For Immediate Release: November 25, 2019
SCTPO Hosts, Supports 2019 Mobility Week Celebratory Events
To celebrate 2019 Mobility Week (10/27 - 11/2) the SCTPO joined with local community partners, Brevard Public Schools (official) Legacy Club, Titusville Chamber, City of Titusville, and Space Coast Area Transit, to host its third annual Senior Stroll event. Attendees learned about the mission of Vision Zero and were led on a guided tour of historic Downtown Titusville. VIP guests also enjoyed an exclusive bus tour of the Coast-to-Coast Trail.

SCTPO staff also participated in multiple Halloween safety events and Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacon education pop-ups in Satellite Beach. Staff also supported multiple Space Coast Area Transit related Mobility Week events including #TryTransitThursday and Ride with Jim.
Ellis Interchange Update: John Rodes Blvd. Detour Lifted
The detour at the intersection of John Rodes Boulevard and Ellis Road in Melbourne, is no longer in place. On 11/8/19, the project team was able to remove the detour and open the intersection to thru traffic. Learn more about the Ellis Interchange Project.
2019 Public Participation Plan Comment Period Open Until 12/12
The  Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization  (SCTPO) has posted its  2019 DRAFT Public Participation Plan (PPP)  for public review for  45 days .

The PPP is a blueprint for action to involve and engage the public in transportation planning. The PPP provides a guide for public access to and involvement with the SCTPO planning process.

The public has until  December 12, 2019 , to provide comments on the 2019 PPP, before the SCTPO Governing Board reviews it for adoption.
Photo Feature: GIS Day
SCTPO GIS Analyst, Chelsea Forgenie, participated in Brevard County’s GIS Day by showcasing mapping software that detailed local crash stats, high-crash corridors, and long range transportation forecasts.  
A1A Pedestrian Safety Project Update: Phase II
The project has now shifted into the second phase of construction as of 10/28.19. This phase will take 8-10 weeks to complete. Activities that will be completed within this second phase:

• Constructing sidewalk extensions through to the median;
• Drainage work,
• Formation and pouring new sidewalks in various locations,
• Installation of directional and safety signage,
• Installation of the 12 RRFBs, and paving

To safely accommodate construction activities, motorists should expect one right hand lane to be closed in both northbound and southbound directions for work activities on the outside of the roadway.
Share Your Input: 2019 SCTPO Public Participation Plan Survey
How are we doing? Share your thoughts on the SCTPO's engagement strategies by taking a brief survey.  Click here  or click the image above.
FDOT Seeks Feedback on Florida Transportation Plan
Are you interested in the future of Florida's transportation? FDOT is kicking off the Florida Transportation Plan and we want your input! Visit our website to stay up-to-date and learn how to get involved.  #FloridaTransportationPlan
NHTSA Releases 2018 Roadway Fatalities Report
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released highway crash fatality data for 2018, showing a 2.4 percent decline in overall fatalities, the second consecutive year of reduced crash fatalities.
The data, compiled by NHTSA’s Fatality Analysis Reporting System, shows that highway fatalities decreased in 2018 with 913 fewer fatalities, down to 36,560 people from 37,473 people in 2017. The fatality rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled also decreased by 3.4 percent (from 1.17 in 2017 to 1.13 in 2018), the lowest fatality rate since 2014.

Click here   to view the 2018 fatal motor vehicle crashes overview research note.   Click here   to view the 2019 six-month estimate data.
Photo Feature: Space Coast Area Transit Receives Humanitarian Award
Space Coast Area Transit was recently awarded a Central Florida Humanitarian Award.  Read more about the award .  

Thank you Space Coast Daily Publisher Tom Palermo, Editor James Palermo, MD, and Vice President/Event MC Giles Malone for bringing attention to the “Time, Talent, and Treasure” given by so many to lift up our community. The entire team at Space Coast Area Transit was humbled to be included one of the award recipients.
FDOT Seeks Input on Park & Ride Master Plan
SCTPO Supports East Central Florida Regional Resiliency Collaborative Memorandum of Understanding
On October 23, 2019, the SCTPO, along with five Counties, 17 Cities, two Universities, and the River To Sea TPO, attended a ceremonial signing of the East Central Florida Regional Resiliency Collaborative Memorandum of Understanding. 

The Collaborative will seek to create a partnership between various agencies and organizations with the goal to create a more resilient and sustainable community in East Central Florida. It will be guided through three pillars: Health & Equity, Built Infrastructure & Natural Environment, and Economic Resilience.
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy Releases
Active Transportation Transform America Report
The Rails-To-Trails Conservancy recently published a report that highlights the benefits of active transportation infrastructure in America.

The report states that the benefits of active transportation are far-reaching and bring powerful outcomes to every type of community, including connecting people to jobs and other opportunities, creating opportunities for people to be physically active and outdoors, and revitalizing economies and communities.

Now Available! Space Coast Vision Zero Presentation Requests
Vision Zero is based on the philosophy that traffic fatalities and serious injuries are preventable and the only acceptable number of traffic fatalities and serious injuries is zero. Vision Zero requires a fundamental change in the way we think about traffic safety and planning.

Do you have an organization or association that would like to learn more about the mission of Vision Zero ?
Contact Kim Smith , Project Manager, to request a presentation.
Save the Dates! 2020 St. Johns River to Sea Loop Summit
Calendar Items
Thanksgiving Holiday
  • Nov 28 - 29: SCTPO Office Closed

  • Dec 4: CTST Meeting
  • Dec 9: TAC/CAC Meeting
  • Dec 12: SCTPO Board Meeting

Outreach Events/Public Open Houses
  • Dec 7: Handlebars for the Holidays 24th Annual Bike Give-Away
  • Dec 17: Community Bike/Ped Safety Education Training
  • Dec 17: Holiday Program @ MLK Library
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