The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board approves federally required plans and transportation policies. The development of transportation plans and programs is coordinated through the Transportation Planning Council (TPC) which makes recommendations to the TPO Governing Board. Citizen Involvement and participation occurs through several community Advisory Committees which advise the TPO Governing Board.
- View the Transportation Planning Process Chart.
The Transportation Planning Organization Governing Board
The TPO Governing Board is comprised of:
- 13 Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners
- 8 elected officials; one from each of the eight municipalities with a population over 50,000
- 4 appointed by the Governor, representing:
- Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX)
- Miami-Dade County School Board
- a municipality within the county
- a non-elected official residing in unincorporated Miami-Dade County
The TPO Governing Board is vested with the responsibility for exercising the powers of the TPO including the final decision on all policy matters, adoption or endorsement of transportation plans and programs, adoption of budgets, approval of agreements or contracts, adoption of rules, and establishing or changing its internal operating structure.
The TPO Governing Board is composed of 25 voting members. The current members are:
- Commission District 1 - Barbara J. Jordan
- Commission District 2 - Jean Monestime
- Commission District 3 - Audrey M. Edmonson
- Commission District 4 - Sally A. Heyman
- Commission District 5 - Eileen Higgins
- Commission District 6 - Rebeca Sosa
- Commission District 7 - Xavier L. Suarez
- Commission District 8 - Daniella Levine Cava
- Commission District 9 - Dennis C. Moss
- Commission District 10 - Javier D. Souto
- Commission District 11 - Joe A. Martinez
- Commission District 12 - Jose “Pepe” Diaz
- Commission District 13 - Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. Vice Chairman
- City of Coral Gables - Vince Lago
- City of Doral - Juan Carlos Bermudez
- City of Hialeah - Carlos Hernandez
- City of Homestead - Stephen R. Shelley
- City of Miami - Francis Suarez
- City of Miami Beach - Dan Gelber
- City of Miami Gardens - Oliver G. Gilbert III Chairman
- City of North Miami – Philippe Bien-Aime
- Municipal Representative - Roberto Martell
- Non-Elected Official - vacant
- Miami-Dade Expressway Authority - Shelly Smith Fano
- Dade County School Board - Perla T. Hantman
In addition to the committee structure shown in the Transportation Planning Process flowchart, the TPO Governing Board created three permanent TPO Committees: the Executive Policy Committee, the Transportation and Mobility Committee, and the Fiscal Priorities Committee.
The Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will:
- review the following: grant applications, legislative proposals, Work Program and Budget, and items for the TPO Board's consideration as deemed appropriate by the Chairperson;
- provide policy direction in the development of transportation plans and work programs including the TPO Prospectus for Transportation Improvements;
- survey other comparable regional planning bodies, evaluate the scope of responsibilities vested in the boards referenced above, and submit any recommendations for changes to the structure and composition of the TPO Board and the committees that assist the Miami-Dade TPO;
- evaluate the annual performance of the TPO Executive Director and making relevant recommendations to the TPO Governing Board.
The Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC) will:
- be responsible for identifying immediate opportunities to increase the integration and utilization of existing transportation services;
- will be asked to forward recommendations to improve the connectivity of the current mass transit providers (municipal circulators, jitney services, Miami-Dade Transit and TriRail);
- monitor and provide advice concerning the transportation planning process to ensure adequate consideration of regional values such as land use, economic development, and other social, economic and environmental factors in plan development;
- review projects and planning affecting regional transportation;
- advise on the compliance of the regional transportation planning process with all applicable federal requirements for maintaining certification;
- monitor the status of and make recommendations for amendments to the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), and any other planning document that impacts transportation and mobility.
The Fiscal Priorities Committee (FPC) will:
- concentrate on the programming of transportation dollars to better reflectthe immediate priorities of the community;
- thoroughly evaluate funding recommendations embedded in the planning documents routinely submitted to the TPO for approval;
- provide recommendations to advance and defer projects in order to respond to the needs of current demographic-employment commuting trends based on the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP);
- to the extent solutions require additional dollars for capital investments for new intermodal facilities, bus and rail rapid transit, or any other transportation project, the FPC will identify and recommend to the TPO potential funding sources;
- review the TPO Priority List of Projects and recommend actions for project prioritization and funding to the TPO Governing Board.
These Advisory Committees report directly to the TPO Governing Board:
- Transportation Planning Council (TPC)
- Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)
- Citizens' Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC)
- Freight Transportation Advisory Committee (FTAC)
- Transportation Aesthetics Review Committee (TARC)
The TPO Governing Board meets once a month (on a Thursday), starting at 2 P.M. in the County Commission Chamber located in the Stephen P. Clark Center at 111 NW 1st Street.
For 2019, these meeting dates have been scheduled:
- January 24
- February 21
- March 21
- April 18
- May 23
- June 20
- July 18
- Recess in August
- September 26
- October 31
- November 21
- December 19
Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC)
As a result of the 2000 U.S. Census, the Miami Urbanized Area (UZA) encompassed parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. The metropolitan/transportation planning organizations within the region responded by committing to developing and implementing a coordinated regional planning effort. SEFTC was created in 2005, through an Interlocal Agreement, to serve as a formal forum for policy coordination and communication to carry out these regional initiatives. SEFTC’s Board is comprised of three representatives from each of the respective MPOs, and has numerous committees to support regional coordination efforts.
Learn more about the SEFTC.
For additional information please email Zainab Salim or call 305-375-4507.
TPO SMART Milestones
- Reso 06-16 Transit as Highest Priority
- Reso 26-16 Endorsing the SMART Plan
- Reso 41-17 Establishing the Financial Plan Framework
- Reso 47-17 Advancing the North and South Corridors to Priority I
- Reso 61-17 Approval of First-Last Mile Demonstration Project
- Reso 29-18 Approval of SMART Demonstration Projects
- Reso 31-18 Adoption of South Dade TransitWay LPA
- Reso 32-18 Amending the LRTP-TIP $100m to South Dade TransitWay
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