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

  • A New BERT is Added to the SMART Plan
    The Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board approved the addition of a Bus Express Rapid Transit (BERT) route on June 22, 2017. The Florida's Turnpike Express (North) is depicted by e2 in the map shown below.

SMART Plan - North BERT

See the Updated SMART Plan map here.

  • Miami-Dade TPO Staff in the Community
    TPO staff presented, updated, and discussed the SMART Plan and the transportation planning process at the following meetings/events:
    • Acualidad 1040 AM Interview with Radio Host Roberto Rodriguez Tejera
    • Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations’ (AMPO) Public Involvement Working Group Meeting Presentation
    • Age-Friendly Initiative Support and Participation

 

Miami-Dade County
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Approved

TIP Citizens Version coverThe TIP, a major document of the Miami-Dade TPO, was approved by the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board on June 22, 2017. The TIP specifies proposed funding allocations for transportation improvements to be implemented in Miami-Dade County over the next five years. Included in the TIP are Intermodal, Highway, Transit, Aviation, Seaport and Non-Motorized improvements. As required by federal regulations, projects receiving federal funds are to be drawn from those listed in this document. In addition, projects not using federal funds, but which are part of the area's program of improvements, are also shown in the TIP. While it is anticipated that most of these projects will be implemented as programmed, they will be periodically evaluated by the Miami-Dade TPO as the TIP is updated or amended, as necessary.

Learn more here.

 

 

 

“On the Move…”
Transportation Guide Now Available

Citizens Pocket GuideThe transportation system in Miami-Dade County can often be confusing to traverse and understand for many individuals. As such, the Miami-Dade TPO plays an active role in educating the general public regarding the transportation resources available to them. To accomplish this goal, the citizens’ pocket guide to transportation “On the Move…” is designed to be user-friendly, with up-to-date information on all transportation modes within Miami-Dade County. The booklet is also translated and distributed in Spanish and Creole to reach a broader audience.

Guides, in all three languages, can either be downloaded from the Miami-Dade TPO website or obtained in hard copy by calling (305) 375-1522.

 

 

Metrobus Routes Adjusted
to Improve Service Reliability

DTPW is adjusting 28 bus routes to improve their service and to improve their service reliability. These include routes 6, 10, 12, 21, 27, 71, 73, and 277 (NW 7th Avenue MAX).

Read more here.

 

How Age-Friendly is Miami-Dade?

The Miami-Dade Age-Friendly Initiative is conducting a survey among residents age 50 and over to understand the community's views and what we will need as we age in order to make Miami-Dade a great place to live, work, and play. Responses will be shared with residents, partners, stakeholders, and community leaders, and will help inform an update to our Age-Friendly Action Plan.

Take the survey here.

 

 

Upcoming Events…

 

Inside the FAF4:
Forecasting Origin-Destination (O-D) Freight Flows
and Why It Matters

This webinar is aimed at practitioners with basic or no knowledge of the FAF but who would like to move to the next experience level. During the webinar, Birat Pandey of FHWA will provide a brief overview of the FAF4 and its value for analyzing freight flows. Chester Ford of the Bureau of Transportation Statistics will describe fundamentals of O-D database attributes. Steve Owens of IHS Markit will present on how the FAF’s O-D data are forecasted, highlight what assumptions are built into the forecast methodology, and explain how this information will benefit a FAF user.  This webinar will also provide a useful foundation for future webinars in this three-part series.

June 28, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST

To attend the webinar, please register here.

 

Temporary Grade Crossing Closures

Crews working for All Aboard Florida (AAF) will temporarily close the following grade crossings to perform construction improvements necessary for the introduction of the Brightline passenger rail service:

Thursday, July 6th, 7 a.m. through Saturday, July 15th, 6 p.m.
NE 125th Street and the Florida East Coast Railway

Sunday, July 16th, 7 a.m. through Tuesday, July 25th, 6 p.m.
NE 163rd Street and the Florida East Coast Railway

If you have any questions, please contact Ali Soule at (305) 520-2105 (office) or
ali.soule@allaboardflorida.com.

 

SMART Plan
Beach Corridor Rapid Transit
PD&E Study Kick-off Meetings

Elected/Agency Kick-off Meeting
July 26, 2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Culmer Community Action Center
1600 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

General Public Kick-off Meeting
July 26, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Culmer Community Action Center
1600 NW 3rd Avenue
Miami, FL 33136

Learn more here.

 

MDT10Ahead 2017 Annual Update Survey
Now Available

MDT10Ahead, the Fiscal Year 2018-2027 Transit Development Plan (TDP), is a ten-year strategic vision for Miami–Dade DTPW to promote the operation of an efficient, reliable, and financially sustainable transit system.

The survey is open until July 31, 2017.

Participate here.

 

FDOT’s TransPlex and
Focus on Community Workshops

TransPlex (Transportation Planning Exchange): A forum for transportation professionals to learn and exchange ideas about transportation planning. This year’s TransPlex attendees will work in groups to brainstorm planning solutions for team challenges. Groups will meet at designated times throughout the session to plan, connect, and innovate ideas related to their team challenges. Team challenges will be used as a hands-on method to apply information and tools presented during breakout sessions. Participation in group activities is highly encouraged to maximize the learning and networking benefits of TransPlex.

Focus on Community: A gathering of transportation and project development professionals who engage communities and people in the making of transportation plans and projects. Topics include planning for community engagement, identifying the people in the community, understanding what is important to a community, communication tools and techniques and success stories.

August 8 - 10, 2017
Sawgrass Marriott
 1000 PGA Tour Boulevard
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Learn more here.

 

SMART Plan
Flagler Premium Transit PD&E Study
Alternatives Public Workshops

East Corridor
September 14, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1 Street
Miami, FL 33130

West Corridor
September 27, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Central Church Miami
1300 SW 87 Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Central Corridor
September 28, 2017
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West End Park
250 SW 60 Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

Learn more here.

 

SAVE THE DATE
2017 Transportation Summit

September 28-29, 2017
Miami-Dade College
Wolfson campus
300 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33132

 

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 (DTPW)
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.

 

All Aboard Florida’s “Brightline” Updates

Construction is well underway at all three of the South Florida stations.

Learn more here.

 

Adopt-A-Bus Shelter Program

Miami-Dade DTPW maintains over 1,000 bus passenger shelters throughout unincorporated Miami-Dade County. This involves cleaning, maintaining, repairing and upgrading the shelters to keep them looking clean and beautiful. With so many shelters to maintain, they have created the Adopt-A-Shelter Program. The Program offers local organizations an opportunity to enhance their community by helping keep shelters clean and beautiful. Groups such as private companies, churches, schools, and civic organizations are welcome to join the Adopt-A-Bus Shelter Program.

Learn more here.

 

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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