USDOT Allocates $100 million for the SMART Plan’s South Dade Transitway Corridor
“On behalf of the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board, I am pleased to learn about USDOT’s $100 million commitment for the South Corridor of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan. On August 30, 2018, the TPO Governing Board approved Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) for this 20-mile exclusive transitway, between the Dadeland South Metrorail Station and Florida City. This SMART Plan corridor will increase connectivity from South Dade to Downtown Miami, as well as enhance mobility options and access to opportunities, including employment, education, and recreation, in Miami-Dade County.”
- Oliver G. Gilbert III, Miami-Dade TPO Chairman
Fiscal Priorities Committee SMART Plan Financial Report
TPO Resolution #17-18: Pursuant to request by the TPO Fiscal Priorities Committee (FPC), on July 10, 2020 FPC conducted a special meeting for discussion of SMART Plan funding. The SMART Plan financial report was presented to the committee. This report summarizes the financial planning, modeling, and strategy recommendations for implementing the SMART Plan. The report also captures the accomplishments and milestones achieved during State Fiscal Year 2020 (July 2019 to June 2020).
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Webpage
The Miami-Dade TPO has taken the appropriate steps to ensure the safety of staff and the community during this unprecedented time. The TPO’s mission has been to ensure the transportation planning process continues uninterrupted in an open, transparent, and safe environment. To assist with accomplishing this goal, information provided on this webpage includes: links to State of Emergency documents; links to TPO virtual meeting videos and slide decks; and virtual meeting how-to guides.
SMART Plan Demonstration Programs Evaluation Criteria & Monitoring
The purpose of the SMART Demonstration Program Evaluation Criteria & Monitoring Study is to establish common criteria to monitor, evaluate, and assess the success of the projects which compose the SMART Demonstration Program. To achieve this goal, the study team set out to evaluate best practices at the local, state, and national levels. Based on this research, the team developed an evaluation process which includes both qualitative and quantitative aspects of a projects contributions to the transit environment. A monitoring program was developed to evaluate the success of implemented SMART Demonstration projects, and test evaluations were performed for each type of project currently in operation, including On-Demand Responsive services, Fixed Routes, and Park-and-Ride Stations . This study documents that process.
- SMART Plan Demonstration Program Evaluation Criteria & Monitoring Final Report, September 2020
- SMART Plan Demonstration Program Evaluation Criteria & Monitoring Executive Summary, September 2020
SMART Plan Beach-Northeast Land Use Scenario & Visioning Planning Report
The SMART Plan, adopted by the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board in 2016, includes the advancement of six rapid transit corridors along with a BERT network. The SMART Plan corridors have been advancing through two complementary processes: Project Development and Environment (PD&E) and Land Use Scenario and Visioning Planning (LUS&VP). The purpose of LUS&VP is to integrate transportation and land use planning, thereby maximizing the effectiveness of transit investments along the SMART Plan corridors. This report focuses on the LUS&VP activities completed for the Beach and Northeast SMART Plan Corridors, which were studied together due to the study areas overlapping one another between Downtown Miami and Midtown Miami
- Beach-Northeast Land Use Scenario Visioning and Planning Executive Summary, June 2020
- Beach-Northeast Land Use Scenario Visioning and Planning Final Report, June 2020
- Beach-Northeast Land Use Scenario Visioning and Planning Appendices, June 2020
Parking Cost Analysis Study
As part of its ongoing transportation demand modeling efforts, the Miami-Dade TPO utilizes various primary and secondary sources of data to help predict and project transportation scenarios that aid future transportation planning and investment efforts. One of these data sources is parking costs. The generalized rationale is that higher parking cost(s) in a specific area will have a direct effect on how many person(s) make trips to that area. This study, in collaboration with the South Florida Regional Planning Council (SFRPC), assists in determining the average parking cost in each Micro Analysis Zone (MAZ), which then affects the attractiveness of given locations in the TPO’s activity-based transportation modeling process.
North-South Transportation Needs for the Coastal Communities Feasibility Study
The North-South Transportation Needs for the Coastal Communities Feasibility Study provides context and direction for the development of the multimodal transportation network for Miami-Dade County’s coastal communities. The study evaluated the community transportation needs and assessed the feasibility of implementing transit and complementary options for improvements throughout the coastal communities along SR A1A between Miami Beach and northeast Miami-Dade/Broward County Line. This includes the following municipalities: Aventura, Bal Harbour, Bay Harbor, Golden Beach, Indian Creek, Miami Beach, North Bay Village, Sunny Isles Beach, and Surfside. This effort supports previous and on-going studies, and/or plans, and the input received from the Study’s Advisory Group, in order to provide a future integrated system.
- North-South Transportation Needs for the Coastal Communities Feasibility Study Executive Summary, June 2020
- North-South Transportation Needs for the Coastal Communities Feasibility Study Report, June 2020
City of West Miami Citywide Traffic Study
Sponsored through the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART Moves Program (Municipal portion), this effort is a follow up to the City of West Miami Engineering Traffic Study prepared in June of 2004. The study identifies projected traffic impacts resulting from the construction of seven commercial developments within the City and the City’s concerns of cut-through traffic along eight residential streets. The study area is primarily residential along SW 8th Street and along SW 67th Avenue. The purpose is to analyze possible mitigation measures to slow down and reduce non-local traffic volumes.
