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





 Transportation Matters...

Getting Ready for School to Begin




“Moving Forward” Newsletter

Transportation Trust

View the Transportation Trust’s newsletter here.


Highlighting Multimodal Roadway Design
and Green Infrastructure

FHWA recently published a Successes in Stewardship article, which outlines a set of case studies highlighting multimodal roadway design and green infrastructure throughout the United States. The case studies focus on efforts to promote connected pedestrian and bicycle networks through attempts to mitigate flood risks, establish public-private partnerships, improve multimodal network connectivity, and highlight State and locally driven projects. Overall, the article outlines effective examples of improvements to bicycle and pedestrian networks that incorporate both green infrastructure and resiliency benefits.

Learn more here.


Improving School Commutes for
Student Pedestrians and CyclistsTrolley

The Safe Routes to School National Partnership released an infobrief, “Keep Calm and Carry On to School: Improving Arrival and Dismissal for Walking and Biking” on how schools and school districts can improve the safety and comfort of school arrival and dismissal for students walking and bicycling. The brief identifies strategies and techniques in the categories of engineering; operations and programming; and education and enforcement. Key recommendations include clear separation and delineation of modes, staggered dismissal of students, and "walk-on-in" programs that reduce congestion by having parent pickup locations a short walking distance from the school.

Read the infobrief here.

Safe Routes Now



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.



Upcoming Events…


New Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI)

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) is opening a new travel pattern at SR 836/Dolphin Expressway and NW 27th Avenue and NW 57th Avenue. In the new DDI, the road will shift to the left or “opposite” side of the road as drivers pass under the expressway.  Drivers don’t need to do anything special, just follow lane markings and signage.

New traffic pattern


Alternatives Public Meeting Invitation
SR 90/SW 8th Street and SW 7th Street
Project Development & Environment (PD&E) Study
from SR 9/SW 27th Avenue to SR 5/US 1/Brickell Avenuer

FDOT District Six is conducting a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for SR 90/SW 8th Street and SR 90/SW 7th Street in Miami. The purpose of this project is to improve the existing and future physical, operational and safety deficiencies along the one-way pair of SR 90/SW 8th Street and SR 90/SW 7th Street, including at the interchanges of these roadways with Interstate 95 (I-95).

August 14, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miami-Dade InterAmerican Campus
Room 3103
627 SW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33135

Learn more here.


 Public Meeting Hearing


Learn more and register here.



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


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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