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Chairman Esteban Bovo, Jr. Announces FDOT Commitment
of $100 Million for SMART Plan South Dade Transitway Corridor


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) informed the Miami-Dade TPO that it included $100 million of new state transportation funds in its tentative work program for the SMART Plan South Dade Transitway Corridor. The tentative work program was unanimously approved by the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board during its December 6, 2018 meeting. In August, the TPO Board selected a locally preferred alternative (LPA) of bus rapid transit (BRT) for the corridor. Included in that action was a financial plan to deliver the approximately $300 million project that included a request for two-thirds (approximately $200 million) of the funding to come from the state and federal governments.

“This is great news for Miami-Dade County and the SMART Plan, with FDOT allocating $100 million in the tentative work program. These funds will help us deliver on the promise of better transit options and improved quality of life for residents of South Dade,” said Chairman Bovo. “I thank our state partners for working with us and look forward to hearing from the federal government on this corridor soon.”


USDOT Announces BUILD Grant for
South Dade Transitway Park and Ride Lots


Learn more here.



Miami-Dade TPO Participates in the
Golden Glades Multimodal Transportation Facility (GGMTF)
Groundbreaking Ceremony

Golden Glades groundbreaking ceremony

Learn more about the GGMTF here.


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

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 What's Moving Along...

The Miami-Dade TPO Office will be Closed
Tuesday, December 25, 2018 and
Tuesday, January 1, 2019



2019 Safe Street Summit



Anthony Foxx!

Registration now open here.




Nominate a Complete Streets Champion here.



Intercontinental Miami

Miami DDA

Corradino Group
The Underline (Mobile Tour)

Broward County Transit | Citi BikeHealth Foundation of South Florida | Keith | Kimley-Horn | MRG Media Relations Group | South Florida Regional Transportation Authority | Stantec | Tindale Oliver
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council | Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman
WGI (Wantman Group, Inc.) | WTS (South Florida Women in Transportation)

Atkins | CALTRAN Engineering Group, Inc. | Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust
CTS Engineering | Kittelson & Associates | Protean Design Group
Rails to Trails Conservancy | SAFE (Safety as FDOT Envisions) | Sun Trolley

Summit Sponsor!

Sponsorship Opportunities still available here.



2019 Summer Transportation
Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG)

The USDOT Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG) provides a unique opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and skills that will complement your academic pursuits. This hands-on program is designed to mentor and cultivate tomorrow's leaders, strengthen their understanding of the transportation industry and prepare them for future public service opportunities. The STIPDG is a paid internship program open to all qualified candidates without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by state or local law.

Internship Period: June 3rd - August 9th, 2019

Learn more and/or apply here.


FHWA Office of Civil Rights
Completes Website Update

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Civil Rights recently updated its website. The website includes information on the office’s various programs and information on filing complaints. The update is designed to be more user-friendly with potential to expand online assistance to partners.

View the website 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...

 Beach Corridor!


The Maribel Lena Scholarship
Application Announcement

The Brand Advocates and the South Florida Chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) have established a scholarship fund for women interested in careers in transportation. The scholarship honors Maribel Lena, a 30-year Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six employee. Ms. Lena was responsible for educating the public about roadway safety and served as the District Six Public Information Officer, and was killed in a car accident on her way to an FDOT press conference in June 2016. The fund provides a $2,500 scholarship to women pursing an education in a field related to transportation at a Florida college or university. This year, local scholarship winners will be eligible to receive scholarships from WTS National.

Applications are due by December 17, 2018

Apply for a scholarship or donate here.


Using Freight Data in the
Proper Geographic Contexts:
Challenges and Opportunities

This FHWA webinar will discuss how different transportation entities are examining freight transportation using geography as the research goal, and are trying to make freight data “fit into” the study area.  The presenters will focus on the challenges they have faced in conducting freight analyses at both large and small-scale geographies, and provide insights concerning where data gaps exist and/or future research needs regarding program management, operations, performance metrics, or general planning needs.

December 19, 2018
1:00 – 2:30 PM ET

Register here.


I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project
Public Information Meeting

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) invite you to attend the second public information meeting to learn more about the proposed design, schedule and anticipated construction associated with the I-395/SR 836/I-95 project.

December 19, 2018
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Miami Police Benevolent Association
2300 NW 14 Street
Miami, FL 33125

See the project website 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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