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Transportation Matters - July 31, 2020

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Transportation Matters - July 31, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 July 31, 2020
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News and Announcements

Walk Bike Places Online Conference - Aug. 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!

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Southeast Florida Transportation Council - Aug. 7

Join this virtual public meeting of the regional partnership between the Palm Beach TPA, the Broward MPO and the Miami-Dade TPO. Click for the meeting agenda or learn more at SEFTC.org.

SEFTC Virtual Meeting 8/7/2020

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Boca Raton Federal Hwy. Workshop - Aug. 24

Click here for the event flyer.

Announcement of Boca Raton City Council Workshop, 8/24/2020

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ADA Transition Plans are Webinar Topic - Aug. 26

Click here for transition plans webinar series details and registration.

FHWA ADA Transition Plan Webinar Series

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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.

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Thank You Public Transit and Paratransit Workers!

 

FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

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. 


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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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, 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

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

Click to learn more.

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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

TPA Governing Board and Committees

There are no regularly scheduled meetings of the TPA Governing Board or its advisory committees in August. Following are details of a special virtual meeting of one TPA advisory committee:

Thursday, Aug. 6
9:07 AM

Details to join at PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-Meetings

Virtual Meeting:

Bicycle Trailways Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) Greenways Scoring Ad Hoc Committee

Click for meeting agenda with backup.

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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 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. 


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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