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Transportation Matters - March 27, 2019

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Transportation Matters - March 27, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                  March 27, 2019
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News and Announcements

Federal Agencies Request Public Input on TPA Performance
Public Comments are due by May 10

Click here to learn more about the Federal Certification schedule and process to evaluate the performance of the Palm Beach TPA.

How is the Palm Beach TPA doing?___________________________________________

Congress for the New Urbanism - April 17 

Learn how our region can benefit from creating a local chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Attend a free evening event with President and CEO Lynn Richards. RSVPs are requested. Click for the event flyer.  


Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO)

Valerie Neilson, TPA Deputy Director of Multimodal Development, (center) presented on the future of transportation in Palm Beach County at the March 26 general membership meeting of the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), Palm Beach County chapter. To learn more about the national multimodal transportation organization's opportunities and member benefits, go to COMTO.org and please email the local chapter at COMTO@gmail.com

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials


FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

 SR 710-Beeline Highway

The Palm Beach TPA has posted materials from a Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) workshop held on Feb. 28, to the following TPA web page: PalmBeachTPA.org/SR710. Included are a project flyer, presentation slides, and a presentation video that includes animation to portray complex traffic flows from various directions.


I-95 Interchange and Northlake Blvd.

The Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT) held an open house workshop on March 26 to discuss proposed modifications to the interchange at I-95 and Northlake Blvd., and along Northlake Blvd. from Military Trail east to Silverthorne Drive. 

For project details, maps and schedule, go to the FDOT project website at 95Northlake.com


Click here to review details of upcoming FDOT meetings and proposed projects in FDOT District Four which includes Palm Beach County.

Welcome New TPA Board Members

Joseph Anderson

Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Joseph Anderson

The Palm Beach TPA welcomed Port of Palm Beach Commissioner Joseph D. Anderson as the Port's newly appointed representative to the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board.

Commissioner Anderson joined the Port of Palm Beach Board of Commissioners in January 2019, and currently serves as the Port's Secretary/Treasurer.

Meet the TPA Staff

Jason Price

In February, the Palm Beach TPA welcomed Jason Price as a Lead Planner who will serve as Coordinator for the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

A native of Binghamton, NY, Jason graduated from Pace University (Pleasantville, NY) with a Bachelor of Business Administration. From Binghamton University, Jason earned a Master of Arts in Geography and a Master of Public Administration.

Jason has more than ten years of work experience in Florida, Pennsylvania and California, where he most recently relocated from Eureka, CA, after working for three years with the CA State Dept. of Transportation.

Jason is designated by the American Planning Association (APA) as a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), and is certified by the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) as a Professional Transportation Planner (PTP).

Recent Events

2019 Safe Streets Summit

On February 25-26, 2019, the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), and the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) came together to host the 2019 Safe Streets Summit in Miami. Look for the "Archives" tab at SafeStreetsSummit.org to view presentation videos and additional conference photos.

The planning committee has already met to begin the year-long planning process for the 2020 Safe Streets Summit to be held in Ft. Lauderdale.

Participants included hundreds of transportation professionals, elected officials, community partners, and other advocates of safer, complete streets and improved access to multimodal transportation.

The two-day event included a full conference day featuring nationally-recognized speakers including former U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx (currently serving as the Chief Policy Officer at Lyft).

Five mobile workshop tours were held the second day to highlighted transportation and built environment efforts that promote economic development, livability, and access to local and regional transportation options.

Mobile workshops began at the Brightline MiamiCentral station to tour the City of Coral Gables, the City of Miami Beach, Downtown Miami, The Underline, and the Brightline MiamiCentral station.

The City of Coral Gables conducted a trolley ride through neighborhoods where complete streets improvements had been made and a walking tour through the improved business district.

Metallic streamers overhead in Coral Gables create a sense of place, while adding shade, movement and a sound in the breeze.

Some mobile workshop participants toured the Miami area on bikes.

TPA staff members Michael Lynch (left) and Nicholas Hernandez (center) biked downtown Miami along with Kim Glas-Castro who represents Palm Springs as an alternate member of the TPA Technical Advisory Committee.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Governing Board meeting in the Village of Palm Springs on March 21, 2019
Meeting of the Palm Beach TPA Governing Board in the Village of Palm Springs held on March 21.

March TPA Governing Board Presentations

Presentation slides from each TPA Governing Board or advisory committee meeting are posted to the TPA website within a few days following each meeting at PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting

Click on the title of each presentation to view the slides:

Executive Director's Report
Long Range Transportation Plan - Goals, Objectives, Measures
Vision Zero Action Plan
Complete Streets Workshop
Northlake Blvd. Corridor
Public Participation Plan - 2018 Annual Report


April TPA Meetings

Wednesday, April 3  

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

  Wednesday, April 3  

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, April 4  

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)


Thursday, April 18  

TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting  only): 
Delray Municipal Golf Club
2200 Highland Ave.
Delray Beach, FL 33445

(Click for Google map)  


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


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

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