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


Northeast Corridor Charrettes

Mark your calendar to attend the following Land Use Scenario Planning & Visioning Charrettes:

November 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Legion Park
6447 NE 7 Avenue
Miami, FL 33138

November 14, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Marjorie & William McDonald Center
17051 NE 19 Avenue
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Learn more about the SMART Plan’s
Land Use Scenario Planning & Visioning Charrettes series here


The Good Life Magazine Interview

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé discussed the SMART Plan and the transportation planning process with The Good Life’s Senior Writer Patrice Piquard. The Good Life is an international business and lifestyle magazine written in French, Italian, and Chinese.

Good Life


Reaching out to the Community

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé presented and discussed the SMART Plan in a regional context during the Miami Engaging Local Government Leaders (#ELGL) Pop Up event. #ELGLPopUp conferences are multiple conferences, held on the same day, in multiple cities. This year the events were held in Miami, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Reaching Out 


Keep up to date with the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART activities on:

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 What's Moving Along...

Miami-Dade TPO Pilots
“Transit Mobility Civic Dinners Week”


The Miami-Dade TPO is embarking on a novel community engagement initiative to explore SMARTER mobility during the week of October 29th – November 2nd. Civic Dinners, Inc. has been enlisted to help launch 50 “dinners” to gather feedback on the current needs of public transportation users, the daily barriers to frequent ridership, and what it will take to develop and maintain a world-class transportation system. 

  • Want to learn how to be a Host? If you are interested in leading one of the Transit Mobility Civic Dinners during the week of October 29th – November 2nd, please register for a “How To” webinar on October 11th at 7 pm by signing up here.

  • Want to attend an event? Find one to participate in and/or request an invite here for a future evnt. Remember that more events will be added daily as more Hosts sign up.

We hope you join us at the table!

Transit Mobility


Sponsor the 2019 Safe Street Summit

Safe Streets

Sponsorship opportunities now available here.


MIA Welcomes Amazon Air

Miami International Airport (MIA) is now part of Amazon Air's cargo flight operations. The company has launched double-daily freighter service at MIA to destinations across the U.S. The new cargo service is being operated by Atlas Air Worldwide with Boeing 767-300F aircraft and includes an onsite facility to sort packages bound for their next destination.

Read more here



Fall Series

  Wake Up Miami

PAXY continues to bring the arts into people’s everyday lives with another series of “Wake up Miami!” celebrating our city’s talent with FREE Performances at the Government Center Station most Mondays starting at 8:30 am. The Fall Series 2018 is honored to open its season with a Godoy Pradera’s performance, and end with a presentation by Florida Opera Prima, adding new genders to the morning art shows for Miami’s commuters.

View the Fall schedule here.



 Mark Your Calendar...

Golden Glades Interchange (GGI)
Enhancement Project

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six is hosting three Public Information Meetings to discuss the design of several roadway projects within the GGI in Miami-Dade County. The project area consists of the following five major facilities: State Road (SR) 9A/I-95, SR 826/Palmetto Expressway, Florida’s Turnpike, SR 9 and SR 7/US 441/NW 7 Avenue.  Construction is expected to begin in September 2021 and last about five years.  The estimated construction cost for this project is about $600 million. The meetings will be held in an open house format with graphic displays and a video presentation.  FDOT representatives will be present to answer any questions or concerns that attendees may have.  Please note, the same information will be shared at all three meetings.

Golden Glades


“Taste of Avenue 3”
Quick-Build Program

Street Plans, Green Mobility Network, community champion Steve Dutton, and multiple community partners will be executing the fourth Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) Quick-Build Program project “Taste of Avenue 3” from October 17th to October 20th. This multi-day activation of NE 3rd Avenue between NE 1st Street and E Flagler Street includes a street demonstration by Street Plans, Moonlighter Makerspace, and volunteers, and will conclude with a community dinner in the street on the evening of October 20th. The demonstration will include the installation of two parklets, as well as street painting that will highlight space that could be given back to pedestrians with a more pedestrian-oriented redesign of NE 3rd Avenue. This project will catalyze the long-term vision for NE 3rd Avenue, called Avenue 3 Miami, which aims to make NE 3rd Avenue a safe and inviting street, and a new downtown destination.

Avenue Three


Infrastructure Night

Network with engineers, construction professionals, faculty, alumni and students helped by highlighting the building and design industry. The Keynote Speaker will be Gerry O’Reilly, Florida Department of Transportation District IV Secretary.

October 23, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Florida Atlantic University Theater
777 Glades Road
Boca Raton, FL 33431

Register here.


10th Annual Southeast Florida Regional
Climate Leadership Summit

Miami-Dade County and the City of Miami Beach are hosting the 10th Annual Climate Leadership Summit on behalf of the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact. This annual Summit brings together hundreds of cross sector leaders and innovators to facilitate climate-related collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the creation of new ideas for action.

October 24 & 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Miami Beach Convention Center
1900 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

Register here.


Accessing Transit:
Bus Facility Design Handbook Training
for Roadway Design

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Public Transit Office is sponsoring a course for state and local agency roadway design engineers regarding FDOT’s Accessing Transit: Design Handbook for Florida Bus Passenger Facilities. The Accessing Transit Handbook serves as a primary reference for design standards and best practices for bus passenger facility roadway designs in Florida, including the American with Disabilities Act. This course will also inform the audience of recent changes to the Accessing Transit Handbook, Version III, 2013.

October 25, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:45 PM
FDOT District Six Auditorium
1000 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL  33172

Register here







Ride Smart



Automated Vehicles

Learn more and register here.


TDP Preparation and Review Training

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will be providing training sessions in to provide instruction and guidance on preparing and reviewing Transit Development Plans (TDPs) in Florida. The training will be based on the new updated version of the TDP guidance document that will be in two parts: TDP Handbook – PART I: FDOT Guidance for Preparing Transit Development Plans and PART II: FDOT Guidance for Review of Transit Development Plans (Version III, 2018). This handbook is in the final stages of being updated and will be released within the next few months, well before the training sessions begin. 

November 30, 2018
FDOT District 6 – Miami
FDOT District 6 Auditorium
1000 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, Florida  33172

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


Miami-Dade DTPW
Roadway Construction Report

View the weekly report here.


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.




Miami-Dade TPO

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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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