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Transportation Matters - November 30, 2020

Transportation Matters - November 30, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 November 30, 2020

News and Announcements

Safe Streets Summit Registration is Open!
Early-Bird Registration Deadline is Dec. 18

Be part of the first virtual Safe Streets Summit on January 28-29, 2021, co-hosted by the Palm Beach TPABroward MPO, and Miami-Dade TPO. Learn more and register at SafeStreetsSummit.org/Summit-Registration. It's not too late to become a sponsor, and maximum recognition is available for those who commit early. Learn more about the various levels of recognition at SafeStreetsSummit.org/sponsorship.

Safe Streets Summit Registration is Open

Palm Beach Gardens Railroad Crossing Closure Begins Nov. 30
Hood Road Closure through December 15

Brightline has announced a full road closure at the railroad crossing at Hood Road in Palm Beach Gardens from November 30 to December 15. The closure will extend from just east of Evergrene Parkway to Alternate A1A/Old Dixie Highway. The closure is necessary while Brightline completes railroad crossing upgrades as part of its second phase to extend passenger rail service from West Palm Beach to Orlando International Airport. Click for detour information

Now Scheduling Required Interviews for Funding Programs

TPA Funding Programs Workshop

Potential applicants are required to schedule a virtual interview to discuss projects with TPA and FDOT staff. Appointments are filling up quickly. Click to schedule  an available interview time slot.

The TPA hosted a public workshop on its funding programs on October 27. Click to view the workshop presentation slides. Click to view the workshop video

Details: PalmBeachTPA.org/Funding

ADA Transition Plans Webinar - Dec. 2

Wednesday, December 2
2:00 - 3:15 p.m. 

Innovations and Technology for Transition Plan Implementation

Click here for transition plans webinar series details and registration.

Please note that all recipients of project funding through the TPA are required to have an ADA Transition Plan. Please visit PalmBeachTPA.org/ADA for requirements and resources. 

Regional Transportation Summit - Dec. 9

Click for Free Registration

SE Florida Transportation Summit

Safe Routes to School Applications Due Dec. 31 

FDOT has created a statewide Safe Routes to School Program using federal safety funds and has issued an annual call for applications through December 31. Florida's Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program can help communities address their school transportation needs and encourage more students to walk or cycle to school. For more information, visit SRTSFL.org

TPA Public Relations Manager Celebrates 10 Years

Congratulations to TPA Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth for reaching a 10-year milestone of service to the agency. Malissa also serves as the Title VI and ADA Officer to uphold the TPA's commitment to nondiscrimination. She is committed to expanding public outreach opportunities and participation in the local and regional transportation planning process.

Grow Your Career With the TPA

With an enlarged office space since moving to downtown West Palm Beach, the TPA is poised for growth. We are currently seeking top candidates for an assortment of positions to enhance our team. For complete job descriptions, a summary of excellent benefits, and requirements to apply, go to PalmBeachTPA.org/jobs.

TPA Job Opportunities

Florida Transportation Plan For Public Review

2045 Florida Transportation Plan - Policy Element

Recent events are changing the way we live and work. Help guide Florida's future in transportation by visiting the FTP Virtual Room at FloridaTransportationPlan.com.

Offer comments on the Draft Policy Element at the link above through December 13. The Policy Element describes objectives and strategies to guide transportation partners statewide in accomplishing the vision and goals.

Nominations Are Open for Complete Streets Champions

Nominations are open until January 8 to highlight individuals and jurisdictions in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties deserving of recognition for their efforts to promote Complete Streets in southeast Florida. Learn more and place nominations at SafeStreetsSummit.org/2021-safe-streets-awards

Safe Streets Awards Nominations

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. For more information, visit AlertTodayFlorida.com/HVE.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Governing Board meetings are simulcast at PalmBeachTPA.org/LIVE, and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel. Meeting details and agendas for the following meetings will be posted to the TPA website at the links below one week in advance, along with an online comment form as an option for public comments prior to or during each meeting.

Wednesday, December 2
9:00 a.m.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, December 2
1:30 p.m.
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thursday, December 3
9:07 a.m.

Bicycle Trailways Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Tuesday, December 8
9:00 a.m.
Bicycle Trailways Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC) Ad-Hoc Committee Meeting on Greenway Project Scoring
Thursday, December 17
9:00 a.m.
TPA Governing Board

Updated TPA Operations During COVID-19

The TPA office has reopened with limited access to outside visitors, other than for the advertised public meetings listed above. 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

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