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Transportation Matters - October 24, 2018

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Transportation Matters - October 24, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                  October 24, 2018
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News and Announcements

TPA Offices and Meetings to Relocate to Downtown WPB in 2019

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On Oct. 18, the TPA Governing Board agreed to lease a vacant building at 301 Datura St. at the corner of Olive Ave. in downtown West Palm Beach. The building will be renovated to house the TPA offices and meeting space for Governing Board and advisory committee meetings. The TPA offices are currently located in the Palm Beach County Vista Center at 2300 N. Jog Rd. The locations for TPA Governing Board meetings will continue to rotate throughout Palm Beach County until mid-2019. Click to view the presentation.


Mobility in the Gardens Design Update - Oct. 25

The City of Palm Beach Gardens and Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council will present a design update on transportation and transit-oriented development (TOD) around a future Tri-Rail Station along PGA Blvd. Click for more information or click for a PDF flyer.

Mobility in Palm Beach Gardens Public Design Update 10-25-2018


FDOT and Partners Celebrate Mobility Week Oct. 27 - Nov. 3 

Mobility Week Oct. 27 - Nov. 3, 2018

Mobility Week - Mix It Up_________________________________

Safe Streets Summit - Early Bird Registration Ends Dec. 1
Sponsorship Opportunities Are Still Available

Click for early bird registration by Dec. 1 for the conference and/or mobile workshops.

Click for sponsorship opportunities to join this growing list of regional Safe Streets Summit sponsors for 2019:

DIAMOND: Intercontinental Miami
GOLD: The Corradino Group
SILVER: Keith; MRG Media Relations Group; Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & BiermanTindale OliverStantecBroward County Transit; South Florida Regional Transportation Authority
BRONZE: Kittelson & Associates; Calvin, Giordano & Associates; CTS Engineering; Protean Design Group; Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust; Sun Trolley

Safe Streets Summit - Feb. 25-26, 2019


2019 TPA Project Funding Cycle Workshop - Dec. 14

Click here for program details and click here for a PDF flyer.

TPA Funding Programs Workshop - Dec. 14, 2018


Walk Friendly Communities Program Applications Due Dec. 15

Walk Friendly Communities (WFC) is a national recognition program developed to encourage cities and towns across the United States to develop and support walking environments with an emphasis on safety, mobility, access, and comfort. Sponsored by Fed Ex and managed by the University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center since 2010, the program distinguishes communities leading the way in walkability and seeks to share their stories to inspire other communities. Cities and towns interested in joining the ranks of Walk Friendly Communities are encouraged to submit an application by Dec. 15. Visit WalkFriendly to learn more. 


How Would You Tell Officials to Improve Transportation?

Click to take a brief survey in English

Siga este vinculo para completer la encuesta en Espanol

Are you part of a local government, a homeowners or neighborhood association, a business or civic organization or another group? Simply sharing a TPA website link in a newsletter or email can give many more Palm Beach County travelers an easy opportunity to share their transportation priorities with officials and decision-makers. Just ask your audience to go to PalmBeachTPA.org/participate for links to the brief survey in either English or Spanish. Please be sure to take the survey yourself and share with family, friends or co-workers!


Request for Proposals - Enterprise Resource Planning


Recent Events

TPA Honors Michael Busha, Treasure Coast RPC

On Oct. 18, the TPA honored Michael Busha, Executive Director of the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council (TCRPC). Mr. Busha retires after more than 36 years on the staff of the TCRPC, a longtime TPA planning partner. He has worked to improve the transportation system in Palm Beach County and the surrounding region and has impacted transportation planning at the state and national level as a charter member of the Congress for the New Urbanism

 TPA Honors Michael Busha 10/18/2018


TPA Honors Term-Limited Commissioners

Term-limited Palm Beach County Commissioners Steven Abrams and Paulette Burdick were recognized for their years of service on the TPA Governing Board at the Oct. 18 meeting.

(L-R) Palm Beach Gardens Mayor Maria Marino; Palm Beach County Commissioners Steven Abrams, Hal Valeche, and Paulette Burdick; and TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren. Commissioner Valeche serves as the TPA Chair and Mayor Marino serves as the TPA Vice Chair.

PBG Mayor Marino, PBC Commissioners Abrams, Valeche, Burdick, and TPA Ex. Dir. Nick Uhren 10/18/2018


1000 Friends of Florida Sustainability Workshop

TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren served as a panelist for an environmental sustainability workshop sponsored by 1000 Friends of Florida on Oct. 5.

1000 Friends of Florida - Sustainability workshop 10/5/2018

Upcoming Project Meetings

The public is encouraged to attend FDOT public meetings for specific projects of interest. Click for details for scheduled FDOT project meetings.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Public Meetings - Nov. & Dec. 2018

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

Complete TPA calendar listings: PalmBeachTPA.org/calendar


The TPA Governing Board Welcomes New Wellington Representative Councilman Michael Napoleone

Wellington Councilman Michael Napoleone

TPA Governing Board Presentations

Click links to view/download the following presentations from the meeting held Oct. 18, 2018, at the South County Civic Center, west of Delray Beach:

TPA Employment Opportunities

Go to PalmBeachTPA.org/jobs for complete job descriptions and instructions to apply.

Palm Beach TPA Job Opportunity - Lead Planner - TIP Coordinator

Palm Beach TPA Job Opportunity - Lead Planner - LRTP Coordinator

Transportation Projects and Highlights


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

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