For Immediate Release: October 14, 2019
Space Coast Vision Zero Symposium Recap
On September 25, 2019, the Space Coast TPO held Brevard County's first Vision Zero Symposium. Attendees heard from some amazing speakers about approaches to the road to zero fatalities and serious injuries.

A huge thank you to our speakers, Melissa Wandall president of the National Coalition for Safer Roads, FDOT District 5 Secretary Michael Shannon, and the Florida Department of Transportation Alert Today Florida program manager, Trenda McPherson. Thank you to our event sponsors: Bold Cup of Coffee , Krispy Kreme Melbourne , & Andrea Rose Photography .


News Media Stories:
Space Coast Daily - Georganna Gillette Interview

Single Lane Closure Notice: A1A from US 192 to Eau Gallie Blvd.
Beginning 10/2/19: All road users should expect continuous daytime and nighttime single lane closures in both northbound and southbound directions on A1A from US 192 (5th Ave.) to Eau Gallie Blvd (SR 518). All accesses to businesses and residences will be maintained. These closures are due to the initial phases of construction for the  FDOT Central Florida   Pedestrian Safety Project, which will incorporate new safety traffic devices and modifications, including mid-block crossings and the installation of Rapid Rectangular Flashing Beacons (RRFBs).
2019 Public Participation Plan Comment Period Begins Oct 28
The SCTPO will soon post its DRAFT 2019 Public Participation Plan on October 28, 2019, for a public comment period of 45 days.

Public participation is an integral part of the overall transportation planning process. The information and perspectives gathered through public participation provides transportation planners and decision makers with clear direction and leads to a more meaningful and comprehensive planning process. This draft document will provide the framework for public participation to be followed by the SCTPO.

The public is invited to comment on this plan prior to its adoption on December 12, 2019. Stay tuned for its official release!
SCTPO Safety & Education Coordinator, Kim Smith,
Celebrates 20 Years of Service
Congratulations to Kim Smith , Safety and Education Coordinator for reaching 20 years of service with the Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization! Kim has educated thousands of children in Brevard over the years on bicycle and pedestrian safety. From teaching children how to safely ride bicycles or use a crosswalk, to helping schools evaluate their traffic patterns and providing solutions to improve safety for both students and drivers, to educating all users on the laws --- Kim has been a fierce advocate for safety since beginning her employment with the SCTPO.

A native of Brevard County, Kim previously worked for the Cocoa Beach Police Department for 11 years. Kim’s vast experiences have included training crossing guards and teachers, serving on the state coalition for bicycle and pedestrian safety, and most recently, kicking off the TPO’s new Vision Zero initiative as project manager. Serving the community is just what Kim does.

Outside the office, Kim is a Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Orlando Pride soccer fan. Traveling is also another great passion for Kim, who achieved the milestone last year of visiting all 50 states. Congratulations Kim on your 20 years of service with the SCTPO, and thank you for your service.
SCTPO, Brevard Public Schools Celebrate Walk to School Day
The Space Coast TPO and Brevard Public Schools celebrated Walk to School Day on October 2nd and 9th. school children throughout Brevard County will join thousands across the world in celebrating International Walk to School Day. This year, students from over  34  different Brevard schools participated in this annual event alongside their peers, parents, teachers and other school community members. Check out more photos here .
Feedback Opportunity for NASA Causeway
Bridge Improvements
The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), will host a public hearing on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the New Life Christian Center, 6755 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780, regarding the PD&E study to evaluate proposed improvement alternatives for the NASA Causeway Bridge. The hearing will begin as an open house at 4:30 p.m. A formal presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by public comments.

The hearing will give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed improvements.
The existing bridge was built in 1964 to connect Titusville to Merritt Island. The study will document the need for proposed improvements, which may include bridge replacement, and evaluate and document the potential impacts associated with the bridge improvement alternatives to the physical, natural, social and cultural environment.

For more information, please contact Mary McGehee, FDOT Project Manager, by phone at 386-943-5063 or via email at Mary.McGehee@dot.state.fl.us.
SCTPO Highlighted in Florida APA Conference Sessions
The Florida Chapter of the American Planning Association held itd annual Conference in Sandestin, Florida, from September 10-13, 2019. The conference is an opportunity for transportation and community planners to learn best practices from one another and share success stories. 

Space Coast TPO’s Multi-Modal Program Specialist, Sarah Kraum, presented on two of the SCTPO’s programs and accomplishments. The first was “Head in a Plan, Hands at Work, Ankles out of Water: Vulnerability Assessments Leading to Actions” where she spoke about the Sea Level Rise Vulnerability Assessment completed in February 2018 and other resiliency efforts made by the SCTPO. The second presentation was “Transportation Best Practices in our Rapid-Change Era: Lightning Round with MPO Directors,” where she discussed the annual State of the System Report that was recognized by the MPOAC as a best practice. 
Save the Date! Mobility Week 2019: Oct 25. - Nov 1. 2019
Photo Feature: Traffic Box Wraps Display Safety Messages
Check out the new traffic box wraps FDOT District 5 Traffic Safety Office installed at the Babcock Rd./ US 192 intersection. We love seeing these safety messages, front and center.
You're invited! Downtown Titusville Senior Stroll & Expo: Oct. 28
In celebration of Mobility Week 2019, join us for the  Downtown Titusville Stroll and Senior Expo  on Monday, October 28 from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM. 
*FREE  to attend.

Event Schedule :
  • 9:00 AM - Welcome and Presentations at Titusville Playhouse
  • 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Expo
  • 9:45 AM - 10:30 AM - Senior Stroll
  • 10:45 AM - 12:30 PM - Seminar Series
  • 12:45 PM - Door Prizes and Closing

* EXCLUSIVE:  VIP Coast to Coast Bus Tour! Join us as we take you on a 321 Transit Bus and show you our Multi Use Trail. The bus tour will depart at 11:30 AM and last approximately 45 minutes.  Only the first 25 people to register will be about to be on the tour, so sign up TODAY! 
Interested in being an expo vendor or event sponsor?
 Check out the opportunities to be apart of this amazing event, in support of Mobility Week 2019.
Photo Feature: Minton Road Feasibility Study Field Review
SCTPO Staff, Kittelson & Associates consultants hit the streets to complete an initial field review for the Minton Road Feasibility Study.

The Minton Road Feasibility Study will evaluate the corridor for potential improvements through an existing conditions analysis, travel demand modeling, data collection, and intersection improvement recommendations. The corridor to be assessed is from Palm Bay Road to US 192. The corridor is maintained by the County and within the West Melbourne city limits.
  • 9/11/19, FDOT District 5 - Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety April-June 2019 Newsletter, "Partner Spotlight"



Calendar Items
Meetings
  • Oct 23: CTST Meeting

Outreach Events/Public Open Houses
  • Oct 15: Transit One, Kim Smith (Presenter)
  • Oct 25 - Nov 1: 2019 Mobility Week
  • Oct 28: Downtown Titusville Senior Stroll & Expo
  • Oct 31: Try Transit Thursday
  • Oct 31: RRFB Pop-Up Education Event - Satellite Beach
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