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 Weekly e-Newsletter!

Moving the
Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit
“SMART” Plan Forward 

 

Miami-Dade TPO FPC Recommended Actions

June 21, 2018
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

View the agenda here.

Watch the meeting live here or on YouTube at “Miami-Dade TV Live”.

 


 
Discussing SMART Plan Urban Centers
 

Bovo 

 


Miami Intermodal Center (MIC) Transfer

MIC

 

 

Draft FY 2019-2023 TIP
Public Hearing

TIP 2019

All parties are invited to attend a Public Hearing regarding the draft FY 2019-23 TIP, which will be held during the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting. The TIP is updated every year as required by federal government regulations. But, what is the TIP? It is a staged five-year program that sets the priorities of transportation improvement projects with federal, state, and local funding. The TIP is the capital improvements element of the Long Range Transportation Plan that contains various categories including: Highway, Transit, Aviation, Seaport, Non-Motorized, Freight, Private Sector, and Regionally Significant Transportation Projects.

June 21, 2018
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW 1st Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

Learn more about the TIP here.

 

Updated Community Impact Assessment
Quick Reference for Transportation

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently published the 2018 update to the “Community Impact Assessment (CIA): A Quick Reference for Transportation.” The reference guide defines CIA, outlines the community impact assessment process, and identifies tools and information sources. The intent of this update is to ensure that the document reflects current laws and regulations, incorporates technological advancements like the use of social media and enhanced modeling and visualization capabilities, and outlines techniques available to transportation practitioners, including the use of online data sources like EJSCREEN and analytical tools.

 

2017-2018 Recreational Trails Program
Annual Report

FHWA helps States provide and maintain recreational trails in urban, suburban, and rural communities through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). FHWA recently released the “2017-18 Recreational Trails Program Annual Report,” which highlights examples of trail construction, maintenance, assessment, and educational efforts supported by RTP funding. The report also focuses on benefits communities have gained from RTP funding, including improved accessibility, active transportation opportunities, economic development, environmental protection, and opportunities for public-private partnerships. The report highlights program funding and administration, the RTP Database, and how States use funds. It illustrates eligible project types along with project examples. Since 1993, States have funded 23,000 RTP projects. The $1.2 billion received through the RTP has leveraged $900 million in other funds.

 

Emergency Relief Program Funding

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced $277.5 million in Emergency Relief Program funding for public transportation systems damaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. The funding will support emergency response; replacement and repair costs for damaged vehicles and equipment; and projects that will improve resiliency to reduce the risk of future serious damage.

 

Miami-Dade County and Ford Motor Company
Partner to Introduce
“City of Tomorrow Challenge”

Miami-Dade County and Ford Motor Company introduced the 'City of Tomorrow Challenge' – a crowdsourcing platform for residents, businesses, and community groups to propose and pilot transportation solutions that will improve mobility in Miami-Dade County. By working with communities to crowdsource new mobility designs and innovations, and funding pilots to test the top solutions, the program’s goal is to identify meaningful opportunities to create immediate impact for residents, and support long-term improvements to how people get around.

Learn more and get involved here.

 

Traffic Safety Fact Sheets with
New Data System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released revised versions of its 2016 Pedestrian Traffic Safety Fact Sheet and 2016 Bicyclists and Other Cyclists Traffic Safety Fact Sheet. The revised versions replace the National Automotive Sampling System General Estimates of police-reported traffic crashes with a new data system, the Crash Report Sampling System. This data allows practitioners to identify problem areas, measure trends, and analyze highway safety initiatives to support safer roads for all users.

 

PAX

Wake Up Miami!

Wake up Miami! is PAXy's community project that brings FREE live music and art in general into people’s everyday lives by presenting concerts/performances at Miami Metrorail and Metromover stations during the morning commute.

View the schedule here.

 

Emergency Ride Home Program

Did you know that South Florida Commuter Services provides, for FREE, the Emergency Ride Home (ERH) program to commuters in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties that carpool, vanpool, ride transit, bike, or walk, three or more days a week? Participants are provided six free taxi cab vouchers a year to use in the event of an unexpected emergency or unscheduled overtime.

Learn more here.

 

 

Upcoming Events…

 

Community Impact Assessment:
A Quick Reference for Transportation Webinars

Two webinars, sponsored by FHWA’s Office of Human Environment, will be held regarding the 2018 Update to Community Impact Assessment: A Quick Reference for Transportation and new Example Best Practices.  The first webinar will discuss the background and purpose of reference guide update, provide an overview of community impact assessment process, and highlight data, analysis tools, and public involvement approaches.  The second webinar will highlight five new best practice examples of community impact assessment from across the country.

Community Impact Assessment: A Quick Reference for Transportation (2018 Update)
June 19, 2018
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM EST

Register here.*

Community Impact Assessment: Example Best Practices
June 26, 2018
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Register here.*

*In the new External SharePoint System, EXTERNAL users (those without a @dot.gov email address) will have to request an account before they can register. Here is the link to request an account:  https://collaboration.fhwa.dot.gov/FBA/Register.aspx   Step-by-step instructions on how to request an account can be found here: https://connectdot.connectsolutions.com/espnon-dotstaff/  The account issuance takes approximately one business day. Once they receive their account information, they can access the site by clicking on the registration link and logging in. DOT users do not have to create an account to register. They can click on the above registration link and use their DOT credentials to access the site.