Miami Beach 17 Street Bicycle & Transit Lanes Feasibility Study
Through the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART Moves Program (Municipal portion), the City commenced on this study focused on the 17th Street corridor connecting the Venetian Causeway bicycle lane, from west Avenue, to the Beachwalk. The recommended Plan considered three alternatives which included major pedestrian upgrades, a continuous bicycle lane on 17th Street and a combination Bus/Bicycle Lane from Meridian Avenue to Collins Avenue.
Doral Trolley SMART Plan Coordination Study
This study aims to analyze and evaluate the existing Doral Trolley System (DTS) to recommend modification, enhancement, and/or expansion solutions to better serve the target travel market over the short-, medium-, and long-term. This study also aims to define the target travel market and connect the DTS with other existing and planned municipal, County, and regional transit services.
- Doral Trolley SMART Plan Coordination Study Executive Summary, February 2020
- Doral Trolley SMART Plan Coordination Study Final Report, February 2020
- Doral Trolley SMART Plan Coordination Study Final Report Appendices, February 2020
Village of Palmetto Bay SMART Mobility Hubs and Transit Infrastructure Plan
To provide the community with a comprehensive system of Transit Mobility Hubs connecting to the South Dade Transitway and Village of Palmetto Bay. This Plan seeks to improve connectivity, mobility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users through the identification of neighborhood, community and regional Mobility Hubs. The Plan includes the identification of amenities, improvements and recommendations to create vibrant public spaces to garner the support needed for mode shift in the Village.
Town of Cutler Bay Mobility Hubs Plan
To provide the community with a comprehensive system of Transit Mobility Hubs connecting to the South Dade Transitway and Town of Cutler Bay. This Plan seeks to improve connectivity, mobility and safety for pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users through the identification of neighborhood, community and regional Mobility Hubs. The Plan includes the identification of amenities, improvements and recommendations to create vibrant public spaces to garner the support needed for mode shift in the Town.
- Town of Cutler Bay Mobility Hubs Plan Executive Summary, 10/2019
- Town of Cutler Bay Mobility Hubs Plan Final Report, 10/2019
Downtown Miami SMART Corridor Hub Traffic Study
This study examines connectivity and accessibility between the different transportation modes available to travelers in Greater Downtown Miami, as well as the land-uses that support these modes.
- Downtown Miami SMART Corridor Hub Transportation Mobility & Connectivity Study Executive Summary, October 2019
- Downtown Miami SMART Corridor Hub Transportation Mobility & Connectivity Study Final Report, October 2019
Senior Living Facilities Road Safety Audit
This study evaluates traffic safety conditions and recommend improvements around senior living facilities that have been identified as priority locations to minimize potential for future crash occurrences and severity by recommending improvements.
- Senior Living Facilities Road Safety Audit Executive Summary, October 2019
- Senior Living Facilities Road Safety Audit Final Report, October 2019
Miami Lakes Smart Technology Implementation Plan
The Miami Lakes Smart Mobility and Technology Transportation Study identifies how Smart Technology can be implemented to improve transportation, mobility, and safety within the Town. The Town of Miami Lakes is on the forefront of planning efforts as new technologies emerge such as autonomous vehicles that will impact mobility and the way people move in the future. These technologies connect, collect and transmit information, and monitor conditions for efficient Town management and operations.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Tips and Resources
South Corridor Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Video
Miami-Dade County Vision Zero Plan
The Vision Zero program is dedicated to eliminating deaths and serious injuries from the transportation network and has been implemented in numerous areas throughout the world.
The proposed 2018 Miami-Dade Vision Zero Plan is a systematic approach to implementing safety countermeasures and policies to reduce, and ultimately eliminate fatalities and serious injuries related to mobility in Miami-Dade County. Key objectives of this Plan include: establishing a methodology by which crash statistics can continue to be used to determine priorities for crash locations improvements; measuring the ongoing progress of the Plan; providing a means to engage local government and citizenry; and offering specific guidance on proven safety countermeasures.
In keeping with the goal of Vision Zero, and based on a thorough review of the state-of-the-art, this Plan proposes the total elimination of all traffic-related deaths and serious injuries by the year 2030, which recognizes that progress will take time. Some efforts may not yield visible results immediately. Stakeholders need to bring both a strong sense of urgency to their efforts, as well as a focus on sharing and measuring efforts as they develop longer-term investments in safety.
Miami-Dade County Freight Logistics Zone (FLZ) Designation
In 2015, the Florida Legislature created a new section in Florida Statutes Chapter 311, “Designation of state freight logistics zones (FLZs)”. FLZs provide a framework for directing potential funding to freight projects within the defined boundaries. These designations have the potential to qualify projects for funding or incentive programs, and ultimately compete for available funding.
FLZs by definition increase the efficiency of freight moving to, from, and through the designated area. The proposed Miami-Dade FLZ includes the entire county and encompasses key subareas that provide for freight and logistics operations, and also captures other key operations including workforce training (e.g., colleges, universities, industry training programs) that typically are located outside of the industrial areas. The intent of this approach to FLZ designation is to provide the county and its municipalities with the ability to market the entire county for a full range of freight and logistics related activities.
The proposed FLZ designation was prepared as part of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) 2018 Update to the Miami-Dade County Freight Plan.
Nondiscrimination: Title VI, ADA and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)
The Miami-Dade TPO has set a policy that assures that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family, or religious status, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity. The following information supports the TPO’s Title VI/DBE Program:
- Title VI Policy Assurance Statement
- Title VI/Nondiscrimination Complaint Procedures
- Limited English Proficiency Plan (LEP)
- DBE Assurance Statement
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