For Immediate Release: July 3, 2018
SCTPO Works with Community Partners to Hold Bike Rodeos
The Space Coast TPO often holds bike rodeos, which are one day safety clinics that are designed to teach children safety skills and the rules of the road.

In the summer, we partner with community agencies such as libraries, community centers, and daycare facilities to host rodeos.

Want more information on what a bike rodeo is and how it works?
Watch this quick video:

Check out some photos of our Summer 2018 visits! Just this month alone, our trailers have visited MLK Library in Melbourne, Especially for Children and Indian Harbour Montessori, and Habor City Elementary's Summer Program.

Trending Now : Planning to party this #FourthOfJuly? Play it safe—always designate a sober driver to get you home safely. #BuzzedDriving Is Drunk Driving.
SCTPO Mourns Passing of Former Executive Director, Bob Kamm
It is with deep sadness that the Space Coast TPO informs you of the passing of its recently retired Executive Director, Robert S. Kamm. 
 
Robert "Bob" Stephen Kamm was born September 5, 1951 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and passed away on June 18, 2018 in Viera, Florida at the age of 66. He attended Wabash College, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity, then Ball State University, from which he graduated in 1976.
 
He recently retired as Executive Director of the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization, where he worked for 31 years helping shape innovative transportation projects across Brevard County.  Bob was also passionate about learning and enjoyed reading and researching history; collecting books, art, and antiques; and attending chamber music concerts with close friends.
 
Community Spotlight : There has been a recent uptick in motorcycle-related crashes with fatalities and injuries. Play your part, look twice for motorcycles.
SCTPO Staff to Attend CenterPointe Church's B2S Bash
SCTPO staff is looking forward to attending CenterPointe Church 's Back to School event on July 14, 2018.

We will be there fitting school-aged children with FREE helmets and distributing educational resources about bike/pedestrian safety.

Every year, the church has the privilege to provide families in Palm Bay with brand new backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, and medical screenings. The general public is welcome to join. Attendees will also enjoy food and games!

PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program 
Now Accepting Applications
PeopleForBikes is a national movement to make riding better for everyone. By collaborating with millions of individual riders, businesses, community leaders, and elected officials, the organization is uniting people to create a powerful, united voice for cycling and its benefits.

The PeopleForBikes Community Grant Program provides funding for important and influential projects that leverage federal funding and build momentum for bicycling in communities across the U.S. These projects include bike paths and rail trails, as well as mountain bike trails, bike parks, BMX facilities, and large-scale bicycle advocacy initiatives.

PeopleForBikes accepts grant applications from non-profit organizations with a focus on bicycling, active transportation, or community development, from city or county agencies or departments, and from state or federal agencies working locally. PeopleForBikes only funds projects in the United States.

See grant guidelines and the online application process , if interested.

Fall 2018 Grant Cycle
  • Online application opens: June 11, 2018
  • Online Letter of Interest due: July 23, 2018
  • Notification of LOI status: August 31, 2018
  • Full Applications due:October 19, 2018
  • Grant Award notifications: December 3, 2018
Friendly Reminder : The inside of a vehicle can heat up by 20 degrees in just 10 minutes and cracking a window open does little to keep the vehicle cool. For the safety of your children and pets, never leave a child or pet unattended in a vehicle, even for a short period of time. #SafeSummerTravel
FDOT to Hold Public Hearing - RE: 520/Merritt Island Causeway
Between Newfound Harbor Dr. and South Banana River Drive
On Thursday, July 24, 2018 , the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will conduct a public hearing regarding the access management design project along State Road (S.R.) 520/Merritt Island Causeway between Newfound Harbor Drive and South Banana River Drive.

The department is designing this project to add a raised median within the existing two-way left-turn lane, which improves safety by reducing conflicts between left-turn movements and through traffic.

The hearing will be held at the Kiwanis Island Park Community Center (950 Kiwanis Island Park Road, Merritt Island, Florida 32952) and will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m. A formal presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by a public comment period. The purpose of this hearing is to introduce the project and present the design concepts to the public.

Read more about the SR 520/Merritt Island Causeway project.
Calendar Items
Holidays
  • July 4: Holiday (office closed)
Meetings
  • July 9: TAC/CAC Meeting
  • July 12: TPO Governing Board Meeting (1:30 - 3:30, Space Coast Room)
  • July 12: Executive Committee Meeting (3:30 - 4:30, Space Coast Room)
  • July 23: BPTAC Meeting
  • July 25: Community Traffic Safety Team Meeting

TPO Outreach Events
  • July 14: CenterPointe Church B2S Event
  • July 24: FDOT 520/Merritt Island Cswy. Hearing
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Title VI/Non-discrimination : For questions regarding our civil rights adherence policies, please contact Abby Hemenway, Title VI Coordinator, at abby.hemenway@brevardfl.gov or call 321-690-6890.