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Transportation Matters - September 27, 2018

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Transportation Matters - September 27, 2018

PalmBeachTPA.org                 September 27, 2018
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News and Announcements

FDOT Kicks off #BeRailSmart Campaign

Click to view the FDOT "My Baby" video

FDOT #BeRailSmart campaign to promote safety around railroad tracks


The Florida Dept. of Transportation has launched a series of videos as part of a powerful #BeRailSmart campaign to promote safety around railroad tracks to targeted audiences. Click links to view and share by email and social media:

#BeRailSmart for Adults
"My Baby" 
"Hide and Seek"
"From a mile away"

#BeRailSmart for Young Adults:
"A race you won't win"

#BeRaiSmart for New Drivers:
"What not to do on tracks"

#BeRaiSmart for Kids and Teenagers:
"The Mile"




Palm Tran Introduces Changes with Free Bus Rides Sep. 30 - Oct. 3

Click to view the Palm Tran video introducing service changes

Palm Tran bus system image and video link

From Sep. 30 - Oct. 3, Palm Tran invites you to try the public bus system for free as they introduce changes to all bus routes and schedules on Sun., Sep. 30. Branded as the Route Performance Maximization project or RPM, the service changes are meant to "rev up" the bus system to improve travel times and offer more direct service and extended hours for select routes. Plan your trip on the website at PalmTran.org or call Customer Service during operating hours at (561) 841-4BUS (4287). New guidebooks with updated maps, routes and schedules are available on the buses. Congratulations to Palm Tran on its largest service change in 22 years!


Walk to School Day - Oct. 10

Walk to School Day - Oct. 10, 2018



Palm Beach TPA Governing Board members and staff will participate in the 22nd annual national Walk to School Day event at H.L. Johnson Elementary School in Royal Palm Beach, wearing shirts with safety messages for drivers and walkers. Encourage your local schools to plan and register events at WalkBiketoSchool.org

Click for the event flyer that lists Palm Beach County events.


TPA to Host ADA Transition Plan Training - Oct. 11 

ADA curb transition - white cane

The Palm Beach TPA will train local government and private sector representatives at an ADA transition plans workshop on Oct. 11. The instructor will be Dean Perkins, Florida Dept. of Transportation's ADA Coordinator. The time will be 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM, and the location will be on the first floor of the Vista Center at 2300 N. Jog Rd., West Palm Beach, FL 33411. To reserve a seat, contact Malissa Booth at MBooth@PalmBeachTPA.org or 561-684-4143.

The Palm Beach TPA is required by federal agencies to sign assurances that all recipients of federal funds allocated by the TPA have ADA transition plans in place. ADA transition plans outline a jurisdiction's assessment and plans for bringing their infrastructure into compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Click here for additional information on requirements.


Share a Link, Share an Opportunity

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!


Sponsor Opportunities Now Available!

Click to view Sponsorship Opportunities

Save the Date! Safe Streets Summit - Feb. 25-26, 2019

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

Click the links below to view presentations from the TPA Governing Board meeting held Sep. 20, 2018


Next TPA Meetings

South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd., Delray Beach, FL

Next TPA Governing Board Meeting - October 18, 2018, 9:00 AM
Meeting location (this meeting only):
South County Civic Center, 16700 Jog Rd., Deray Beach, FL 33446


Wed. Oct. 3, 9:00 AM

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wed. Oct. 3, 10:00 AM

Transition Steering Committee 
(Special Meetings or Workshops)

Wed. Oct. 3, 1:30 PM

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Thu. Oct. 4, 9:07 AM

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)

Thu. Oct. 18, 9:00 AM

TPA Governing Board 
Meeting location (this meeting only):

South County Civic Center
16700 Jog Rd., Delray Beach, FL 33446
Click for Google Map

Wed. Nov. 14, 2:00 PM

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

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

TPA Employment Opportunity

Palm Beach TPA Job Opportunity - Lead Planner

Transportation Projects and Highlights


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

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