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Transportation Matters - September 16, 2020

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Transportation Matters - September 16, 2020

PalmBeachTPA.org                 September 16, 2020
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TPA Governing Board and Committees

TPA Governing Board Meeting
Thursday, Sep. 17 at 9:00 am
Combination In-Person and Virtual Meeting

Options for the public to join and participate in the meeting are available at PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-Meetings, including an online comment form that may be completed in advance or during the meeting. 

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

News and Announcements

"Be Rail Smart" - Sep. 21-27

Rail Safety Week


Rail Safety Week is an annual public awareness initiative to encourage drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists to practice safe behavior near railroad tracks, both at street crossings and within railroad rights-of-way.

Learn more about Rail Safety Education at Operation Lifesaver at OLI.org



Tri-Rail Increases Train Service

Tri-Rail has made a third incremental increase to its schedule since the pandemic. Tri-Rail currently has 35 trains on weekdays, and 18 trains on weekends and holidays. Fares will be reinstated starting Oct. 1. Click for details.


2021 Safe Streets Summit Goes Virtual

Get ready to telecommute to the first virtual Safe Streets Summit being planned for Jan. 28-29, 2021. Learn about the latest local and national initiatives for advancing safe streets for all users. As always, this 8th annual summit promises a terrific lineup of speakers, opportunities to gain visibility for sponsors and organizations, highlights of outstanding projects, recognition for leading communities and individuals, and connection with hundreds of southeast Florida's public officials, technical staff, and community and agency partners. "Moving Our Community Forward" is the 2021 theme selected by the three co-hosting agencies: Palm Beach TPABroward MPO, and Miami-Dade TPOSafeStreetsSummit.org

Save the Date! Jan. 28-29, 2021 Virtual Safe Streets Summit


National Work Zone Traffic Management & Safety
Virtual Conference - Sep. 17 

Registration is free for this two-hour virtual event from 2:00 - 4:00 pm on Sep. 17, hosted by the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse. Topics include "Connected Work Zones" and "Commercial Motor Vehicle Crashes in Work Zones." This event is part of the biennial Work Zone Traffic Management and Safety Conference which has been postponed until March 15-17, 2021. Register here.


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


ADA Transition Plans Webinar Series Continues

Click here for transition plans webinar series details and registration.

FHWA ADA Transition Plan Webinar Series


FDOT 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 November.


TransPlex Web Series - Fridays in October 

Every Friday morning from 9:00 - 10:30 AM in October, FDOT's Office of Policy Planning will host the TransPlex Web Series to focus on topics important to developing and enhancing communities that benefit everyone. Register here.


Innovators for Inclusive Design Challenge
Applications Due Oct. 30

This national prize competition conducted by the U.S. Department of Transportation aims to make future automated vehicles more accesible to people with disabilities. Innovative design solutions are sought that will help individuals with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities to use automated vehicles to access jobs, healthcare, and other essential services. Stage 1 of the program will award $300,000 to each of up to ten semifinalists. Click to learn more.


Mobility Week - Oct. 30 - Nov. 6

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 to learn more about events in previous years and learn how you can take part in this FDOT coordinated event. 

FDOT Mobility Week 2020


FHWA to Host Virtual Peer Exchange Workshops

FHWA is hosting a series of Value Capture Virtual Peer Exchanges/Workshops. The program features peer experts who have successfully used Value Capture techniques. Registration is free, but is limited to 300 participants. For questions, contact Pepper Santalucia at 617-494-3271 or P.Santalucia.CTR@dot.gov

Thursday, September 24
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Tax Incremental Finance Districts
Transportation Reinvestment Zones

Thursday, October 22
1:00 - 3:00 PM 

Click to register

Joint Development and Use Right-of-Way Agreements


I-95 and Indiantown Rd. Construction Closures

Construction began earlier this month on I-95 from Indiantown Road to CR 708/SE Bridge Road. Click for flyer to learn about lighting and roadway modifications and resulting traffic impacts during construction. Construction is anticipated to be completed by Spring 2022.


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TPA Public Comment Opportunities

Public Participation Plan - 2020 Update

In Oct. 2017, the TPA Governing Board adopted a major update to the TPA's Public Participation Plan (PPP). The PPP is reviewed annually and updated as needed after a public review and comment period. Relatively minor updates are proposed for adoption by the TPA Governing Board at their meeting to be held on Sep. 17. Click to review the draft PPP and complete an online public comment form. Click for meeting details.

TPA Governing Board and Committees

While legally authorized, the TPA is hosting virtual meetings in combination with in-person meetings at the TPA office. Details to join each meeting are available at PalmBeachTPA.org/Virtual-Meetings. Members of the public are encouraged to participate in multiple ways, including completing online comment forms in advance or during each meeting. Recorded videos are posted to the TPA YouTube channel, and Governing Board meetings are simulcast live at PalmBeachTPA.org/Live

Thurs., Sep. 17
9:00 AM
TPA Governing Board

Wed., Oct. 7 
9:00 AM 


Technical Advisory Committee

Wed., Oct. 7
1:30 PM 


Citizens Advisory Committee

Thurs., Oct. 8
9:07 AM 


Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee


Updated TPA Operations During COVID-19

The TPA office has reopened with limited access to outside visitors. 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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