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Transportation Matters - October 24, 2019

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Transportation Matters - October 24, 2019

PalmBeachTPA.org                 October 24, 2019
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News and Announcements

Safe Streets Summit Speaker Proposals Due Nov. 1

The next Safe Streets Summit will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale. Mobile workshops will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, followed by the conference day on Friday, Feb. 7. In order to assure the best lineup of conference speakers, proposals are being solicited until November 1. To submit a proposal as a speaker, click here. For all other details go to SafeStreetsSummit.org

SPEAKER PROPOSALS DUE 11-1-19 Safe Streets Summit 2-7-20


TPA Governing Board Public Workshop - Nov. 15

At the meeting held October 17, the TPA Governing Board requested this workshop to be added to the schedule. Members of the public are invited to attend.

  TPA Governing Board Public Workshop
  Friday, November 15, 2019 at 9:00 AM
  Location (this workshop only): 
  Wellington Community Center
  12150 Forest Hill Blvd., Wellington, FL 33414
  Click for Google Maps


TPA Long Range Transportation Plan Update

DRAFT 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

The TPA Governing Board will adopt a 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) on December 12, 2019.  Meeting details are listed in the upcoming TPA meetings schedule below. 

Review draft documents at PalmBeachTPA.org/LRTP. A final draft will be posted for public comments 30 days prior to the scheduled adoption date.


Mobility Week - Oct. 25 - Nov. 1

Mobility Week will be celebrated statewide for the second year by cities, counties, employers, individuals and transportation partner agencies. It is a collection of outreach events to bring attention to safe, multimodal transportation choices, highlight achievements, and kick off new initiatives or policies. Look for Mobility Week events hosted by Palm Tran in Palm Beach County.

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TPA Issues Mobility Week Proclamation



Palm Beach TPA
Issues Proclamation

Mobility Week 


(L-R) Boynton Beach Mayor Steven Grant; Palm Beach TPA Deputy Director of Multimodal Development Valerie Neilson; TPA Chair and Palm Beach Gardens Councilmember Maria Marino; TPA Vice Chair and Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto; Palm Beach TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren.



Palm Beach County Issues Proclamation

Mobility Week 

(L-R) Palm Beach TPA Deputy Director of Multimodal Development Valerie Neilson; Palm Tran Service Board, Paratransit Subcommittee Chair Terry Brown; Palm Beach County Assistant County Administrator Todd Bonlarron;  South Florida Regional Transportation Authority Executive Director Steven Abrams; Palm Beach County Commissioner Robert Weinroth; Palm Beach TPA Executive Director Nick Uhren; Palm Tran Executive Director Clinton Forbes; Palm Tran Service Board Chair Cermencita Mitchell; Palm Tran Senior Manager of Paratransit Chad Hockman; Palm Beach County Engineer David Ricks.


Safe Streets Summit - Feb. 6-7

Check out sponsorship opportunities: SafeStreetsSummit.org/sponsorship

Registration opens soon! 

Safe Streets Summit - Feb. 6-7, 2020, Fort Lauderdale, FL



FDOT Seeks Your Help to Update the Florida Transportation Plan

The Florida Department of Transportation's long-range plan guides Florida's transportation future, and affects every resident, business and visitor. Its goals impact our quality of life and economic prosperity. Share your thoughts to ensure that the updated Florida Transportation Plan reflects the needs of our communities. Click here for a flyer to post or share or click here to provide input.

FDOT: Florida Transportation Plan


Request a TPA Presentation

To request a TPA staff presentation for your community or organization,
please email Public Relations Manager Malissa Booth or call 561-684-4143.

FL Dept. of Transportation Projects

Boca Raton
NE 5th Ave. Sidewalk Improvement Project


Public Open House Workshop
Monday, October 28, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Downtown Library
400 NW 2nd Ave.
Boca Raton, FL 33432  
Click for project details


Palm Beach Gardens
I-95 at Central Blvd.
New Interchange Project




Public Open House Workshop
Thursday, November 14, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 pm
Palm Beach Gardens Council Chambers
10500 North Military Trail
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Click for project details

Recent Events

Walk to School Day
October 2, 2019 - Highland Elementary School - Lake Worth Beach

For more information, visit WalkBikeToSchool.org.

Walk to School Day


FAU Infrastructure Night
October 23, 2019 - Florida Atlantic University - Boca Raton

The Palm Beach TPA provided Silver Level support and exhibited at the annual Infrastructure Night event at Florida Atlantic University that brings together hundreds of FAU students, academics, transportation partners and industry leaders.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Governing Board Meeting
October 17, 2019 - Palm Beach Gardens City Hall

Click below on presentation titles to view the slides. The agenda, backup materials and an audio recording of the meeting are available at PalmBeachTPA.org/meeting


Upcoming TPA Board & Advisory Committee Meetings

The public is encouraged to attend all of the following meetings, and will be offered an opportunity to speak on general transportation issues or on specific agenda items. Meeting agendas are posted a week in advance.

Wednesday, October 30  

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Friday, November 15   TPA Governing Board
Location (this workshop only): 
Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington, FL 33414
Click for Google map


Wednesday, December 4  

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, December 4   Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Thursday, December 5   Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Thursday, December 12  

TPA Governing Board
Location (this meeting  only): 
Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center
151 Civic Center Way
Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
Click for Google map


The TPA calendar of 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. They will be given opportunities to ask questions or make comments on any agenda item, or to offer general comments that are relevant to the mission and responsibilities of the TPA.

Transportation Projects and Highlights

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