For Immediate Release: May 30, 2018
SCTPO Seeks Public Input on Transportation Improvement Program, Trending Projects in Brevard
The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization (SCTPO) will hold a public meeting on the proposed 2019-2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) on June 11, 2018. The TIP lists each transportation project to be implemented over the next five years. We want your input on local projects.

Come share your thoughts about the region’s five-year transportation plan. It's your voice speaking for your Brevard. A copy of the TIP will be posted at least seven days before the meeting. 

Presentation begins @ 5:00 p.m. at the Brevard County Government Center, Building C - Florida Room, located at 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Melbourne, FL 32940. The presentation will be broadcast live by Space Coast Government Television . You can watch online or on TV.

For more information, please call 321-690-6890.
Plan on attending? Check in online on our Facebook event .
Trending Now : School is out for the summer! The SCTPO wants to remind drivers about some important  driver safety tips  to keep in mind over the next few months. 
SCTPO Presents Annual Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails
Advisory Committee Awards
At the May 10, 2018, TPO Governing Board Meeting, SCTPO staff recognized individuals and/or groups within the community that have gone above and beyond in their field of expertise, encouraging and promoting bicycle/pedestrian programs. The awards are as follows:

Get on the Trail Award
  • City of Titusville - Presented to Scott Larese, City Manager, and Edyie McCall, Economic Development Director and Trail Coordination. The City of Titusville, Florida - Gateway to Nature and Space received the 'Get on a Trail' award for its continued efforts in establishing Titusville as a trail town.

  • Brian Vail, citizen of the Town of Malabar, received the 'Get on a Trail' award for playing a key role in both the design and construction of the Cameron Trail Shelter in Malabar’s Richard E. Cameron and Volunteers Preserve.

Encouragement Award
Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce - Marcia Gaedcke and Nicole Hall of the  Titusville Area Chamber of Commerce   received the 'Encouragement Award' for their endless dedication and support in making the Rail Trail opening events a huge success. As chamber champions, they have also embraced Titusville's new identity as a trail town and have spearheaded many events to promote trails.

Community Partner Award
Kerri Lubeski , Life Safety Specialist for Titusville Fire and Emergency Services received the 'Community Partner' award for her continued partnership on TPO outreach initiatives. Her dedication and work extends the reach of the TPO’s traffic safety mission.

Enforcement Award
Melbourne Police Department - Traffic Unit , the traffic unit received the 'Enforcement Award' for its strategic and successful operational details which include: Operation Street Smart and Operation BUSted. At the end of these campaigns, these officers had educated countless citizens in an effort to improve traffic safety.

Engineering Award
Sarah Van Gundy , received the 'Engineering Award' for her unending efforts and persistence as the FDOT Central Florida Project Manager for the SR-A1A resurfacing project in Cocoa Beach.

Education Award
Julia Barnhouse , PE teacher at Roy Allen Elementary, received the 'Education Award' for her long time dedication to bicycle and pedestrian safety education.

Robert S. Kamm Award of Excellence
Murray Hann , long-time BPTAC member and past-chair, received the Robert S. Kamm Award of Excellence for his 10+ years of community service and TPO involvement.

Scott Nelson Appointed New Director of 321 Transit
On May 8th, 2018, the Brevard County Commission confirmed the appointment of Scott Nelson as the new Director of Space Coast Area Transit. He replaces Jim Liesenfelt, the former Director for over 20 years, who was recently promoted to Assistant Brevard County Manager.

Mr. Nelson had been the agency’s Interim Director since July of 2017. Some of his responsibilities include directing Brevard County Transit Service’s 48 fixed and paratransit routes, managing the 4th largest vanpool program in Florida, and supervising an extensive volunteer program that provides transportation to over 350 debilitated and elderly individuals. Nelson will oversee 139 transit service employees; an annual operating budget of $14 million; a capital budget of $8 million; and management contracts for vehicle maintenance, marketing, and the agency’s vanpool program.

SCTPO Recognizes TPO Board Members for Dedication
At the May 10, 2018, TPO Governing Board Meeting, SCTPO staff recognized board members in specific areas of the Recognition Program. This program was established to commend members for time spent in service on these boards for the betterment of all residents and the community of Brevard County.
This year's awards are as follows:

Perfect Attendance Award (2017)
Jerry Allender , Canaveral Port Authority Don Boisvert , City of Cocoa
Stuart Glass , South Beaches Coalition
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 2, 2018
In coordination with AmericanHiking.org, the SCTPO will celebrate National Trails Day on June 2, 2018. National Trails Day is a country-wide coordinated event with the goal of connecting more people to trails across the country. The United States has over 200,000 miles of trails. By celebrating trails, new users become aware of their local trails, existing users can connect with advocacy groups, and all users can help maintain, preserve, and celebrate their local trail systems.

Celebrate your local trails on June 2 nd by cleaning up your local trail, taking the National Trails Day Pledge here , introducing a trail to a friend, or hiking, biking, or riding your favorite or a new local trail. 

Don’t forget to post your pictures of National Trail Day on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtags #321TPO and #NationalTrailsDay.
You're Invited! Community Bike/Ped Safety Education Training
You are invited to attend a  FREE community workshop on June 6, 2018, where participants will learn how to fit bicycle helmets correctly, bicycle/pedestrian laws and safety tips, defensive walking and bicycling skills, and how to conduct a bicycle rodeo. 
 
Participants will ride bicycles to practice the skills they will teach children during rodeos and in other educational settings.  

Learn more and register  here .
Photo Feature : City of Titusville staff members recently participated in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 18, 2018. Half of the participants had not biked to work previously. ReThink Your Commute came out to the gateway of nature and space to recognize these cyclists for their efforts.
FDOT to Hold Public Workshop on Concept Development, Corridor Study of Fiske Blvd.
On Thursday, June 28, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a public meeting on a Concept Development and Evaluation Study involving a 4.2-mile section of SR-519 (Fiske Boulevard).

The meeting, which is scheduled from 6 - 7:30 pm at Rockledge City Hall, will be an open-house format, and FDOT representatives will be available to discuss the study and to answer any questions. Participants may provide public comment; written comments may also be submitted during the meeting, or by mail (no later than July 16), to Project Planner Dimitre Guenov, Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., 225 East Robinson Street, Suite 300, Orlando, FL, 32801.

Read more about the Fiske Blvd. public workshop.
May 2018
Calendar Items
Meetings
  • No June Meetings

TPO Events
  • June 6: Community Bike/Ped Education Training
  • June 11: SCTPO Annual Open House
  • June 12: Federal Certification
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