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Transportation Matters - June 13, 2018

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Transportation Matters - June 13, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 June 13, 2018

News and Announcements

Quiet Zones Now in Effect in West Palm Beach,
Lake Worth, Delray Beach, and Boca Raton

City of Boca Raton
Quiet Zone Became Effective on May 30, 2018

Boca Raton Officials Announce Implementation of Quiet Zones along FEC Rail Corridor

City of Boca Raton Mayor Scott Singer, surrounded by (L-R) Palm Beach County Commissioner Steve Abrams, Boca Raton CRA Chair Andrea Levine O'Rouke, Boca Raton Council Member Monica Mayottte, and Brightline representative Ali Soule. Both Mayor Singer and Commissioner Abrams also serve as members of the TPA Governing Board.


Quiet Zones are now in effect along more sections of the FEC rail corridor, meaning both passenger and freight trains do not routinely blow horns. While the elimination of train horns except in emergencies will improve quality of life for surrounding communities, it is critical for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists to stay out of the rail corridor at all times except at designated crossings when gates are in the open position. 

The Palm Beach TPA provided funding for the supplemental safety measures (SSMs) required for Quiet Zone eligibility at the option of each local jurisdiction. 


TPA Governing Board Meeting - June 21

TPA Governing Board meeting locations rotate throughout Palm Beach County and are announced each month. Agendas are posted one week before each meeting at PalmBeachTPA.org/board. All members of the public are encouraged to attend and will be offered an opportunity to speak.

FPL Manatee Lagoon, West Palm Beach

Thursday, June 21 at 9:00 am

FPL Manatee Lagoon 
(this meeting only)
An FPL Eco-Discovery Center

6000 N. Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach 33407

Click for Google map


National Dump the Pump Day - June 21

The Palm Beach TPA will greet transit users along with local transportation partners for the 13th annual Dump the Pump Day event on Thursday, June 21. Promoted by APTA (American Public Transportation Association), it is a day to highlight the many benefits of using public transportation. Drivers are encouraged to park their cars and skip the gas pumps! Click for Dump the Pump Transit Facts.

Dump the Pump Day - June 21, 2018

TPA Public Comment Opportunities

Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) 

Draft TIP FY 2019-2023

To review and comment on the Draft TIP, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/TIP.

The TPA Governing Board will adopt a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2019-2023 on June 21.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a staged program encompassing a five-year period consisting of all regionally significant transportation improvements to all modes of travel in Palm Beach County.

The TIP is updated annually and identifies projects for maintaining and improving the transportation system funded by Federal, State, and local sources.


Upcoming Project Meeting

The public is encouraged to attend the following public meetings for specific projects of interest:

Recent Events

West Palm Beach Green Business Challenge

The Palm Beach TPA promoted environmentally friendly travel options and conducted a transportation issues survey as an exhibitor at the May 15 kickoff of the City of West Palm Beach Green Business Challenge at the FPL Manatee Lagoon.

WPB Green Business Challenge Kickoff - May 15, 2018


 Request Palm Beach TPA presentations and exhibits: Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth.

Upcoming TPA Meetings

Thu. June 21, 9:00 am TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location (this meeting only):
FPL Manatee Lagoon 
6000 N. Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, FL 33407
Click for Google Map
Wed. July 11, 9:00 am Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wed.  July 11, 1:30 pm Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thu. July 12, 9:07 am Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting to access online agendas, backup materials, 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

Public Notice:  Please be advised that multiple members of the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board or any of its advisory committees may attend any of these meetings.

Complete TPA calendar listings: PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar 

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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