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Transportation Matters - August 31, 2020

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Transportation Matters - August 31, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 August 31, 2020
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News and Announcements

2021 Safe Streets Summit Goes Virtual!

Get ready to telecommute to the first virtual Safe Streets Summit being planned for Jan. 28-29, 2021. Learn about the latest local and national initiatives for advancing safe streets for all users. As always, this 8th annual summit promises a terrific lineup of speakers, opportunities to gain visibility for sponsors and organizations, highlights of outstanding projects, recognition for leading communities and individuals, and connection with hundreds of southeast Florida's public officials, technical staff, and community and agency partners. "Moving Our Community Forward" is the 2021 theme selected by the three co-hosting agencies: Palm Beach TPABroward MPO, and Miami-Dade TPOSafeStreetsSummit.org

Save the Date! Jan. 28-29, 2021 Virtual Safe Streets Summit


I-95 Closures

Monday, Aug. 31

I-95 Southbound at Glades Road - Full Overnight Closure
Click for flyer and detour information.


Tuesday, Sep. 8

I-95 Southbound at Palmetto Park Road - Full Overnight Closure
Click for flyer and detour information.


Wednesday, Sep. 9

Full Sidewalk Closure, South Side along Palmetto Park Road between SW 12th Ave. and Military Trail
Click for flyer and detour information.


Construction Start:
Wednesday, Sep. 9

I-95 Indiantown Road to CR 708/SE Bridge Road
Click for flyer to learn about lighting and roadway modifications and resulting traffic impacts during construction. Anticipated completion: Spring 2022


The TPA Staff is Prepared to Grow!

With an enlarged office space since moving to downtown West Palm Beach, the TPA is poised for growth. We are currently seeking top candidates for an assortment of positions to enhance our team. For complete job descriptions, a summary of excellent benefits, and requirements to apply, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/jobs.


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ADA Transition Plans Webinar Series Continues

Click here for transition plans webinar series details and registration.

FHWA ADA Transition Plan Webinar Series


FDOT Webinar Series

FDOT has converted its 2020 Transportation Symposium to a series of one-hour webinars to keep staff and industry partners up-to-date with DOT policies, procedures, and best practices. One credit will be offered for each webinar on the date presented. Recorded past presentations are also available for viewing. Click for topics and to register for sessions now through November.


AARP Livable Communities Transportation Workshop - Sep. 15-16

Register for this free online event to bring together AARP staff, volunteers, community partners and livability practitioners on the afternoons of Sep. 15 and 16. Three core transportation themes - Safety, Accessibility and Resilience - will inspire a more effective transportation system for older adults and people of all ages. Click to register.


Regional Transportation Plan
to be Presented to TPA Board - Sep. 17

Regional Transportation Plan Adopted by the Southeast Florida Regional Transportation Council (SEFTC) on 8/7/20

Every five years, the Southeast Florida  Transportation Council (SEFTC) adopts a Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) to coordinate regional components of the Long Range Transportation Plans adopted by the SEFTC partner agencies: Palm Beach TPA, Miami-Dade TPO, and the Broward MPO. SEFTC adopted the RTP on Aug. 7. Click to review the document. The RTP will be presented to the TPA Governing Board on Sep. 17. Click for meeting details.


"Be Rail Smart" - Sep. 21-27

Rail Safety Week

Rail Safety Week is an annual public awareness initiative to encourage drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to practice safe behavior near railroad tracks, both at street crossings and within railroad rights-of-way.

Learn more about Rail Safety Education at Operation Lifesaver at OLI.org




FHWA to Host Virtual Peer Exchange Workshops

FHWA is hosting a series of Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchanges/Workshops. The program features peer experts who have successfully used Value Capture techniques. Registration is free, but is limited to 300 participants. For questions, contact Pepper Santalucia at 617-494-3271 or P.Santalucia.CTR@dot.gov

Thursday, September 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Tax Incremental Finance Districts
Transportation Reinvestment Zones

Thursday, October 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Joint Development and Use Right-of-Way Agreements

TPA Public Comment Opportunities

Public Participation Plan - 2020 Update

In Oct. 2017, the TPA Governing Board adopted a major update to the TPA's Public Participation Plan (PPP). The PPP is reviewed annually and updated as needed after a public review and comment period. Relatively minor updates are proposed for adoption by the TPA Governing Board at their meeting to be held on Sep. 17. Click to review the draft PPP and complete an online public comment form. Click for meeting details.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

September meetings are being held as combinations of virtual meetings and in-person meetings at the TPA office. Details to join each meeting are available at PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-Meetings. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in multiple ways. Online comment forms may be completed in advance or during each meeting. Recorded videos are posted to the TPA YouTube channel, and Governing Board meetings are simulcast live at PalmBeachTPAorg/Live

Wed., Sep. 2 
9:00 AM 


Technical Advisory Committee

Wed., Sep. 2
1:30 PM 


Citizens Advisory Committee

Thurs., Sep. 3
9:07 AM 


Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee

Thurs., Sep. 17
9:00 AM

TPA Governing Board


Updated TPA Operations During COVID-19

The TPA office has reopened with limited access to outside visitors. View full requirements at PalmBeachTPA.org.

To contact the TPA, please call the main telephone number at 561.725.0800, send an email to Info@PalmBeachTPA.org, or contact individual staff members directly. Click to access the TPA staff directory.

Transportation Projects and Highlights

SR A1A / Haven Ashe Bridge Maintenance Project
Over the Boca Raton Inlet

Construction began Aug. 1, for a maximum of 60 days. Vehicular traffic will be detoured during a full bridge closure, while marine traffic will be maintained through the navigable waterway. 

West Atlantic Ave. at I-95 (Delray Beach)

A new configuration for westbound Atlantic Ave. traffic approaching I-95 began July 13. The northernmost, or far right, lane just west of NW 12th Ave. has been designated exclusively as an entrance ramp to access northbound or southbound I-95. This is part of the I-95 interchange modifications at Atlantic Ave. from the El Rio Canal to NW 12th Ave.

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