January 16, 2020 | Issue 1
TRENDING NOW IN TRANSPORTATION
FDOT Releases 2019 Source Book
FDOT'S Forecasting & Trends Office (FTO) recently released the 2019 Source Book . FTO is responsible for customer satisfaction surveys, demographic analysis and urban boundaries, modeling and forecasting, mobility performance measures, trends and emerging technologies, and research coordination. It serves as the focal point for information and coordination related to those areas.

Need any transportation-related figures for #Session2020 ?
Look no further! Download the source book today.
January: MOVE OVER Month
January is Move Over month and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) urges all motorists to move over for emergency and service vehicles stopped along the roadway. In 2019, there were 182 crashes and over 20,000 citations issued for motorists failing to move over.
RIDER ALERT : Plan ahead for holiday route changes! On Martin Luther King Jr. Day (Monday, January 20, 2020) all 321 Transit fixed route buses will follow "Saturday Schedule". Please help spread the word to your fellow riders, and plan ahead! #BrevardCounty #321Transit
2020 Census: Your Response Matters
The #2020Census will inform funding decisions that shape communities across the country for the next 10 years and beyond. Check out this short video and click here to learn more.
UPCOMING PUBLIC MEETINGS/WORKSHOPS
FDOT to Hold Fiske/1-95 Interchange Design Public Hearing
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public hearing regarding design plans for improvements to the S.R. 519 (Fiske Boulevard) and I-95 interchange from south of Prosperity Place to north of Barnes Boulevard in Brevard County.

The public hearing will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020 ,at the City of Rockledge Council Chambers located at 1600 Huntington Lane, Rockledge, FL 32955. The open house begins at 5:30 p.m., when participants may review project information and discuss the project with staff. There will be a brief presentation at 6:00 p.m., and time for comments.

The purpose of the project is to provide operational and safety improvements to the S.R. 519/I-95 interchange which include adding dual left-turn lanes at the on and off ramps. The free-flowing right turn movements onto I-95 will be adjusted to be under signalized control. In addition, the road will be resurfaced, and pedestrian and bicycle facilities will be added to the road and bridge. The northbound U-turn movement at the intersection of S.R. 519 and the southbound I-95 exit/entrance will be removed. The design phase of this project is scheduled for completion in late 2020, and construction is expected to begin in spring 2021.
FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestrian Workshop
FDOT will hold the FHWA Safe Transportation for Every Pedestiran (STEP) Workshop on January 30, 2020 , from 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM at the Viera Govt. Center in the Florida Room, in Building C. 

This free, full-day workshop will provide an overview of the pedestrian-safety-crossing problem, provide resources for addressing the problem, and present the “Spectacular 7” safety treatments. This class includes a field exercise that will allow you to put into practice what is learned during the classroom portion of the workshop.

This workshop is designed for any local or state transportation, or public safety professionals involved in making decisions regarding the safety of their road systems. Engineers, Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinators, Managers, Public Works Personnel, Highway Supervisors, Planners, Legal Traffic Authorities (LTAs), and law enforcement personnel are also encouraged to attend.
SCTPO to Hold Three LRTP 2045 Transportation Needs
Public Workshops
Join us to share your input on transportation needs for the year 2045!
The SCTPO would like you to voice your vision on transportation improvements or changes you'd like to see in your future community. We'll have maps and stations for you to engage with and staff to speak with about our long-term goals.Your input will help us determine what projects our limited transportation funds will be spent on.

Each meeting will be held from 4:30-6:00 PM. The same information will be presented at each meeting, you only need to attend one.
Check out the event links below for more information!

EDUCATION & OUTREACH EVENTS
SCTPO to Host Bicycle/Pedestrian Community Chat
Join the Space Coast TPO at the Satellite Beach Library to learn more about being a safe walker and bicyclist at our Community Chat . Attendees will hear from our Safety & Education Coordinator, Kim Smith, about topics such as road markings, traffic laws, road user behavior, and more.

Satellite Beach Bike Collective will also be on hand to show you how to conduct a pre-ride safety check on your bicycle. This is a FREE , family-friendly event and is geared toward elementary-aged children. Printed information and resources will also be available to take home to review with the kids.
SCTPO, Alert Today Florida, and Safe Mobility for Life to Host
Safe Walking for Life Workshop
Please join us to increase your awareness and knowledge about the benefits and risks of walking as an older adult in Florida, and how to mitigate those risks to increase safety.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to become a certified Safe Walking for Life Trainer.

This workshop is provided by the Safe Mobility for Life Coalition and Alert Today Florida in partnership with the Space Coast TPO.

When : Feb. 27, 2020
Where : Eau Gallie Civic Center
Time : 8:45 - 11:15 AM
STAY INVOLVED
Join us at a SCTPO Governing Board Meeting ! The SCTPO Governing Board provides continuous, comprehensive, and cooperative transportation planning process that meets Federal and State guidelines for the expenditure of Federal Transportation funds in Brevard County.

Can't make it? Meetings can be viewed live on SCGTV on Spectrum 499, U-verse 99, Comcast Channel 51 (North Brevard) or Channel 13 (South Brevard) or  online .
Join us at a Technical & Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting ! The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reviews the work progress and evaluates the technical acceptability of plans and studies. They make recommendations to the SCTPO Governing Board, with supporting technical information to assist them with policy-making decisions. The Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides citizens' views and recommendations on projects, plans, and programs through the Committee to the SCTPO Governing Board. Meetings are streamed live and are available on our YouTube page .
Join us at a Bicycle, Pedestrian, and Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) meeting! The BPTAC reviews plans and policies regarding bicycle, pedestrian, and multi-use trail projects. BPTAC members represent: local government, law enforcement agencies, educators, cyclists, hikers, walkers, environmentalists, businesses and citizens.
CALENDAR ITEMS
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Jan 20: SCTPO Office Closed

Meetings
  • Jan 22: CTST Meeting
  • Jan 27: BPTAC Meeting
  • Feb 10: TAC/CAC Meeting (@ Center for Collaboration, Rockledge)
  • Feb 13: SCTPO Board Meeting
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.