Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

As we prepare for another school year to begin, it is imperative that we all remember the importance of our children's safety. From walking or biking to school to navigating busy roads, our children face many potential hazards on their daily commute. As the Executive Director of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), I urge parents to be vigilant about their children's safety. There are many simple, yet effective strategies parents can utilize to keep their children safe. Encouraging kids to wear helmets and brightly colored clothing while biking or walking can greatly improve their visibility to drivers. Additionally, teaching kids how to safely cross the street by utilizing crosswalks and looking both ways before crossing can prevent accidents. 


One major issue that has been prevalent in recent years is the use of electronic devices while walking or biking. Distracted walking and biking have been proven to increase the likelihood of accidents and can lead to serious injuries. Parents must educate their children about the importance of staying focused while commuting and consider implementing rules about when electronic devices can be used. Finally, it is crucial for parents to take an active role in their community's transportation infrastructure. Parents should be aware of road construction or closures and plan alternate routes if necessary. They should also advocate for the improvement of sidewalks and bike lanes in their communities to ensure safe travel for their children. The safety of our children should always be our top priority. As we head back to school in late August, I encourage all parents to take the necessary precautions to ensure their children's safe commute. Let us work together as a community to keep our children safe and sound. 


Get a Sneak Peek at Next Week's Podcast! ✈️

The Broward MPO believes that aviation is a vital part of our region's economy, driving tourism and business development. That’s why we’re proud to celebrate National Aviation Week which starts on August 19. We were thrilled to have had the opportunity to record an episode of our “Let’s Talk Transportation” podcast early this month with none other than Mark Gale, the CEO and Director of Aviation at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. During the interview, our Executive Director and host Greg Stuart covered a wide range of topics including the many exciting new projects and developments coming soon to the airport. Stay tuned for more details about this episode, coming soon! 

SS4A Webinar Recording Now Available ⏺️

On July 27, 2023, the Broward MPO hosted the Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) Solicitation Webinar. Over 190 people registered to hear about the upcoming solicitation for consultant services to develop a Broward Regional Safety Action Plan. The funding for the Action Plan is a $5 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) with Broward County providing a $1.25 million local match. A recording of the SS4A Solicitation Webinar is available on the BMPO website, along with the presentation and other information related to the Safety Action Plan. Click here to learn more! 


Visit the Museum of Discovery and Science

After Dark 🔭

Kids rule at the Museum of Discovery and Science (MODS)! Children (ages 6 to 12 years old) are invited to an evening of fun and science with MODS educators. Caregivers will enjoy a kid-free night out while children have an action-packed evening exploring MODS after dark. The Museum adventure includes pizza, IMAX, exhibit exploration, as well as cool science shows and activities! Click here to learn more! 

Back-to-School Giveaways in Broward County 🎒


Community Giveaway





2023 Back-to-School 



Back-to-School Community Health Fair


Back-to-School Jam and Supply Drive



Supply Drive

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