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Transportation Matters - October 30, 2020

Transportation Matters - October 30, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 October 30, 2020

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News and Announcements

Mobility Week - Oct. 30 - Nov. 6

Be sure to click to check out the FDOT Mobility Week Virtual Conference Center

Mobility Week Oct. 1-Nov. 6, 2020


Mobility Week Schedule of Events

The third annual statewide Mobility Week is an annual collection of events intended to bring attention to safe multimodal transportation choices. During Mobility Week, cities, counties and transportation partner agencies conduct events to promote transportation choices, highlight transportation achievements, and roll out new initiatives or policies. Click here for a flyer of regional events coordinated by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Four. 


Healthier Jupiter - Walk & Bike on Jupiter Challenge

Healthier Jupiter
Walk & Bike on Jupiter Challenge Oct. 30 - Nov. 8

Walk, bike or roll to visit new places and try new and active ways of getting around town. Document your trips and earn prizes! Click for the event flyer.


Love to Ride Florida

Love to Ride Florida Bike Challenge Oct. 30 - Nov. 30

The Love to Ride Florida challenge is a fun, free statewide competition for individuals and organizations to get more people riding bikes, and is made possible by Mobility Week. Click for the event flyer.


Safe Streets Summit Sponsor Discounts End Oct. 31

Sponsor opportunities remain available, with discounts by October 31. Returning Legacy sponsors qualify for a 30% discount and new sponsors qualify for a 15% discount by the deadline. Go to SafeStreetsSummit.org/sponsorship.

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

Safe Streets Summit Sponsor Discount Deadline


Palm Tran to Provide Free Transit on Election Day - Nov. 3

Palm Tran Offers Free Transit Rides on Election Day 11/3/2020

Take Palm Tran free to the polls and vote! Palm Tran will be providing free transit service on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3. This includes rides on Palm Tran's fixed-route bus system, Palm Tran Connection paratransit system for the disabled and otherwise transportation disadvantaged, and the dial-a-ride Go Glades transit service in our western communities.

Click to watch a message from Palm Beach County Administrator Verdenia C. Baker regarding free transit on Election Day. 

Riders may plan a trip by going to PalmTran.org, by downloading the Palm Tran app, or by calling customer service during business hours at 561.841.4BUS (4287).


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. Click to schedule  an available interview time in November.

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



TPA Hosts Lane Repurposing Workshop - Nov. 6
Registration Closes Nov. 2 

The Palm Beach TPA is hosting a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Lane Repurposing Training Workshop for its local agency partners to learn about the latest successful practices for implementing lane repurposing projects. The workshop will cover their benefits, when they are appropriate, and how to overcome common concerns and challenges. Click to learn more.

Lane Repurposing Workshop__________________________________________

Safe Streets Summit Speaker Proposals Due Nov. 15

Proposals are being accepted until November 15 for Safe Streets Summit conference speakers. Speakers should be champions of Complete Streets who can showcase successful efforts, and proposals must speak to the integration of equity and inclusion.
Go to SafeStreetsSummit.org/programs/call-for-proposals.

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

Safe Streets Summit Speaker Proposals Due Nov. 15, 2020__________________________________________

ADA Transition Plans Webinar - Dec. 2

Click here for transition plans webinar series details and registration.

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

Innovations and Technologies for Transition Plan Implementation

FHWA ADA Transition Plan Webinar Series


Regional Transportation Summit - Dec. 9

Click for Free Registration

SE Florida Transportation Summit Flyer 12/9/2020


SUN Trail Funding Applications Due Dec. 10

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is currently soliciting Regional Trail System and Individual Trail projects through the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program. Interested parties are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the SUN Trail Program Guidance and to submit SUN Trail Request for Funding applications by December 10 at 3:00 p.m. FDOT must receive separate, complete applications including required signatures for each eligible project. Please visit FloridaSunTrail.com


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


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.


FDOT Transportation Symposium Webinar Series

FDOT has converted its 2020 Transportation Symposium to a series of one-hour webinars to keep staff and industry partners up-to-date with DOT policies, procedures, and best practices. One credit will be offered for each webinar on the date presented. Recorded past presentations are also available for viewing. Click for topics and to register for sessions now through March 2021.


The TPA Staff is Prepared to Grow!

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

Recent Events

Palm Tran Bus Delivers Breast Cancer Awareness Message

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Palm Tran debuted its annual bus design to promote the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. The 30th anniversary of the event will be held virtually on January 30, 2021. 

Palm Tran Bus - Breast Cancer Awareness

TPA Governing Board and Committees

Note: No November Meetings 

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

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)
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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