2017 Miami-Dade TPO Annual Report
The Miami-Dade TPO’s 2017 Annual Report details the accomplishments achieved by the TPO Governing Board and staff. This includes the advancement of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit “SMART” Plan through several bold steps taken to increase momentum and establish directives that are critical to the success of the SMART Plan. The report also discusses how the SMART Plan is aimed at providing solutions through mobility options. Finally, there is information regarding the various activities TPO staff was engaged in, as well the various studies that are “Thinking Big” about improving the overall transportation system.
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Connecting the Highways Network Missing Links Study
The purpose of this Miami-Dade TPO study is to evaluate the existing and planned highway network and provide the needed connectivity to meet the future demand in accessing major employment and activity centers in Miami-Dade County. This document details the efforts undertaken to evaluate the existing conditions of the three potential missing highway segments defined as follows: SR-826/Palmetto Expressway from Golden Glades Interchange (GGI) to North Miami Beach; SR-112/Airport Expressway to Palmetto Expressway and Turnpike; and SR-874/Don Shula Expressway from the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT) to SR-836/Dolphin Expressway Southwest Extension (Under Planning Phase). The study includes an overview of the Year 2015 land use, traffic volumes, levels of service, congestion, speed scans, safety and connectivity around the missing connections. Furthermore, future conditions sections for each of the study corridors are included to present readily available information for 2020-2030 land use, planned programs and 2040 levels of service In addition, the 2040 Southeast Regional Planning Model version 7.071 (SERPM 7) was used to analyze three grade-separated build alternatives that were developed after the existing conditions analysis in conjunction with the project team and the Project Advisory Committee (PAC) members.
Miami-Dade Multimodal Accessibility-Based Needs Analysis Study
Develop an Alternative Needs Assessment methodology based on accessibility performance metrics. This analysis approach is to be used to evaluate the 2040 LRTP improvements to test the methodology in advance of the 2045 LRTP Plan Update. The Multimodal Accessibility based needs analysis tool addresses FHWA Ladders of Opportunity planning emphasis area.
Engaging the Community in 2017
The Miami-Dade TPO continuously looks for ideas to improve our transportation system. How do we do that? Staff goes out to schools, colleges, universities, places of work, and community events to educate, encourage participation, and generate awareness about the complex world or transportation. It is our responsibility to document citizens’ needs, comments, and concerns, and encourage them to provide their ideas to create a more efficient transportation system for Miami-Dade County. As a result of this effort, during 2017, staff participated in over sixty-five events throughout the community.
- Be part of the solution today by contributing to the process! Call us at (305) 375-1888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
First Mile - Last Mile Options for High Trip Generator Employers Study
The SMART Plan corridors will include stations that will have redevelopment plans to create transit oriented developments (TOD). However, the scope of TOD is limited by the walking time to and from the station as many residential neighborhoods, workplaces, and other major destinations will be beyond an easy walk to a station. The purposes of developing First/Last Mile (FLM) mobility options are to:
- extend the service area for high capacity transit corridors;
- increase transit ridership potential;
- reduce single occupant vehicle miles;
- reduce roadway congestion;
- reduce greenhouse gas emission;
- improve the overall welfare of the community by reducing travel time;
- stress and cost to commute;
- and be more competitive for federal funding.
Miami-Dade TPO Call for SMART Ideas
The Miami-Dade TPO is seeking your ideas regarding transit improvements, bicycle, pedestrian, connections to improve your commute, self-driving vehicles and other projects to improve mobility, safety and access in our community.
Take SMART Action here.
Doral Trolley Route Expansion Study
To explore the feasibility of expanding the existing Doral Transit System to provide connectivity to Florida International University in order to reduce congestion and dependence on motor vehicle use, support transit, pedestrian, bicycle use and better serve the community.
Miami Lakes Complete Streets Program Study
The Town of Miami Lakes Complete Streets Program provides recommended street design improvements specific to the Town of Miami Lakes’ roadways. Complete Streets are infrastructure enhancements that implement additional pedestrian and bike improvements to give all users a greater share of the right-of-way. The specific improvements can vary from pavement markings to new physical barriers built between travel lanes and bicycle and pedestrian pathways. Ultimately the improvements are focused on increasing safety of users while not compromising traffic flow.
Federal Planning Emphasis Areas Study
The objective of this study is to address the renewed focus on transportation planning brought about the "Fixing America's Surface Transportation Act" (FAST Act) by developing process improvement recommendations to ensure that the federal PEAs are addressed in the Miami-Dade TPO’s 3-C planning process; a process that is cooperative, continuous, and comprehensive.
Addressing Compliance of 2045 LRTP Update with Federal, State, Regional and Local Requirements Study
The objective of this study is to review, evaluate, and recommend new policies, programs and trends that evolved at the federal, state, regional and local levels since development of the current 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Current laws applicable to LRTPs were reviewed and evaluated. New requirements have been identified and evaluated as to how they will need to be applied to the upcoming 2045 LRTP. At the Federal level, there are many factors to consider that have a direct impact on the planning process at the state and local level. Federal and State statutes outline the required elements of MPO Long Range Transportation Plans (LRTPs).
Aging Road Users Strategic Safety Plan
The goal of the Miami-Dade County Road Users Strategic Safety Plan is: To improve the safety and mobility of the County’s aging road users by reducing their fatalities, serious injuries, and crashes, while maintaining their mobility and independence. An “aging road user” is a driver, passenger, pedestrian, bicyclist, transit rider, motorcyclist, or operator of a non-motorized vehicle, who is 65 years of age and older.
Pocket Guide to Transportation Now Available
"On the Move…" Miami-Dade County's pocket guide to transportation is the citizens’ guide that provides transportation information for transit, highway, ride-sharing, ports, bicycle and pedestrian, and much more. To obtain copies in English, Spanish, and/or Creole, please contact Regina Serrano at (305) 375-1522 or email@example.com.
- On the Move... Miami-Dade County Pocket Guide to Transportation as a Flipbook and PDF.
- En Marcha... Guia de Transporte del Condado Miami-Dade (Spanish) as a Flipbook and PDF.
- An Machan... Yon liv gid sou Transpotasyon nan Konte Miami-Dade (Haitian Creole) as a Flipbook and PDF.
Celebrating the Miami-Dade TPO’s 40th Anniversary!
On March 2, 1977, the Miami-Dade TPO was established to guide the transportation planning process in the Miami Urbanized Area. Over the past 40 years, partnerships with the various regional transportation agencies have been crucial to the movement towards providing mobility options for Miami-Dade County.
- Watch a congratulatory video from Florida Governor Rick Scott.
- View a History Timeline.
- See our Transportation Partners.
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