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Transportation Matters - July 31, 2019

New Texting Law


Transportation Matters - July 31, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                 July 31, 2019
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News and Announcements

South Florida GIS Expo - August 22-23

South Florida GIS ExpoThe South Florida GIS Expo is hosted by the Palm Beach Countywide GIS Forum, a nonprofit organization of geospatial professionals who work to develop, publish, distribute and use geospatial information. Anyone interested in developing, using or otherwise interacting with GIS software is welcome to join. Membership is free and participation is an excellent way to earn credits towards GIS Professional (GISP) Certification. Learn more about membership. 

The Palm Beach TPA will again be a Patron supporter and exhibitor at the upcoming GIS Expo. "Step Through the Portal" will be the theme for the 26th annual event. The Expo will be held at the Palm Beach County Convention Center, and will be a gathering of more than 600 members of south Florida's GIS community. The Expo fosters collaboration, coordination, networking, education and training.

For details including the keynote speaker, photos of the 2018 Expo and for free registration, go to sfgisexpo.com

Businesses or local governments interested in sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities, please click here.

Follow #SFGISEXPO on social media!


Safe Routes to School Application Workshop - August 13

This workshop explains the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program, and provides tips to structure a more competitive grant application. The online application and the submission process have changed. Registration is required to attend. Click here for complete details on this workshop and other public meetings conducted by the Florida Department of Transportation - District 4.


TPA Issues Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019

Click to review/download the TPA Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 which concluded on June 30, 2019.

TPA Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 (July 2018 - June 2019)


New Texting While Driving Law Took Effect July 1

Can a text get you a ticket? Florida's new law makes texting while driving a primary offense.

TPA Public Comment Opportunities

2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Schedule


The TPA is progressing in its update to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) with a horizon year of 2045.


The draft 25-year Cost Feasible Plan was presented to the TPA Governing Board at their meeting on July 18 in West Palm Beach. The presentation reviewed estimated implementation costs by phase for each project. The projects - which were selected from the TPA's Desires Plan - seek to advance the TPA vision, goals and objectives. Click to view the presentation slides.

Monitor the schedule and provide feedback on LRTP presentations given at public meetings of the TPA Governing Board and its advisory committees. View agendas, backup materials, meeting minutes and presentation slides from past meetings at PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting.

View the currently adopted and previous LRTP documents at PalmBeachTPA.org/LRTP


Request a TPA Presentation

To request a TPA staff presentation for your community or organization,
please email Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth or call 561-684-4143.

Upcoming FDOT Project Meeting

SR 804/Boynton Beach Blvd. Project

(from west of Jog Road to Congress Ave. in the City of Boynton Beach and unincorporated Palm Beach County)

Open House
Wednesday, August 7, 2019

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Palm Beach County Library - West Boynton Branch
9451 Jog Road, Boynton Beach, FL 33437

Click for meeting details.

Recent Events

Vision Zero event crowd, July 20, 2019, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

The TPA joined with the City of West Palm Beach for a series of summer events to promote our shared adoption of the Vision Zero initiative that takes the position that no deaths or serious injuries from crashes are acceptable.

On July 20, the TPA assisted with the fitting of free bike helmets at the e4 Life Health Event at the South Florida Science Center & Aquarium.

Vision Zero event, bike helmet fitting, August 20, 2019, South Florida Science Center & Aquarium

For the past two years, the TPA Governing Board has adopted a safety target of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries.

In April 2019, the TPA adopted a Vision Zero Action Plan. Learn more at PalmBeachTPA.org/safety.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Governing Board Meeting, July 18, 2019, West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion

TPA Governing Board Meeting held on July 18, 2019 at the West Palm Beach Lake Pavilion.

To view/download presentations from the July TPA Governing Board meeting, click on the presentation names below:

To review or print agendas and backup materials one week prior to a TPA meeting, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend meetings, and 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.

Upcoming TPA Meetings

Please note that there are no standard advisory committee or Governing Board meetings scheduled for August.

Thursday, August 8

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) 
Special workshop: Transportation Alternatives (TA) funding program scoring for the Fiscal Year 2020 application cycle. The public is welcome to attend to observe only.

Wednesday, August 14

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Wednesday, September 4

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, September 4

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, September 5

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Thursday, September 19

TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting  only): 
Spanish River Library
1501 NW Spanish River Blvd.
Boca Raton, FL 33431 
Click for Google maps


The 2019 calendar of TPA 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

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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