For Immediate Release: October 18, 2017
TPO Staff Participates in Eau Gallie Blvd. Field Study
TPO staff recently joined Indian Harbour Beach officials, and FDOT representatives for a concept development field study of Eau Gallie Blvd.

This "boots on the ground" approach, with the help of local residents and officials, helped FDOT central area staff determine the next necessary steps in the study.

TPO to Host Wickham Rd. Operations Analysis Public Meeting
For more information about the project, please contact:

SCTPO Project Manager : Laura Carter, Operations Manager
 
Consultant Project Manager :Travis Hills, P.E., Kittelson & Associates, Inc.
thills@kittelson.com, 407-540-0555
Trail Advocates to Celebrate St Johns River-to-Sea Loop
Supporters of the longest loop trail in Florida will meet October 26-28, 2017, in DeLand, for the St Johns River-to-Sea Loop (SJR2C) Summit and Celebration – an event that will target completion of the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop by 2025. 
 
It's the first meeting of the five Loop counties -- Volusia, Putnam, St. Johns, Flagler and Brevard -- since last year's commitment by the Florida Department of Transportation to build the trail to completion.
 
That commitment spurred formation of the nonprofit St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Alliance that will host the three-day event. When complete, the loop will be the most connected paved trail in Florida with links to the East Coast Greenway and the Florida Coast-to-Coast Trail.

The three-day summit is open to the public and will include an afternoon “Taste of the Loop” tour, ride and dinner (10/26), the community outreach panel and presentations day (10/27), and will end with a family-fun Great DeLand Pumpkin Ride and Safety Village at Bill Dreggors Park (10/28). More information
TPO Attends Brevard Public Schools' "Parenting in Today's World"
Our staff attending Brevard Public Schools' 12th annual "Parenting in Today's World" event, where we connected with engaged parents! This year's theme: "Parenting with Purpose." We talked up the importance of bicycle/pedestrian safety.

Safe Routes to School Program Now Accepting Applications
The call for applications for Safe Routes to School Applications is opened on September 1, 2017.

Florida is seeking applications to develop, implement, and evaluate eligible Safe Routes to School (SRTS) infrastructure projects. Applications are due by December 29, 2017.

Apply today at www.srtsfl.org .
National Teen Driver Safety Week (10/15-10/21) : Parents: You may not realize it, but you’re more of an influence on your teenager than you think. They will model your behavior when they’re driving. What are they learning from you?  #TeenDriver
FDOT District Five Presents Tentative Five-Year Work Program
On October, 12, 2017, FDOT staff presented the new Tentative Five-Year Work Program. 

The Space Coast TPO has the responsibility to develop transportation plans and prioritize transportation needs. FDOT programs priority projects with available state and federal funding. 

A complete list and map of Brevard County work program projects can be viewed at   www.d5wpph.com.
City of Cape Canavel to Host Trunk-or-Treat at the Monster Mash
The City of Cape Canaveral will be hosting our annual Trunk or Treat at the Monster Mash on Friday, 10/27.

Community members decorate their vehicles, get gussied up in their best costumes and hand out candy to kiddos.

The event was a HUGE success in 2016, and the City is expecting 200+ kids and their parents this year.

If you'd like to pass out candy, call 321-868-1226 so we can save a spot for you.


Florida Greenways and Trails to Hold Public Meetings, Seeking Input on System Five-Year Plan
The Florida Greenways and Trails (FGTS) Plan establishes the vision for implementing a connected statewide system of greenways and trails for recreation, conservation, alternative transportation, healthy lifestyles, a vibrant economy, and a high quality of life. The Office of Greenways and Trails (OGT) is updating the FGTS 5-Year Plan and holding 14 public open houses throughout the state.

The purpose of these meetings is to receive public input on the proposed update to the draft 2018-2022 FGTS Plan and Land and Water Opportunity & Priority Maps .

Please plan to join us at a location close to you.  Click here for a full list of meetings.

If you are unable to participate in person, there is a comment form online which you can submit by e-mail or conventional mail.  Comments will be accepted through December 15, 2017 .
Social Media Feature :   Next week we'll kick off the Halloween season with some key motorist/pedestrian safety messages. Stay tuned to our social media outlets!
Calendar Items
Meetings
  • October 25: Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting
  • October 25: Wickham Road Operations Analysis Alternatives Public Meeting

Outreach Events
  • October 21: Run Walk Roll Against Bullying 5K & Fun Run; Fitness Expo
  • October 21: East Coast River Relay Celebration
  • October 26-28: St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop Summit and Trail Celebration
  • October 27: Trunk-or-Treat @ Travis Park
  • October 28: Indialantic Halloween Party
  • October 30: SCAT Mobility Week Pop-Up Events
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