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Transportation Matters - August 29, 2018

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Transportation Matters - August 29, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 August 29, 2018

News and Announcements

List of Priority Projects for Public Review and Comment

The Palm Beach TPA annually must adopt a list of transportation system priority projects and transmit the list to the Florida Dept. of Transportation. The FDOT uses the list to develop their next draft Five-Year Work Program, which is incorporated into the TPA's Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the following year.

Review the TPA's draft Priority Projects List for Fiscal Years 2020-2024 and provide public comments at PalmBeachTPA.org/priorities. A final list will be adopted by the TPA Governing Board at their meeting on Sep. 20, 2018. Review meeting details at the priorities web page or below.


Veterans Give Feedback on Transportation Needs and Preferences

The West Palm Beach Veterans Administration Medical Center provides health services to veterans in a seven-county region of south Florida and the Treasure Coast at its main facility and six contractor-operated community-based outpatient clinics including locations in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. More than 2,700 staff members served more than 60,000 veterans last year.

On Aug. 27, a Palm Beach TPA outreach team visited the medical center to conduct transportation surveys among a sampling of veterans and staff members. Surveys are being completed online and supplemented with a variety of outreach events to ensure the inclusion of responses from diverse populations and those less likely to participate in an email survey.

VA Medical Center - 8-27-2018


What Would You Tell Officials About Transportation in
Palm Beach County and Southeast Florida?

Everyone who lives in, or regularly travels through Palm Beach County is encouraged to take the survey, which takes most respondents about five minutes.

Click here to take the Palm Beach TPA survey in English or Spanish

Transportation Planners Seek Public Feedback

Please follow and provide feedback to the TPA's peer agencies where you travel. If you travel to Broward County, click here. If you travel to Miami-Dade County, click here.


ADA Transition Plan Trainings

The Palm Beach TPA is required by federal agencies to sign assurances that all recipients of federal funds allocated by the TPA have ADA transition plans in place. ADA transition plans outline a jurisdiction's assessment and plans for bringing their infrastructure into compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here for additional information on requirements.

The Palm Beach TPA will host a half-day workshop on Oct. 11, with training by Dean Perkins, Florida Dept. of Transportation's ADA Coordinator. For details or to reserve a seat, contact Malissa Booth at MBooth@PalmBeachTPA.org or 561-694-4143.

The Broward MPO will conduct a similar ADA transition planning workshop on Sep. 5. Click here for flyer.


Continuous Quiet Zone Established

The Quiet Zone along the FEC rail corridor in Boynton Beach became effective on Aug. 23, completing the continuous Quiet Zone throughout central and southern Palm Beach County. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists are reminded to use caution and to only cross the rail corridor at designated crossings when the gates are in the open position. Remember, "See Tracks? Think Train!"


Schools Are Open - Use Caution!

Bike & Walk Safely - Back to School

Upcoming Project Meetings

The public is encouraged to attend the following public meetings for specific projects of interest. Click for details for these FDOT meetings.

  • Thu. Aug. 30 - Delray Beach: I-95/Atlantic Ave. Interchange, Construction Open House
  • Thu. Aug. 30 - Delray Beach: I-95 from Gateway Blvd. to Atlantic Ave. Open House
  • Thu. Sep. 6 - Boynton Beach: SR 804/Boynton Beach Blvd. from Jog Rd. to Congress Ave. 

Recent Events

Palm Beach TPA Among Patron Sponsors of 25th Anniversary GIS Expo

GIS Expo - Aug. 23-24, 2018

A Palm Beach TPA outreach team used their exhibit space at the 25th annual GIS Expo to solicit responses to the TPA's public values survey to determine existing travel modes and preferences that will influence future planning and transportation project investments. 

GIS Expo - Aug. 23-24, 2018

GIS Expo attendees complete TPA transportation surveys online using I-pads as they wait in the lunch buffet line.

The 25th Anniversary GIS Expo was held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center on Aug. 23-24. 


Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Workshop

TPA staff members participated in a bicycle and pedestrian safety training workshop on Aug. 22.


 Request Palm Beach TPA presentations and exhibits: Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Governing Board Meeting - Sep. 20, 2018

Lake Worth Casino Building

Wed. Sep. 5, 9:00 AM Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  Sep. 5, 1:30 PM Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. Sep. 6, 9:07 AM Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Thu. Sep. 20, 9:00 AM

TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location (this meeting only):

Lake Worth Casino Building
10 S. Ocean Blvd., Lake Worth, FL 33460
Click for Google Map

Tue. Sep. 25, 2:00 PM Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting to access online agendas, backup materials, presentations, minutes and audio recordings of past meetings of the Governing Board, advisory committees, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board. Members of the public are encouraged to attend all meetings of these Boards and committees, as well as ad hoc committee meetings or workshops publicly noticed on PalmBeachTPA.org

Complete TPA calendar listings: PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar

TPA Employment Opportunity

Palm Beach TPA Job Opportunity - Lead Planner

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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