For Immediate Release: July 26, 2017
APPROVED: Transportation Improvement Program,
2018 Transportation Project Priorities 
The FY 2018 – 2022 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the TPO’s Transportation Project Priorities were recently approved at the July 13, 2017 TPO Governing Board Meeting.

Top 5 Project Priorities
  • Ellis Road Widening 
  • SR 528 (Beachline) Widening (from SR 520 to Port Canaveral)
  • St. John's Heritage Pkwy. (US 192 to Ellis Rd. Interchange)
  • US 192 & Hollywood Blvd./Evans Rd. Intersection Improvements
  • SR A1A Multi-modal Improvement

See full list of priorities here

Video Feature: The TPO is proud to debut our new video - "What is a Bike Rodeo?"

    NEW: TPO Governing Board Meeting  
    Time Change
    The TPO Governing Board Meetings will now be held on the second Thursday of the month from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. beginning September 14, 2017. 

    City of Cape Canaveral Encourages Bike/Pedestrian Friendly Activities
    Check out all the different bike/walk friendly activities that the City of Cape Canaveral- Official Site hosts every week. #getactive 

    Palm Bay PD Promotes Bike/Ped Safety Education
    The City of Palm Bay Police and Fire Departments joined CenterPointe Church in kicking off the 2017-2018 school year at a Back 2 School Event held on Saturday, July 15th. 
    The Palm Bay Police Department focused on pedestrian and bicycle safety at this year's event, hosting a "Bike Rodeo" for attendees.

    T he TPO provided safety education resources, helmet fit guides, and we also donated 120 helmets. 
    Progress Update: Ballard Park Sidewalk Project
    On July 10, the City of Melbourne began a project to construct a multi-use path in the Ballard Park neighborhood to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists.  The new 8’ wide path will run along Thomas Barbour Dr. from Royal Palm Dr. to the Ballard Park entrance and will tie into an existing path inside the park.

    A future phase of the project will elongate the path so that it connects to the existing sidewalk on US 1.  A retaining wall will be constructed to minimize impacts to mature trees on the embankment and to an archaeologically sensitive area.  The project is expected to be completed within five months.
    Commuter Poll - Bike or Walk to Work?
    How often do you #walk or #bike to work?

    Take the poll to see how your commute compares to others. #getactive 

    We'll reveal the answers in our next newsletter!
    How often do you walk or bike to work?
    I don't - I'll drive or take the bus
    Every work day!
    A few times a week
    Maybe a couple times a month
    SCAT to Host Transportation Development Plan Public Meetings
    Space Coast Area Transit is working to develop the 2018 ‐  2027 Transit Development Plan Major Update.

    They will be holding public  meetings from 5:00-7:00 p.m., on August 2nd in Cocoa Beach, and on August 3rd in Melbourne, to seek input on public transportation in Brevard  County. 

    Sea Level Rise Study Underway

    The East Central Florida Regional Planning Council is currently performing a Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment. A kick-off meeting was held with stakeholders on Monday, July 13, 2017.

    The study will determine infiltration of sea level at various time intervals and based on several Army Corp of Engineers projection curves. 

    By determining the infiltration, they will be able to provide an assessment on the potential effects to our transportation systems. 

    Shout Out: Brevard County Public Works - Sidewalk Clean-up

    Shout out to Brevard County Public Works for its quick response in providing side walk maintenance to an overgrown sidewalk area on Wickham Rd. south of Sarno Rd. near the Wal-Mart Super Center.

    This sidewalk is a highly used bicycle/pedestrian sidewalk facility, which is nestled along a popular route to retail stores and space coast area transit stops. Thank you for your service!
    Save the Date: Mobility Week (October 28 - November 3, 2017)
    Mobility Week promotes awareness of safe and sustainable transportation choices. During Mobility Week, counties, cities and transportation agencies host public events to promote safe and sustainable transportation choices.

    Stay tuned for more event details and information on how your business or organization can participate in this year's events. #mobility
    UPDATE: Wickham Road Operational Analysis Study
    This study, evaluating operational and multi-modal improvements from Eau Gallie Blvd. to Lake Washington Road, has completed documenting existing conditions and reviewing the comments and concerns submitted by the public and expressed at the May 9th public meeting.

    Future conditions for the year 2040 have been calculated and the project team is preparing to meet with the Visioning Team members to review initial development of various typical sections that meet future travel demand and incorporate improvements for bicyclist, pedestrians and transit users.

    Once details of various options are developed, alternatives will be presented at a second public meeting in the early Fall. The project remains on schedule with a presentation to the TPO Board and its committees anticipated in December.

    Please visit the project website for latest information, to review published reports or to leave feedback. 
    UPDATE: Aurora Road Corridor Study

    Looking at what improvements can be made to this corridor from Wickham Road to Stewart Avenue for both motorists and non-motorists users, the project team has just completed documenting existing conditions.

    The team is currently analyzing future demand and will then move into development of various alternatives.

    Alternatives will incorporate future needs and address bicycle, pedestrian and transit needs.

    The next public meeting, anticipated in late Fall, the team will present different alternatives and ask for feedback on the public’s preferences.

    The project remains on schedule with an anticipated completion date in early 2018. 

    Please visit the  project website  for latest information, to review published reports or to leave feedback. 
    Upcoming Meetings/Events
    • August 2SCAT Transportation Development Plan Public Meeting (Cocoa Beach Library)

    • August 3: SCAT Transportation Development Plan Public Meeting (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, Melbourne)

    • August 8-10: FDOT's Transplex/Focus on Community Conference
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