Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Welcome to this week's edition of Mobility Monday! In this edition, we are sharing our experiences at Rail-Volution, one of the premier rail conferences in the United States. I had the honor of joining my colleagues at the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) to lead a panel discussion on how our agencies can work together to build a robust mobility infrastructure for the South Florida Region. I presented last week at the Port Everglades Association luncheon to discuss the important role our region's ports play in moving goods and services across South Florida and our entire state.

Lastly, as we approach Veterans Day on November 11, we reflect on the sacrifice and courage of those who have served in our nation's Armed Forces. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the theme for Veterans Day 2022 is honor. Honor reflects the tradition of answering the call to duty. Like many of you, I have veterans in my family who answered the call and served with honor. My father, Michael, served in the Navy. I am humbled by his dedication and service to this great nation. Our own Data Services Associate Planner, Juan Canez, served in the U.S. Coast Guard for more than 11 years, and Oscar Nelson, our procurement specialist served in the U.S. Marines. To my father, Juan, Oscar, and all of those who have served, I, and the entire Broward MPO family, salute you!


Thank You for Your Service!

We are so proud of our Data Services Associate Planner, Juan Canez, who served 11 and a half years in the United States Coast Guard. His last rank when he departed was Petty Officer Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class (E-6). In addition to boot camp training, Juan also attended six weeks of training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Charleston, South Carolina where he obtained certification as a Coast Guard Boarding Officer. He attended two weeks of Tactical Coxswain training where he was certified as a tactical coxswain (small boat operator). He attended eight weeks of Blackwater training that focused mainly on anti-terrorism and situational awareness in high threat environments. Kudos to you, Juan!

Our procurement Specialist Oscar Nelson is a retired officer of the United States Marine Corps with more than 21 years of demonstrated leadership in operations and supply chain management. Oscar is responsible for the acquisition of goods and services in accordance with MPO policies. Prior to joining the Broward MPO, Oscar was the Purchasing Procurement Manager for the South Florida Regional Transportation Authority/Tri-Rail for nine years. Oscar has a decades long record of success in developing strategies and solutions that have generated efficiencies and cost-savings. He is recognized for his ability to build relationships with key personnel and work collaboratively to get the job done. Thank you for your service, Oscar! We are very proud of you!

Broward MPO Shares Regional Insights at

Rail-Volution 2022

Our Executive Director Greg Stuart took the stage at Rail~Volution last week to participate in a panel session where he was joined by Valerie Neilson of the Palm Beach TPA, Dave Dech of Tri-Rail, and Aileen Boucle of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, to discuss how each agency can work together to build a region of mobility in South Florida.

Rail-Volution Mobile Workshops Encourage Conference Attendees to Explore South Florida

The Broward MPO team lead two Rail-Volution’s Mobile Workshops last week as part of the conference, which was hosted in Miami. The Mobile Workshops granted participants from around the U.S. an opportunity to experience Broward like a local. The MPO-lead bike tour had routes SR AIA and along an inner-city network connecting Fort Lauderdale, Wilton Manors, and Oakland Park. Other conference tours included an eco-oriented kayak ride on Biscayne Bay, a look at historic downtown West Palm Beach, and a ride along South Beach’s Art Deco District. We can’t wait for next year’s Rail-Volution Mobile Workshops to see what's in store and find new places to explore!

Broward MPO Executive Director Speaks at Port Everglades Association Luncheon

Our Executive Director Greg Stuart spoke to a packed house at last week's Port Everglades Association luncheon about how the Broward MPO serves as a catalyst for transportation advances throughout Broward County, working with a broad spectrum of stakeholders to collaboratively plan, prioritize and fund diverse transportation solutions that help keep our county moving.

Broward MPO Hosts 2023 Safe Streets Summit

Are you interested in learning how we can make our streets safer for everyone? Join us for the 10th Annual Safe Streets Summit on February 2 and 3, 2023, at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood. The event will have an impressive lineup of local and national speakers. The Broward MPO is honored to be sponsoring this regional event, in cooperation with our partners, the Miami-Dade TPO and the Palm Beach TPA. The Broward MPO is also hosting our 2nd Annual State of the Region Awards on Thursday, February 2, 2023, when we will review the MPO’s achievements from the past year and honor several local leaders for their contributions. Click HERE for information. We hope to see you there!

