Message From Our Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Good morning and L'Shanah Tovah! In this edition of Mobility Monday, we're talking about achieving safe streets for all in Broward County. Did you know that Broward County ranks among the most dangerous regions in the country for pedestrian and cyclist fatalities? Saving lives is a top priority of leaders both locally and nationally, and that’s why Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and Broward County Government are jointly pursuing the Safe Streets and Roads for All federal grant program. Focusing on safety and equity, this award would fund an intensive study of the entire county, identifying vulnerable areas and planning low-cost, high-impact solutions that save lives. Together, we can bring federal taxpayer dollars back to South Florida to keep our residents safe and grow our economy. 

USDOT Announces $12.9M Grant to

Improve Safety at Tri-Rail Crossings

Thanks to a $12.9M grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation, twenty-five Tri-Rail crossings across South Florida are being upgraded. The updates include LED lights, signal houses, gate mechanisms, cantilevers and light assemblies.


Broward MPO Offices Closed in Observance

of Rosh Hashanah

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, our offices will be closed today. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 27 at 8:30 a.m. In the meantime, to learn more about the Broward MPO, click here


Rail-Volution 2022 Comes to Miami on October 30

Uniquely bringing together practitioners, leaders and advocates from transportation, land use and development, the conference is a product of our network: partners, speakers, New "Rail~Volutionaries" sponsors and exhibitors, and attendees like you. Providing opportunities to learn, share and recharge, there’s no better place to advance the goal of building more livable communities around transit. 


COMTO Fort Lauderdale Hosts Welcome Reception Afterwork Mixer for SFRTA's New Executive Director

On October 6, come mingle at the Riverside Hotel with the COMTO Fort Lauderdale chapter at an afterwork mixer to welcome South Florida Regional Transportation Authority's (SFRTA) new Executive Director, David W. Dech. David comes from serving as Vice President of Rail Operations for Capital Metro in Austin, TX, and began his role as SFRTA Executive Director on August 15, 2022. An executive with 27 years of experience in the rail industry in both freight and commuter rail service, Dech has been chosen to oversee the SFRTA at a pivotal time, as it prepares to expand Tri-Rail service into Downtown Miami. He brings experience in designing, constructing and opening rail yards.

Dech began his railroad career as a switchman for CSX, and is a fourth-generation railroader. His career progressed through the ranks of Conductor and Engineer, to several senior management positions, ultimately landing him at Vice President of Rail Operations for Capital Metro in March 2018.  Accomplishments in his career include receiving the CSX Service Pinnacle Award for two consecutive years at his division and achieving the Gold Status for CSX Terminal Certification. Dech brings management experience in commuter rail operations, field operations, system and division level leadership, negotiating and managing contracts with host and tenant railroads, and leading public-private partnerships. Click here to RSVP

Register Now for the Love to Ride Florida Challenge

The Love to Ride Florida Challenge is back and better than ever! Let’s make this year’s challenge one to remember by getting more people riding bikes in Florida than ever before. The challenge kicks off with FDOT’s Mobility Week on October 21 and runs until the end of November. Ride with your workplace, as an individual or with friends and family. Help your workplace top the leaderboards, encourage others to ride, and win amazing prizes. Click here to register today.  


Broward MPO Systems Planning Manager Presents at National Academy of Sciences

Our staff is out and about in the local community and around the country educating the public about how the Broward MPO works to improve transportation in county. On September 19, Systems Planning Manager Peter Gies attended the Transportation Research Board 2nd Conference on Scenario Planning at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Peter discussed the MPO's 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan Scenario Planning effort and the work the agency is doing with our Vision 2100 initiative. Learn more here.


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. Stay tuned for more details coming soon. We look forward to seeing you there, as we honor the best in transportation and mobility. More details coming soon!

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