Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart

Welcome to another edition of our weekly newsletter! This week we're celebrating the July 13 opening of our first downtown Fort Lauderdale Mobility Hub and taking a look at how projects like these connect people to the places they need to go. Mobility Hubs are transit access points with frequent transit service, high development potential, and a critical point for trip generation or transfers within our transit system. I'm so proud of the entire MPO team for working so hard to bring this project to fruition. I would also like to thank our partners the City of Fort Lauderdale, Brightline, Merrimac Ventures, Tru by Hilton, and Circuit for making this project a reality! 

First Broward MPO Mobility Hub Opened to the Public

in Downtown Fort Lauderdale on July 13

The community came together at Tru by Hilton in Fort Lauderdale on July 13 to celebrate the opening of the new Downtown Fort Lauderdale 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. The Downtown Fort Lauderdale Mobility Hub is a multi-block area that connects various transportation choices including, regional express bus service, local bus service to points throughout Broward County, community shuttle bus connections, Brightline intercity passenger rail between Downtown Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach, and future commuter rail service. At a cost of $3.5 million, which was paid for using federal funds. To learn more about the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Mobility Hub, click here

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!


Sun-Sentinel: As deaths rise, Broward may lose ‘quiet zone’

that silenced train horns

On July 8, Executive Director Greg Stuart met with FRA Deputy Administrator Jennifer Mitchell to discuss ways to curb rail fatalities by improving safety, educational, and enforcement programs. The Sun-Sentinel's David Lyons covered the call. Click here to check out his article. Subscription required. 

WPLG Channel 10: New downtown Fort Lauderdale transit hub unveiled

WPLG's Trent Kelley went along with the Broward MPO team for a behind-the-scenes look at Downtown Fort Lauderdale's new Mobility Hub. Watch now to learn more!

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. 


Register for the Upcoming Florida CarFit Virtual Workshop 

The Safe Mobility for Life Coalition will be hosting a FREE one-hour Statewide CarFit Virtual Workshop on Wednesday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. This is an opportunity for you and the older drivers in your community to learn about the key aspects involved in getting a proper "fit" in your vehicle and how this can keep you and others safer on the road. Register below to join the workshop.


New App to Help Broward County Drivers Avoid Traffic and Earn Rewards for Improving Their Commute

The Broward MPO announced today that it is supporting the launch of Metropia’s free multi-modal navigation app--GoEzy--which will be used to support the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Smartphone Travel Incentive Study in Broward County. The GoEzy app helps drivers avoid traffic and spend less time behind the wheel, and as part of the study, Broward County drivers could be offered valuable rewards for trying out GoEzy’s suggestions to improve their commute over the next several weeks.

In addition to enjoying GoEzy’s innovative features, thousands of Broward County drivers will receive special offers to make changes to their routine travel, such as leaving a little earlier for a trip than normal, carpooling or biking to work, or trying out a convenient route to school. Commuters can earn rewards like gift cards from Visa, Amazon, Starbucks, and more for giving those suggestions a try. 

As drivers use the GoEzy app, the Smartphone Travel Incentive study will develop a deeper understanding of traveler behavior, how incentives influence travel choices, and how these findings can help shape transportation policy in the future.

GoEzy will continue to improve daily drives long after the study is over, but to potentially join the thousands of Broward County drivers earning rewards while improving their commute, here’s what to do:

  • Download the free GoEzy app from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Start using the GoEzy app for navigation when traveling around town
  • Within 1-2 weeks, the app will start presenting you with personalized suggestions (and possibly rewards!) for upcoming trips


Let's Talk Transportation

Your MPO will debut a new podcast called "Let's Talk Transportation" this summer. Host Greg Stuart 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.

Upcoming guests include Mayor Dean Trantalis, past chair of the MPO Dick Blattner, and Assistant City Manager in Coconut Creek, Shelia Rose.

Stay tuned!

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