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Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) & Transportation Partners’ Activities!

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 Presidents Day

The Miami-Dade TPO office will be closed Monday, February 18, 2019
in observance of President’s Day.

 Weekly e-Newsletter!

Moving the

Upcoming North Corridor
Land Use Scenario Planning & Visioning Charrettes

North Corridor

Saturday, February 23, 2019
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Betty Ferguson Recreational Complex
3000 NW 199th Street
Miami Gardens, FL 33056

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Miami-Dade College North Campus
Building #3, 2nd Floor
11380 NW 27th Avenue
Miami, FL 33167


SMART Moves Program…Take SMART Action Now!

The SMART Moves Program supports the SMART Plan with your ideas in the areas of: transit improvements, bicycle, pedestrian, on-demand responsive connections to improve your commute, self-driving vehicles, and other projects to improve mobility, safety, and access in our community.

Submit your idea(s) here.

Learn more about the program here.

SMART Moves Program Outreach


Members of the Wynwood and Miami Beach Community Action Committees (CAC) learned about and took part in submitting SMART ideas to the Miami-Dade TPO. 


Reaching out to the
Doral Chamber of Commerce

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé presented and discussed the SMART Plan’s milestones, demonstration projects, and financial framework with chamber members during their StartUp Doral series.Doral

Learn more about the Doral Chamber here


2019 Transportation Safety Fair


The Miami-Dade TPO co-hosted the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Districts Six’s 2019 Transportation Safety Fair. Participants were able to talk with almost 20 transportation agencies that showcased their information to assist with traveling safely through the region.


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

The Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram SlideShare RSS News Feed

 Peer Exchange Workshop Opportunity

Peer Exchange

February 27, 2019
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Intercontinental Miami Hotel
100 Chopin Plaza, Sevilla Room
Miami, FL 33131

Register here.

2019 Safe Streets Summit…

Only 1 Week Left to Register!
Don't miss out on everything the
Summit has to offer:

  • Excellent national speakers such as the United States 17th Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Darcy Kitching from Walk2Connect, Emiko Atherton from National Complete Streets Coalition, and many more. Check out the full conference agenda here!
  • Members of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) are eligible to earn up to 6 credits for participating in conference events.
  • Exciting Mobile Workshop with 5 different choices of tours to select from and great partner events with Walk2Connect.
  • The opportunity to connect with transportation professionals, community advocates, local government staff, and national speakers!



 Register here.


Mobile Workshops

As part of this year’s Summit, multiple tours will be conducted through the Mobile Workshop. The goal of the tours is to highlight different parts of Miami-Dade County emphasizing current and planned transportation and built environment efforts that also promote economic development, livability, and access to transportation options both locally and regionally. Each of the Mobile Workshop tours will start at MiamiCentral, Brightline’s new downtown Miami multimodal hub. Brightline and MiamiCentral are exciting new transportation assets that significantly improve transportation options in the region.

Watch the videos here for each Mobile Workshop and
register for the one you are interested in.


Summit Speakers

Learn about the speakers that will be joining us for the
2019 Safe Streets Summit here.




Intercontinental Miami
South Florida Commuter Services

 City of Coral GablesCity of Miami BeachMiami DDA

 Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety, Florida Atlantic University 
 Freebee | Knight Foundation 
Lyft | The Corradino Group
The Underline (Mobile Tour)

American Heart Association
 Bird | Broward County Transit 
 Citi BikeGannet Fleming Inc
Health Foundation of South Florida | Keith 
Kimley-Horn | MRG (Media Relations Group)
South Florida Women in Transportation (SFWTS)
South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail 
Stantec | The Brand AdvocatesTindale Oliver
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council 
 Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman
WGI (Wantman Group, Inc.) | WSP USA, Inc. | Uber

Allegany Franciscan Ministries | AARP | Atkins | CALTRAN Engineering Group, Inc. 
Calvin, Giordano & Associates | Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust | CTS Engineering
 F.R. Aleman & Associates | HDRJacobs Engineering Group | Kittelson & Associates
Protean Design Group | Rails to Trails Conservancy | SAFE (Safety as FDOT Envisions) 
Sun Trolley | T.Y. Lin International | Urban Health Solutions (UHS)

Atla Planning | Zero Music



 What's Moving Along...

 Christopher Rosenberg, mentor

 Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)
Discretionary Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced the second round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register on December 21, 2018.  The INFRA program will make approximately $855-902.5 million available to projects that are in line with the Administration’s principles to help rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure – a priority for this Administration.  In addition to providing direct federal funding, the INFRA program aims to increase the total investment by state, local, and private partners.

Learn more here.



 Read DRPW's "Mobility 305" e-Newsletter here.

 Winter 2019
Safety Compass Newsletter Available

The Winter 2019 edition of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Safety Compass Newsletter is now available. The newsletter aims to increase highway safety awareness by providing transportation professionals with resources, and real-world examples of ways in which they can support and invest in highway safety. This edition features information about federal aid programs, open online courses, and practices aimed at protecting vulnerable road users.

Read it here.


 Freight and Land Use Report

FHWA has released a report titled “Freight and Land Use Travel Demand Evaluation,” which examines the recent paradigm shifts in freight and goods movement. The study analyzes and documents best practices and tools for analyzing how land use, local economic development, and demographic factors drive freight movement, trip generation, and freight demand analysis.

Read the report here.



 Mark Your Calendar...

Transportation Alternatives Program
2019 Application Cycle Now Open

The Miami-Dade TPO’s 2019 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) application cycle is now open. The TAP is a set-aside from the Federal Highway Administration’s Surface Transportation Block Grant program that funds the following types of transportation projects:

  • Construction of on-road and off-road facilities for pedestrians and bicyclists
  • Construction of turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas
  • Inventory, control, or removal of outdoor advertising
  • Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities
  • Vegetation management practices to improve roadway safety, prevent invasive species and provide erosion control
  • Archaeological activities relating to impacts from implementation of a transportation project
  • Construction of boulevards and other roadways largely in the right-of-way of former Interstate System routes or other divided highways
  • Safe Routes to School program
  • Environmental mitigation activities including pollution prevention, abatement and mitigation of highway runoff, reduction of vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or restore habitat connectivity

Deadline: By 5:00 PM on Friday, February 22, 2019

Apply here.

If you have any questions, please contact David Henderson, Miami-Dade TPO Intermodal Manager, at (305) 375-1647 or


7th Annual
Bike305 Bike to Work Day

Join in on a 7-Mile Ride from the University Metrorail Station to the
Government Center along The Underline.



Automated Driving System Demonstration Grants

The USDOT announces the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for Automated Driving System (ADS) Demonstration Grants. Up to $60,000,000 in Federal funding to provide grants to eligible entities to fund demonstration projects that test the safe integration of automated driving systems into the Nation’s on-road transportation system. These grants aim to gather significant safety data to inform rulemaking, foster collaboration amongst state and local government and private partners, and test the safe integration of ADS on our nation’s roads.

Grant applications are due on March 21, 2019 at 8:00 PM EST

Learn more here.



 Ongoing Transportation Projects

Connecting Miami

I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project

The I-395/SR 836/I-95 Project is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), with construction limits on State Road (SR) 836 beginning at NW 17 Avenue and continuing through the SR 836/I-395/I-95 (Midtown) Interchange to the MacArthur Causeway Bridge. The limits on I-95 are from NW 8 Street to NW 29 Street. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023 at a cost of $802 million.

Keep up to date by visiting the project website here.


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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