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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
The Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board approved the following two federally mandated major documents during their April 26, 2018 meeting:
Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)
The FYs 2018/19 & 2019/20 UPWP describes the transportation planning activities to be managed by the TPO in and for Miami-Dade County. Tasks included in this document are scheduled to be conducted during the fiscal period beginning July 1, 2018 and ending on June 30, 2020. The document reflects metropolitan transportation planning work tasks to be funded with Federal, State or Local transportation funds, and the agencies responsible for implementing the various tasks included in the program. The use of the Federal funds shall be limited to transportation planning activities affecting the transportation system within the Miami Urbanized Area. Projects in the UPWP address required work activities and agreed upon Local, State, and Federal transportation planning issues and priorities.
View the UPWP here.
Public Participation Plan (PPP)
The PPP document is a Federal requirement, which is updated periodically to ensure compliance with newly released federal and state regulations. This update is a result of the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act. Public involvement (PI) is an integral process with a goal to involve all persons in a community, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status, being affected positively or negatively by a future transportation project. PI is a two way communication stream aimed at incorporating the views, concerns, and issues of the public into the transportation decision making process, which is on-going in all phases of a project. lt allows the general public to be informed and to be heard. The PPP provides general guidelines for the development of stand-alone, specific public involvement plans for the TPO's required major planning documents, programs, and studies. This affords flexibility to TPO Project Managers to tailor PI techniques and strategies to a community's demographics within a study area.
View the PPP here.
Medley Multimodal Mobility Study
Through the Miami-Dade TPO Municipal Grant Program (MGP), the Town of Medley identified specific transit and non-motorized transportation improvements that will become part of work programs for the Town and its transportation partners. This study includes recommendations for bicycle and pedestrian facility improvements, as well as recommendations regarding a Medley circulator service.
Download the Town of Medley Multimodal Mobility Study, November 2017.
Miami Beach Intermodal Hubs Feasibility Study
Through the Miami-Dade TPO’s MGP, the City of Miami Beach commenced this study to explore the feasibility of developing an intermodal hub, identified as the North Beach District Intermodal Center, in the vicinity of the 72nd Street municipal parking lot. This is a location where passengers can access the north/south bus routes to travel to South Beach, Downtown Miami, Bal Harbor, Aventura, or other destinations throughout the Miami-Dade County.
New SMART Plan Transit Oriented Development Video
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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.
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 email@example.com
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.
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).
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