Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Welcome to the latest edition of the Broward MPO's Mobility Monday newsletter. This week, we're looking at the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), electrification, and mobility. The Sunshine State can no longer wait to invest in the clean electrification of our transportation system. The IRA will boost America’s solar energy industry and bring large increases in incentives for the purchase of electric vehicles in an effort to reduce carbon emissions. The Broward MPO is already investing in sustainable forms of transportation, which include EVs, and building out a robust multimodal system that is accessible to all of our residents. The sunshine that brings tourists can also bring new technologies and create an even more vibrant economy.

Broward MPO Wins Award for Board Engagement

The Broward MPO was recently recognized for best industry practices by the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council with an award for our Board Engagement Forum.

This annual event furthers the knowledge base of the Broward MPO Board and provides a forum to discuss important issues regarding our region. We are looking forward to the next Board Engagement Forum which is happening in January 2023.  

FDOT District 4 Safe Routes to School Workshop Seeks Solutions to Advance Walking and Biking at Your School

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District 4 is hosting a three-hour workshop on August 22 at 8:00 a.m. to explain the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program, and give tips on how to structure a competitive grant, complete the application, and improve your chances of being selected for SRTS funding this cycle. Attendees will go over new changes in the application process, among other topics. Click here to register.  


REWIND: Vision 2100 Panel is Online

As part of our Vision 2100 initiative, we've partnered with South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine and Florida Atlantic University to educate the public on the transportation solutions the community will see over the next three years. The Vision 2100 initiative looks at how we can shape the future of all modes of transportation including rail, transit, and freight. If you missed the Vision 2100 Panel in July? No worries, you can check it out here


Our Systems Planning Manager Peter Gies spoke at a workshop hosted by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee meeting last month. Peter oversees the long-range planning (MTP) and short-range planning (TIP) products at the MPO, including data analysis and performance measurement. He is proactively out and about in the community educating others about how the MTP and the TIP processes work to enhance mobility and improve the quality of life in Broward County.  

Dine Out and Save 15% on Brightline

You’ve probably already heard: South Florida's best restaurant deals of the year are here! So make plans to ride, dine, and unwind this weekend. Plus, you can still save 15% on summer SMART fares with promo code: SUMMER15.


Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day on August 21

On August 21, 1988, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed Senior Citizens Day as a national holiday to raise awareness about issues that affect older adults and their quality of life. The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center (NADTC) recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of older adults in their communities. Visit NADTC's website to learn more about their training and technical assistance, and to access helpful resources and materials for older adults!

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