Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart

Welcome to another edition of our Mobility Monday newsletter. This week, we're spotlighting rail safety. The FEC rail corridor, which is the eastern rail corridor, has drawn national attention from the Federal Railroad Administration due to the 300% increase in fatalities. The Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization is working with the County, the municipalities along the corridor, as well as state and federal agencies, to create a plan to make the corridor safer and keep the quiet zone. Please do not cross the safety line or stop on the tracks. Remember to be patient at all railroad crossings: trains cannot stop quickly. A typical Brightline train moves fast enough that you’ll wait for as long as it took you to read this. 

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, education, and enforcement programs. The Sun Sentinel's David Lyons wrote about  the call. Click here to check out his article. Subscription required. 

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. Click here to register today. 

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 in August. Stay up-to-date with the latest news, events, and much more!


Complete Streets and Other Localized Initiatives Program (CSLIP) Workshop Happening on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 P.M.

The Broward MPO is holding a Complete Streets and other Localized Initiatives Program (CSLIP) Workshop on Wednesday, August 24 at 1:30 p.m. We invite technical staff, grant administrators, city managers, and any other interested parties to this in-depth workshop to present an overview of the CSLIP program and teach participants how to complete the CSLIP application. The Broward MPO and Florida Department of Transportation Staff will also be available for CSLIP Project Feedback Meetings with CSLIP applicants on Wednesday, September 2022. This one-on-one opportunity to review your agency’s CSLIP projects is by appointment only. Click here to register for the workshop. 

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 be going over areas that need improvements in the applications received in the previous year as well as new changes in the application process going forward. Click here to register. 


Broward Transportation Summit Showcases the Role of Transportation as an Economic Driver

On July 19, our Executive Director Greg Stuart joined a stellar panel of experts, hosted by the Broward-MIAMI Association of Realtors, to discuss how South Florida continues to attract new business and the role transportation plays as a major driver of that growth. Also serving on the panel were Patrick Goddard with Brightline Trains, Jenni Morejon with the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority, Mark Gale with the Fort Lauderdale Airport, and Jonathan Daniels with Port Everglades. 

Congratulations on Our Graduated Projects!

It's graduation season and as hundreds of students around Broward County graduate this year, we're proud to showcase some of the projects that have graduated from the Broward MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). Today, we're spotlighting a Safe Route to School (SRTS) project at Avant Garden Academy. SRTS projects promote walking and bicycling to school safely through infrastructure improvements, enforcement, tools, safety education, and incentives to encourage walking and bicycling to school. This sidewalk improvement project in the City of Hollywood will increase mobility and safety for students. Click here to learn more.  

Photo Credit: Avant Garde Academy Broward

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