 

Advancing Clean Air Projects at Ports
and Goods Movement Facilities
through the CMAQ Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Ports Initiative is working with federal partners, such as the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), as well as the port and goods movement industry, communities, and other government agencies, to advance clean technologies and practices that can provide for the safe, efficient movement of goods while reducing costs and harmful health impacts.  The Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement (CMAQ) Program is a critical funding resource for this work. This webinar will discuss how the CMAQ program can help improve air quality around ports and other goods movement facilities, and include tips and lessons learned for potential project sponsors and beneficiaries.

June 20, 2018
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM ET

Register here.

 

2018 Dump the Pump Day

Dump the Pump

The 2018 National Dump the Pump Day is a day that encourages people to ride public transportation and to take them where they need to go, instead of driving a car. Started in June 2006 when gas prices were $3 per gallon, this national day emphasizes that public transportation is a convenient travel option that also helps people save money. The transportation partners within Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties are collaborating on efforts to raise awareness during this day.

Miami-Dade County
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. Government Center Metrorail Station (with Y-100)

Broward County
6:00 -11:00 a.m. BCT Broward Central Terminal
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. BCT Broward Central Terminal
4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Cypress Creek Tri-Rail Station

Palm Beach County
7:00 – 9:00 a.m. West Palm Beach Intermodal Center Tri-Rail Station
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. West Palm Beach Intermodal Center Tri-Rail Station
3:00 – 6:00 p.m. Boca Raton Tri-Rail Station

Learn more about National Dump the Pump Day initiative here.

 

Building the Baywalk

The Miami DDA is calling makers of all ages to Build the Baywalk. Using giant Everblocks, you'll make what you'd like to see on the Baywalk. Some Benches? An Art Piece? A Vendor Stand? A Playground? It’s all up to you to build the prototypes and tell the City of Miami what you want to see in your neighborhood.

Building the Baywalk!

June 24, and July 29, 2018
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Museum Park (Next to PAMM)
1075 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132

Learn more here

 

 Make Your Voice Heard!

New MDT10Ahead 2018 Annual Update Survey
Now Available

MDT10Ahead, the Fiscal Year 2019-2028 Transit Development Plan (TDP), is a ten-year strategic vision for the Miam-Dade Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) to promote the operation of an efficient, reliable, and financially sustainable transit system. The TDP process provides an opportunity for Miami-Dade County citizens to identify mobility needs and transportation issues. Your input is needed to facilitate public consensus and provide direction for TDP development.

Correspondence must be postmarked no later than July 31, 2018
in order to be considered for this TDP annual update.

Get involved by visiting the MDT10Ahead website here.

MDT10Ahead!

 

 

Ongoing Transportation Projects…

I-95 Safety Enhancement and Reconstruction
Design/Build Project

FDOT District Six began the process of construction activities for a safety enhancement and concrete pavement reconstruction project on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 131 Street on March 6, 2017.  The safety initiative will involve the construction of five emergency stopping sites along 95 Express from NW 62 Street to NW 131 Street. The reconstruction portion of the design/build project will involve replacement of the concrete pavement on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 79 Street.

Stay informed here.

 

SR-826 (Palmetto)/I-75 Express Lanes Project

The construction of express lanes along 28 miles of the I-75 and State Road (SR) 826 (Palmetto Expressway) corridors, from just south of the SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), in Miami-Dade County, to I-595 in Broward County. This project will complete another section of the South Florida managed lanes network for all motorists and will improve mobility, relieve congestion, provide additional travel options and accommodate future growth in the area.

Palmetto Express Lane Closures

I-75 Express Lane Closures

 

Miami-Dade
Department of Transportation & Public Works Roadway Construction Report

View the weekly report.

 

FDOT District Six Roadways

The FDOT District Six Construction Department manages and oversees dozens of state road and bridge construction projects on the state highway system within Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. These projects range from minor intersection upgrades that will enhance traffic flow, to major multi-million dollar programs.

Keep up to date on the progress of various roadway projects.

 

Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
Weekly Construction Updates

FTE announces updated lane closures and work zones due to construction and maintenance projects in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.

South Florida Construction/Lane Closure Updates.

 

Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX)
Construction Updates + Traffic Advisories

MDX works to make driving our five roadways as easy as possible for you. Before you begin your commute, click on the MDX road sign of your choice to find out the latest road conditions and/or construction updates.

Stay up to date on the latest construction here.

Sign up here for traffic advisories.

 

Adopt-a-Road and Help Clean Up Our Act

Do you care about the condition of our streets?  Are you part of a volunteer group looking to get involved?  Does seeing litter get you angry?  Become the master of your domain and Adopt-a-Road! Join Neat Streets Miami in reducing trash along County roads and promote your organization. Through this free program, organizations can connect their brands to community pride and civic responsibility.  Volunteer commitment includes “adopting” a one-mile segment of a County road, removing litter at least four times a year for a two year period and following County safety measures.

Learn more here.

 

Florida Automated Vehicles Website

Online home for the Florida Automated Vehicles program, led by the FDOT. This site will follow the development of the Florida-specific initiative and the progression of Automated Vehicle technology nationwide.

Learn more here.

 

 

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The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states: No person in the United States shall, on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. It is also the policy of the Miami-Dade TPO to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For materials in accessible format please call (305) 375-4507.

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