Save the Date:

2023 State of the Region Awards

February 2, 2023 

The State of the Region Awards is back! Save the date for this exciting event happening on February 2, 2023, at the Diplomat Resort in Hollywood, starting at 6:00 p.m. We look forward to seeing you there, as we honor the best in transportation and mobility. Click HERE to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. 

Broward MPO Offices Closed on Veterans Day

The Broward MPO offices will be closed on Friday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all the brave men and women who have served our country and sacrificed their lives for our freedom. This Veterans Day, we salute you!

New Episode of "Let's Talk Transportation" Podcast Drops on November 15

A new episode of our podcast will drop on November 15 entitled "Closing the Gap." For years, the Sawgrass Expressway has been missing a segment to connect it from Florida’s Turnpike to I-95. This link is more than just a road; it’s a key piece of Broward’s regional community and economic vision. Gail Bulfin, Senior Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance and Mayor Michael Udine of Broward County talk to us about community engagement that got the project moving again and what will be needed for future phases and other key regional transportation projects in Broward. Listen to a sneak peek by clicking on the thumbnail on the left.


Plantation Midtown Bridge Public Hearing Happening on November 10 at City Hall

The City of Plantation will conduct a Public Hearing for the proposed construction of the Plantation Midtown Bridge. The project proposes the construction of a new bridge connection over the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) New River Canal between Westbound (WB) State Road 84 and SW 17th Street. The public hearing will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Plantation City Hall, 400 NW 73 Avenue, and on-line thru Zoom. Click HERE to register today! 

FDOT Construction Open House Happening on November 10 in Wilton Manors

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Four, will host a Virtual Public Meeting and in-person Construction Open House regarding the upcoming mobility improvements along NW 29th Street in the City of Wilton Manors. Please see below for detailed meeting information. The City of Wilton Manors, as the Project Sponsor, received funding through the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and requested that FDOT District Four design and construct the NW 29th Street Mobility Improvements Project through the City of Wilton Manors Resolution No. 2015-117. The Broward MPO is investing over $300 million to create safer, healthier communities in Broward County and this project is one of many within a larger plan to create enhanced bicycle, pedestrian, and public transportation access. The Broward MPO is a federally mandated agency that is responsible for making decisions on local transportation issues and deciding how to spend federal funds on transportation projects within Broward County. Click HERE to learn more. 


Graduated Projects for Fiscal Year 2023 Will Drive Progress and Create Mobility Solutions

The Broward MPO funds projects that address an array of transportation issues including pedestrian and bike safety. Each month, we will let you know about one of these crucial “graduated” projects. First up is a bike lane and sidewalk improvement project from University Drive from SR-834/Sample Road to NW 40th Street in the City of Coral Springs. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is the lead agency on this project, which is part of the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets and other Localized Initiatives Program (CSLIP). We will bring you more information as the project progresses and we receive important construction updates from FDOT to share.

In order to track project progress and increase transparency to the public, the Broward MPO produces a list of projects that have “graduated” as a supplemental document to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). “Graduated” means that all of the project’s financial capital needs have been fulfilled and the project no longer requires additional funding. Click HERE to learn more about the projects that are funded through the TIP.

Broward MPO Passes the Gavel to

Next SEFTC Chair After Five Years of Leadership

After five years of stellar leadership serving as chair of the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC), our Executive Director Greg Stuart passed the gavel to Aileen Boucle, executive director of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) at a meeting on November 4. SEFTC is a formal partnership of the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to coordinate regional transportation planning for all travel modes.

“Aileen and the Miami-Dade team are going to do a great job as we move our National Best Practice to the next level,” said Stuart. “It’s such an exciting time, not only for passing the baton, welcoming Valerie Neilson as the Palm Beach TPA’s new executive director to our regional family and realizing the true potential of our three MPOs. Let’s celebrate our three counties and build a transportation system for one traveling public!”

Click HERE for more information about SEFTC. 

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