For Immediate Release: December 19, 2019
SCTPO Launches Transportation System Preferences Survey
The SCTPO wants to know about your transportation system preferences! In 2018, we launched our 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan kick-off survey to get feedback on the types of improvements desired.

Now, we're seeking your input on where our  limited transportation funds  will be spent. It's time to voice your vision for the Space Coast!

Take our survey to share your input on what transportation choices are most important to you.
 
Access the survey  here  or visit  www.voiceyourvisionbrevard.com . Paper surveys are available upon request by calling 321-690-6890.
Save the Date! SCTPO to Host New Member Orientation
The SCTPO will host a Member Orientation, for new board and committee members, on January 9, 2020. The orientation will be held in the Florida Room located in Building C at the Viera Government Center from 1:30 - 3:30 PM. Attendees will learn more about their new role and responsibilities.
SCTPO Board, Committees Adopt 2019 Public Participation Plan
On December 12, the SCTPO's Technical & Citizens Advisory Committee and its Governing Board adopted the SCTPO's  2019 DRAFT Public Participation Plan (PPP) .

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.
FDOT to Hold Eau Gallie Blvd./Turtle Mound Rd. Traffic Signal Open House
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will hold a public meeting open house to discuss plans to install a new traffic signal at the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard (State Road 518) and Turtle Mound Road in Melbourne. The open house will be held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Discover Life Church located at 3550 W. Eau Gallie Boulevard, Melbourne, FL 32934. Attendees may come any time during those hours to review project displays and to hold one-on-one conversations with the FDOT project team. There will be no presentation.

The purpose of this project is to signalize the intersection of Eau Gallie Boulevard and Turtle Mound Road. This project also includes the extension of the right and left turn lanes onto Turtle Mound Road, along with the addition of high visibility crosswalk markings, pedestrian signals and lighting. Additional right of way will be needed for this project. Construction is expected to begin by summer 2022 at an estimated cost of $592,000.
You're Invited! 2020 Trail Trifecta
Happening March 2020 . . .  The Trail Trifecta ! Three awesome trail-related events will take place in Historic Downtown Titusville, to celebrate this space of converging trails.

Three great events . . . one convenient location.

  • March 18, 2020: Florida Bicycle Tourism Conference
  • March 19 - 20, 2020: St. Johns River to Sea Loop Summit
  • March 21, 2020: Gear Up, Ride It Down Bike Ride
Video Feature: FDOT Vision Zero PSA
Driving down traffic-related fatalities and injuries begins with you. As a road user, commit to staying alert, obeying traffic laws, and avoiding distractions. Help us make a difference on this road to Vision Zero
SCTPO Releases 2019 Bicycle Pedestrian Master Plan Report
The SCTPO recognizes the growing importance of bicycle and pedestrian accessibility, mobility and safety to the region’s economic vitality, sense of community identity, and quality of life.
 
In 2019, the SCTPO completed an update to the 2013 Bicycle/Pedestrian Mobility Plan. The plan was adopted by the Governing Board on October 10, 2019 via Resolution 20-05 that can be viewed by clicking  here
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
UFIAS Extension to Host 2020 Brevard County Citizens Academy
FDOT Releases Updated Guide to Safe Mobility for Life
The Florida Department of Transportation’s Safe Mobility for Life Coalition has released an updated guide to help older adults in Florida
meet their personal mobility needs and remain safe, independent, and active in their communities.

The guide has information about community and statewide transportation resources, safety tips, and rules for sharing the road to help drivers, walkers, bicyclists, transit riders, and motorcyclists be proactive about their mobility. It also includes self-assessments and worksheets to help learn how to plan for life beyond the driver’s seat.
Drive Merry, Bright, and Sober This Holiday Season
This holiday season, the SCTPO is teaming up with the U.S. DOT's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to remind all drivers about the dangers of drinking and driving. The holidays prove to be extra dangerous to drivers, as more people — drivers and pedestrians alike — are out on the roads.

According to NHTSA, 885 people lost their lives in traffic crashes involving a drunk driver during the month of December 2017 alone. This holiday season, and every day, remember:  Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
The  Space Coast TPO  would like to wish you and your families a safe, happy holiday season and a joyful new year!

As we look back on the past year, we want to recognize our state and federal partners, elected officials, city and county staff, modal agencies, and community members for their continued support and involvement in transportation planning. Don't forget to #stayalert on our roadways during this busy time of year.
Calendar Items
Christmas/New Year's Holiday
  • Dec 24 - 25: SCTPO Office Closed
  • Jan 1: SCTPO Office Closed

Meetings
  • Jan 9: Board & Committee Orientation, Florida Room, 1:30 - 3:30 PM
  • NO JANUARY TAC/CAC/SCTPO MEETINGS
  • Jan 22: CTST Meeting
  • Jan 27: BPTAC Meeting
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