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Transportation Matters - January 13, 2020

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Transportation Matters - January 13, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 January 13, 2020
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News and Announcements

Palm Beach TPA Open House Invitation 1-24-2020, 4:00-6:00 pm, 301 Datura St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Please join us for an open house from 4:00-6:00 pm on Friday, January 24, to celebrate the new TPA office. The address is 301 Datura Street, West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Click for a map including travel and parking options.

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Proposed Amendment to Consider the SR-7 Extension Project - Feb. 20

The TPA Governing Board adopted a 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan on Dec. 12. The Summary Points from the public meeting denote projects that were added or deleted from the final draft by the Governing Board. Project deletions included the following:

  • TPA013: Widening of SR-7 from 2 to 4 lanes from Okeechobee Blvd. to 60th Street in Fiscal Years 2020-24 at a cost of $20M, and 

  • TPA014: Construction of the SR-7 extension as a new 4-lane roadway from 60th Street to Northlake Blvd. in Fiscal Years 2020-24 at a cost of $53M.

Please be advised that an agenda item will be presented at the TPA advisory committee meetings to be held Feb. 5 and 6, and at the TPA Governing Board meeting on Feb. 20, to consider an amendment to the LRTP to include the two SR-7 projects that were removed from the draft LRTP on Dec. 12. 

Please see the schedule below for details of each of those TPA meetings, where the public will be allowed to offer comments. Additionally, written and online comments to be considered as part of the public record will be accepted prior to the meeting. For the latest details, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/LRTP.

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Take the Beach Bus!

Palm Tran's newly extended Route 62 bus includes a new stop at the beach in Lake Worth Beach

Beachgoers have a new, economical way to travel to the beach with their gear but without parking fees and hassles! The bus route has been extended for Palm Tran Route 62 via Lake Worth Road which serves Wellington to Lake Worth Beach, seven days a week. The new bus stop is located near the entrance to the Lake Worth Casino and Beach Complex and Kreusler Park. The cash fare is $2 each way. Click for Route 62 details including the route map, schedules, and allowable items to bring on board. Route 62 serves two free park and ride locations at the Florida's Turnpike interchange at Lake Worth Road and the Tri-Rail station in Lake Worth Beach. Additional stops include Wellington Regional Medical Center, The Mall at Wellington Green, Nassau Square, Target and more. An opening ceremony was held on Jan. 10.    

Officials from Palm Beach County, Palm Tran and the City of Lake Worth Beach celebrate the extension of bus route 62 at a ceremony held 1/10/2020

Photo, L-R: Palm Tran Manager of Transit Planning Steve Anderson; Lake Worth Beach Commissioners Herman Robinson and Andy Amoroso and Mayor Pam Triolo; Palm Beach County (PBC) Mayor Dave Kerner; PBC Administrator Verdenia Baker; Lake Worth Beach City Manager Michael Bornstein (standing behind); PBC Commissioner Mack Bernard; PBC Assistant Administrator Todd Bonlarron; and Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton Forbes. Mayor Triolo serves as a TPA Governing Board member representative. Commissioner Amoroso, Mayor Kerner and Commissioner Bernard serve as TPA Alternates.  

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7th Annual Safe Streets Summit Final Registration - Jan. 24

Feb. 6 - Mobile Workshops
(Separate Registration Required - Limited Space)

Feb. 7 - Conference Day 
View Speaker Highlights and Register at SafeStreetsSummit.org

Register Today!  Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 6-7, 2020

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Safe Streets Summit Sponsor Opportunities
Check out sponsorship opportunities: SafeStreetsSummit.org/sponsorship

Does your agency or organization plan to send multiple staff members to the 2020 Safe Streets Summit?  If so, take a look at the opportunities to upgrade your investment to a sponsorship that includes multiple registrations and provides visibility for your organization.

Sponsor Opportunities - Safe Streets Summit, Feb. 6-7, 2020

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New This Year!  Schedule a Mandatory Pre-Application Meeting

TPA Funding Programs-Applications Due 2-28-2020

 

 

For the first time, potential applicants are required to schedule an appointment with the TPA and FDOT prior to submitting a funding application. Schedule your appointment today! Details at PalmBeachTPA.org/Funding

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New TPA Contact Information

301 Datura St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401

New main telephone: 561-725-0800
Click here for an updated staff contact list with direct telephone numbers.

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Request a TPA Presentation

To request a TPA staff presentation for your community or organization,
please email Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth or call 561.725.0813.

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FDOT Forecasting & Trends

The Florida Department of Transportation issued its annual Source Book for 2019 in mid-December to provide the most frequently requested statewide figures in a single document. Using the latest statistics, this annually produced tool provides a single, credible source of statewide trends, statistics and performance measures. This edition focuses on mobility, safety and innovation, and provides figures on emerging technologies including drone usage, electric vehicle deployment and micromobility. Click to view/download the document.

FDOT Source Book Issued 12-12-2019

FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

Wednesday, Jan. 15
5:00 - 7:00 pm
6:00 pm Presentation

Boca Raton

 

 

95 Express Lanes Project: I-95 from S. of SR 808/Glades Rd. to Linton Blvd.

Construction Open House
Spanish River Library Mezzanine Room
1501 Spanish River Blvd., Boca Raton

Description: Northern extension of the 95 Express lanes to just south of Linton Blvd. 
Click for additional details

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Delray Beach

El Clair Ranch Rd. Bridge Replacement Project

Construction Open House
Palm Beach County Library
14350 Hagen Ranch Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33446

Description: Bridge replacement project over the L-30 Canal between Lake Ida Rd. and Flavor Pict Rd. in unincorporated Palm Beach County. The project includes a full bridge demolition and replacement and bike lane and sidewalk installation.
Click for additional details

 

Tuesday, Jan. 28
5:30 - 7:30 pm

West Palm Beach

 

 

 

SR-5 / US-1 / Dixie Highway Lane Elimination from Albemarle Road to Okeechobee Blvd.

Open House Workshop
Howard Park Community Center
1302 Parker Ave., West Palm Beach, FL

Click for the project workshop flyer  
Click for additional details

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Upcoming TPA Board & Advisory Committee Meetings
Please note that all TPA meetings in 2020 are scheduled to be held at the new TPA office location at 301 Datura St., West Palm Beach, FL 33401 (NW corner of Olive Ave.)
Click for a printable map including travel and parking options.

The public is encouraged to attend all of the following meetings, and will be offered an opportunity to speak on general transportation issues or on specific agenda items.
Meeting agendas are posted a week in advance.

 No January TPA Governing Board or Advisory Committee Meetings Are Scheduled

Wednesday, February 5  

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, February 5  

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, February 6  

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Thursday, February 6   Safe Streets Summit - Mobile Workshops
Friday, February 7   Safe Streets Summit - Conference Day

Wednesday, February 12  

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Thursday, February 20 

TPA Governing Board
Palm Beach TPA

301 Datura Street
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Click for Google map

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The TPA calendar of meetings is available at PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/Meeting to access online agendas and backup materials (posted one week in advance of each meeting), and 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. They will be given opportunities to ask questions or make comments on any agenda item, or to offer general comments that are relevant to the mission and responsibilities of the TPA.

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