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Transportation Matters - July 15, 2020

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Transportation Matters - July 15, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 July 15, 2020
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Draft List of Priority Projects

The TPA must annually adopt a list of transportation system priority projects and transmit the list to FDOT for use in developing the next draft Five-Year Work Program and Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Click to review the Draft List of Priority Projects for Fiscal Years 2022-26 and to provide comments using a convenient online form. The TPA Governing Board will adopt a list at their meeting on July 16. Click for meeting details. 

News and Announcements

July TPA Meetings

July TPA meetings are being held as combinations of virtual and in-person meetings, with limited opportunity for the public to attend in person at the TPA office to allow for social distancing.

The public may also participate through the Zoom platform, or watch a live simulcast at PalmBeachTPA.org/LIVE or recorded videos of past virtual meetings. The public is invited to submit online comment forms for each meeting. For agendas, details and links for all options, please go to PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-MeetingsThe TPA welcomes everyone's participation!

  • Thursday, July 16, 9:00 AM - TPA Governing Board
  • Wednesday, July 29, 2:00 PM - Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)


New! TPA Annual Report

TPA Annual Report - FY 2020



Learn about the TPA including highlights of the past year. Click to view/download the Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report which covers July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020.


TPA Business Opportunity for General Planning Consultants

Request for Proposals (RFP) No. 2020-01:
General Planning Consultant Services
(Closing date 7/20/2020 at 4:00 PM)

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/business for details on current business opportunities or to complete a form to be advised of business opportunities in the future.  


Thank You Public Transit and Paratransit Workers!


FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

I-95 at Woolbright Rd. (Boynton Beach)

FDOT announces the following events to review the PD&E Alternatives: 

Virtual Public Workshop - July 22 at 5:00 PM. Click for details.

Virtual Public Open House – July 20 through July 31. Click for details.

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

Construction to begin August 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. 

FDOT Virtual Public Meeting to be held July 23 to include presentations followed by Q&A to begin at 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM, with an unguided slide show from 5:30–6:00 PM. Click for details.

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.

95 Express Phase 3B-1

July 16 will be the final night of I-95 southbound overnight closures between SW 10th St. and Sample Rd. for overhead sign structure installation. This project will extend the High Occupancy Toll lanes in Broward and Palm Beach counties to south of Glades Rd. to include two Managed lanes in each direction.

Atlantic Avenue PD&E Study Begins

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four has begun a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for Atlantic Avenue (SR 806) from Florida's Turnpike to Jog Road, a distance of less than two miles west of Delray Beach. 

Learn more at the project website at FDOT.gov/projects/AtlanticAvePDE.

No public meetings are scheduled for the study at this time. However, FDOT presented at the TPA advisory committee meetings in July and will present to the Governing Board on July 16. Click for the July meeting schedule including links to watch recorded meeting videos. 


New TPA Interactive Map Invites Public Comments

This new TPA interactive map allows viewers to enter transportation related comments and suggestions - or to comment on suggestions posted by others - for any Palm Beach County location. Provide your input at PalmBeachTPA.org/Comment-Map

Interactive public comment map


Taking Action on Pedestrian Safety

FHWA is offering the following remaining session in a virtual series on Pedestrian Safety.

Tuesday, July 28 
1:00 - 2:00 PM 

Click to register

Part 3: Next Steps

This closing session will discuss the planned efforts of U.S.DOT and leading safety stakeholders to address pedestrian safety. This dialogue will gather input from safety professionals regarding opportunities and challenges in improving pedestrian safety, as well as successes and lessons learned which will help to inform future actions. We will revisit the U.S.DOT Pedestrian Safety Action Plan, providing attendees an opportunity to submit feedback and will include closing remarks from FHWA’s Administrator, Nicole R. Nason and NHTSA’s Deputy Administrator, James C. Owens.


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, July 23
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Special Assessments
Transportation Improvement District
Sales Tax District
Community Improvement District


Thursday, August 20 
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Advertising, Naming Rights, Sponsorships

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


Walk Bike Places Online Conference - August 3-7

Walk Bike Places Online, August 3-7, 2020

Join the premier conference in North America for walking, bicycling, and placemaking professionals from the public and private sectors. Visit WalkBikePlaces.org for details.

As many state and national conferences are being rescheduled or transitioning to virtual conferences, keep up with the latest on the TPA Conferences web page.

Skip the travel and high registration fees to take advantage of the many conferences that have moved online this year!


Bike Friendly Designations

Bicycle Friendly Communities

The League of American Bicyclists - formed in 1880 - solicits applications to designate Bicycle Friendly Communities. They state, "A BFC welcomes bicyclists by providing safe accommodations for bicycling and encouraging people to bike for transportation and recreation. Making bicycling safe and convenient are keys to improving public health, reducing traffic congestion, improving air quality and improving quality of life."

Apply for the following designations:

  • Bicycle Friendly Business - next deadline is July 23
  • Bicycle Friendly Community - next deadline is August 26
  • Bicycle Friendly University - next deadline is October 20

Click to learn more.


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.

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