Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart

The Broward County Commission reached a consensus on a path forward for the long-awaited Broward Commuter Rail. Promising new connections for residents and visitors, this service is a vital part of the Broward MPO’s vision for South Florida’s future. Broward Commuter Rail will run on the FEC corridor and seamlessly interconnect our coastal downtowns, diverse neighborhoods, thriving business centers, and our bustling international airport, offering us more options to travel throughout the region. The consensus reached sees the new service built and brought online in phases; the primary Southern Phase will stretch from Aventura to the South of the New River in Fort Lauderdale.

A second phase is poised to continue north of the New River and through our north Broward cities, with local stations dotting the route along the way. With a shared vision for this project, we are a step closer to meeting residents’ and businesses’ needs for improved mobility-- moving people, creating jobs, and strengthening our communities.

On behalf of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, I’d like to thank the Broward County Commission, the Florida Department of Transportation, regional stakeholders, and our engaged community members for their collaboration. Without the unwavering commitment of all of our regional partners to bring high-quality improvements to our transportation system, this consensus and step forward would not have been possible. Now we must see it through to completion.

Once the resolution adopting the main elements of the proposal is brought to the commission in August, the Broward MPO will work in tandem with the county, FDOT, and our federal partners to pursue grant funding, working together to bring tax dollars back to our region and inject them back into our local economy. By investing in this and other public transit projects, we can give more options to our residents. As climate change, congestion, and rising housing and fuel costs threaten our way of life in South Florida, high-quality public transportation can address our most urgent concerns while creating a better, more just community. Let’s get this train rolling!

First Broward MPO Mobility Hub Opens to the Public on July 13 in Fort Lauderdale 

The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Mobility Hub is complete! Join us on July 13 at Tru by Hilton, 315 NW 1 Avenue in Fort Lauderdale as we celebrate the completion of our mobility hub.

The newly installed mobility hub serves as an access point for commuters. The mobility hub increases connectivity to rail, transit, local businesses, schools, and more!

What are Mobility Hubs? They are transit access points with frequent transit service, high development potential, and a critical point for trip generation or transfers. Click below to learn more and RSVP to join us on July 13!


Upcoming Meetings and Events at the Broward MPO

Looking for opportunities to engage with your MPO and help us shape the future of transportation in Broward County? Check out our upcoming meetings this month!


Save the Date: Vision 2100 Panel Happening on July 27

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, over the next several years. 

Please join us on Wednesday, July 27, at 2:00 p.m. for a panel discussion on the future of moving freight in South Florida. Click below to register today!


Give Us Your Feedback on the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

We value your opinion and want to make sure that your thoughts are included in the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the Fiscal Year 2023-2027. The public review comment period is now open through noon on Thursday, July 14, 2022.


South Florida Full Speed Ahead 

Broward Transportation Summit on July 19

South Florida is leading the nation in doing business, and transportation has been a major driver. Hear from the top leaders in the industry as to how Broward County continues to charge ahead by land, air, and sea. Join leading experts, including our Executive Director Greg Stuart. Join us on July 19 at 11:30 a.m. at the Marriott Fort Lauderdale Airport in Dania Beach. 


USDOT to Host Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program Webinar on July 14

US DOT will host a webinar on July 14 at noon to provide information on the Reconnecting Communities Pilot Program and how to apply for funding. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next five years. It is the first-ever program to help reconnect communities that were previously cut off from economic opportunities by transportation infrastructure. Funding supports planning grants and capital construction grants, as well as technical assistance, to restore community connectivity through the removal, retrofit, mitigation, or replacement of eligible transportation infrastructure facilities. 



Let's Talk Transportation

Your MPO will debut a new podcast called "Let's Talk Transportation" this summer, and we couldn't be more excited. We will bring in-depth interviews with top officials from South Florida and experts in the industry to discuss the future of transportation in the region. Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

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