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Transportation Matters - June 17, 2020

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Transportation Matters - June 17, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 June 17, 2020
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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.

News and Announcements

Upcoming TPA Meetings

PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-Meetings is a convenient resource for Board members, advisory committee members, and the public. The web page includes guides for participation, links to meeting agendas, and online public comment forms.

Please note that the June 18 Governing Board meeting will be held both in person and on the Zoom webinar platform, with limited opportunity to attend in person to allow for social distancing. A live simulcast of the Governing Board meeting will also be available for viewing at PalmBeachTPA.org/LIVEThe TPA welcomes everyone's participation!

Upcoming TPA Meetings - June 2020

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COVID-19 Travel Survey Results Are In

In a brief, four-question survey, the TPA asked local residents how their current travel had been altered by the pandemic and how they anticipate travel to change as restrictions are lifted. Click here to view 4 pages of survey results.

COVID-19 Travel Survey Results

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Boynton Beach Adopts a Complete Streets Policy

Congratulations to the City of Boynton Beach for adopting a Complete Streets Policy on June 16. Similar stand alone policies have been adopted by the City of Delray Beach and the Palm Beach TPA. Both the City of West Palm Beach and the Town of Jupiter have adopted Complete Streets policies within the Transportation Element of their Comprehensive Plans. The TPA continues to encourage other local municipalities to adopt similar policies and has created a Model Complete Streets Policy and Policy Development Guidance that can be tailored to fit each municipality. More information regarding Complete Streets policies can be found on the National Complete Streets Coalition's website. To add your local Complete Streets Policy to the National Complete Streets Policy Inventory, email a copy to: info@completestreets.org. Learn more at SmartGrowthAmerica.org

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Bike Friendly Community Designations - Applications Due August 12

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." Click to learn more.

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East Coast Greenway Alliance

With trail use booming, the East Coast Greenway Alliance states there has never been a more critical moment for our nation to invest in regional trails and greenways. The Palm Beach TPA has joined more than 100 organizations that have signed on to support the #GreenwayStimulus campaign. Click to learn more.

#Greenway Stimulus-East Coast Greenway Alliance

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Keep Up with Transportation Conferences

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.

Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
Fiscal Years 2021-2025

The TPA is currently soliciting public comments on its draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the upcoming five fiscal years. Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/TIP to review the draft TIP and offer comments using a convenient online public comment form. The draft TIP will be considered for adoption by the TPA Governing Board on June 18.

FL Dept. of Transportation Project Meetings

Thursday, June 25
5:00 - 6:30 PM
Virtual Public Meeting 

Click here for information to join the virtual meeting.

US-1 Resurfacing Project - Delray Beach
Project limits: South of Eve Street to south of Harbourside Drive. Project improvements include roadway resurfacing, drainage, signalization and signage improvements, pavement marking upgrades including roadway striping for bike lanes, and sidewalk removal and replacement. Construction will begin on June 29. 

Transportation Projects and Highlights

 
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