Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Welcome to another edition of Mobility Monday! This week we’re taking a look at transportation funding. Whether it’s identifying funding for specific projects or raising awareness of funding available for projects that would serve a specific segment of our community, like the elderly and persons with disabilities, we are always looking for opportunities to bring more investment to Broward County. First, I appeared on the “Talking Headways” podcast a few weeks ago to discuss how transportation funding ties into sea-level rise and the effects of the pandemic. We also spotlight a comprehensive inventory of grant funding sources from the National Aging and Disability Center. We will continue to do whatever we can as an agency to find and fund ways to improve your commute. We’re also very excited to shine a light on leaders in the transportation industry at our State of the Region Awards on February 2, 2023. Read on for more information on how you can be a part of this signature event. I hope to see you there! 


Broward MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart Featured on "Talking Headways" Podcast

On September 29, our Executive Director Greg Stuart was featured on the "Talking Headways" podcast where he discussed funding transportation projects in South Florida. Greg and host Jeff Wood talked about Broward County, its connections to the rest of South Florida, the historic MAPS transportation plan, sea-level rise, and the effects of the pandemic. "Talking Headways" is a production of Streetsblog USA, a daily news site founded in 2006 that covers the movement to end car dependence in the United States, and to facilitate a just transition to a transportation system where everyone has meaningful access to mobility alternatives. Click HERE to listen. 

Broward MPO Purchasing and Procurement Manager Celebrates Retirement in Style

This past Friday we celebrated both the birthday and retirement of our Purchasing and Procurement Manager Lydia Waring with a drag queen show at LIPS Fort Lauderdale. Lydia was with the MPO for more than seven years. Lydia, the MPO team will miss your smile and the great energy you always bring to the office. Happiest of birthdays and congratulations on your retirement! Thank you to our friends at LIPS Fort Lauderdale for the amazing show and great hospitality! 


Safe Streets Summit Call for Presenters

The Safe Streets Summit is returning to Broward County for its 10-Year Anniversary. The two-day conference will be held at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida from February 2-3, 2023. We are now seeking conference presenters! In addition to bringing national speakers and leaders to speak on innovative transportation efforts, this year, we are also accepting proposals for exciting and dynamic speakers who can help illustrate Complete Streets in action through real-life examples. In order to be considered, all submissions must clearly align with the "Back to the Streets" 2023 conference theme. The deadline to submit a conference proposal is October 28, 2022. Click HERE to submit your proposal today.

Broward County Transit Wants to Hear From You

Help Broward County Transit (BCT) select the roadway corridors in Broward that have potential for improved public transit such as premium transit service as part of its premium transit plan. Premium transit is convenient, attractive, safe, reliable, and frequent. The new plan is called PREMO, short for premium mobility plan, and will identify a pipeline of premium transit projects that will connect BCT services with regional services. Click HERE to take the survey. 

National Aging and Disability Transportation Center Releases Grant Funding Guide

The need for affordable, reliable, and accessible transportation is increasing as the population of older adults and people with disabilities continues to grow, according to the National Aging and Disability Center (NADC). Funding to develop and expand community transportation options remains an ongoing and critical need. The NADC Resource Guide provides an inventory of federal grants that may be used to serve the transportation needs of older adults and people with disabilities. Click HERE to download.


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, Florida 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 how you can become a sponsor.  

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