Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

February is a great time to focus on the health of our hearts. Thankfully, our transportation systems can give us access to the resources needed to stay fit. In fact, a simple 10,000-step daily routine can go a long way to improving blood pressure and reducing cardiovascular disease. Even better, if we can make our communities more walkable, we can give ourselves and our neighbors more opportunities to stay healthy and active. Creating walkable communities is one of the Broward MPO’s priorities, and through our Complete Streets Initiative we are working to make it happen across Broward County. Complete Streets is an innovative idea to increase accessibility to transportation for people of all ages and abilities. Not only does it provide an avenue for walkers, bicyclists, motorists, and transit riders, it also fosters a sense of safety for users. These streets have a significant impact on the livability of communities, as they allow everyone - from young adults to older adults - to travel without feeling anxious or intimidated. Ultimately, creating these streets helps to promote public transportation and walking-friendly areas.


City of Plantation Hosts Community Meetings to Present Multimodal Transportation Master Plan

The City of Plantation, with technical assistance from Broward MPO Staff, will be hosting two Community Meetings to present recommended multimodal improvements identified in the City’s Multimodal Master Transportation Plan. The February 28th event will focus on University Drive, while the March 14th event will focus on Nob Hill Road and Cleary Boulevard. Shared use paths, bicycle facilities, pedestrian bridges, pedestrian-scale lighting, high-visibility and raised crosswalks, as well as safety focused improvements, are recommended. Event locations, project details, and other information are available HERE.

We Want to Hear From You!

Take our Route to 2050 Survey and Enter to Win!

The Route to 2050 survey plays a vital part in the MPO’s public outreach efforts to update the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, or MTP. Public engagement is critical to understanding your needs and priorities for transportation. The survey results will be used to develop a vision, set policy goals, and prioritize projects for funding. By completing the survey, you can be part of a drawing to win a $250 Visa gift card. To learn more, visit the MTP website, or click the link below to take the survey.    


Black History Month Spotlight:

Sylvia Alridge

Article and image provided by Patricia Zeiler, executive director of History Fort Lauderdale.

Sylvia Alridge (1884-1962) was a remarkable woman who came to Fort Lauderdale in 1904 as a young bride from North Florida. Her family owned an 1800-acre farm. Sylvia quickly made a name for herself as she set up the first employment agency in Broward County, helping to place people in jobs as domestics, cooks and farm workers. But the first problem she faced was transportation. With her strong spirit and ambition, Sylvia established the first cab service in Broward County - Sylvia's Victory Cab. As people of color were obligated to reside in the northwestern region of the city, it was too far away from the residential areas that needed domestic workers and too far east for farm workers. Her employment agency and cab company were remarkable successes, as Sylvia always managed to solve problems, proudly proclaiming her mantra, “I get right on that, Baby.”

March is Bicycle Month in Florida

Celebrate at Pedal Palooza


Join the Fun at Tri-Rail's Fun Day on March 4

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