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Transportation Matters - May 3, 2021

Transportation Matters - May 3, 2021

PalmBeachTPA.org                 May 3, 2021

The Palm Beach TPA welcomes Commissioner Christina Lambert, appointed by the City of West Palm Beach.

Commissioner Lambert is among 15 elected municipal officials who serve on the 21-member TPA Governing Board along with five Palm Beach County Commissioners and one elected official representing the Port of Palm Beach.


City of West Palm Beach
Christina Lambert

2021 National Bike to School Day - May 5

On May 5, 2021 communities across the nation will walk and roll to support safe, active travel as part of the 10th annual National Bike to School Day. Registration is open to families, neighborhoods, and schools. For more information and to register, visit WalkBikeToSchool.org.

2021 National Bike Month - May

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. #BikeThere on National Ride A Bike Day on May 2, 2021 and celebrate Bike to Work Week from May 17-23, 2021. For more information, visit BikeLeague.org/BikeMonth.

Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Cooperative Agreement Program

The EJCPS Cooperative Agreement Program offers financial assistance in amounts up to $160,000 per award to eligible organizations for projects that address local environmental and/or public health issues in their communities. Applications are due by May 7, 2021. Click here to learn more and apply.

2021 National Roadway Safety Awards

The Roadway Safety Foundation and Federal Highway Administration are now accepting applications for the 2021 National Roadway Safety Awards to recognize successful roadway safety solutions that contribute to the goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on our nation’s roadways. Applications are due by May 28, 2021. Learn more here.

Safety Funding Available for Law Enforcement 

FDOT has funding available for law enforcement agencies to conduct High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Requests for contract proposals will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Learn more at AlertTodayFlorida.com/HVE.

The Palm Beach TPA Welcomes New Staff Member

Melissa Murray
Public Relations Director

Melissa joined the TPA in 2021 after living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Her most recent experience is in public relations, marketing and communications. She has also worked as a television news reporter and anchor and enjoys collaborating with media to share stories about the work of the TPA. Melissa is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.

Florida LTAP Center Designing for Complete Streets Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series in May will build upon the Introduction to Designing for Complete Streets webinar by going into further detail about Complete Streets concepts and how to create streets that are safe and functional for all users. Learn more and register here.

FDOT Non-Motorized Traffic Monitoring Program Annual Meeting

FDOT's 2021 Statewide Non-Motorized Traffic Monitoring Program's Annual Meeting will be held as as virtual webinar series throughout the month of May. Learn more and register here.

Future of Transit Workshop

The TPA will host a virtual workshop on May 14, 2021 to hear from transit industry leaders on the future of transit, technology, land use, and funding. To register visit PalmBeachTPA.org/FutureOfTransit.

FHWA Value Capture Webinar Series

The FHWA is hosting a webinar series on Value Capture Strategies from March - October, 2021. The webinar series will review Value Capture techniques promoted in the FHWA's Every Day Count (EDC-5) initiative, with a focus on the intersection of innovative finance and innovative project delivery tools. For details, click here.

FDOT Florida Transportation Symposium

The FDOT Florida Transportation Symposium is continuing as a virtual webinar series format in 2021. Learn more at TransportationSymposium.FDOT.gov.

Upcoming Transportation Planning Conferences

To view more upcoming transportation planning conferences, visit our website at PalmBeachTPA.org/Conferences.

Upcoming TPA Meetings

Wednesday, May 5
9:00 a.m.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wednesday, May 5
1:30 p.m.
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thursday, May 6
9:00 a.m.

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Thursday, May 20
9:00 a.m.
Governing Board
Wednesday, May 26
2:00 p.m.
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Meeting details and agendas are posted at the links above one week in advance, along with an online comment form as an option for public comments prior to or during each meeting.

TPA Governing Board and advisory committee meetings are currently being held as a combination of in-person meetings at the TPA office and virtual meetings on the Zoom webinar platform. To accommodate social distancing, there will be limited space for in-person attendees. Please review the guidance at the top of each meeting agenda.  

Governing Board meetings are simulcast at PalmBeachTPA.org/Live, and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel.

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