Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Happy Monday! In this edition of "Mobility Monday," I'd like to take the opportunity to congratulate our PIO team on winning five national Communicator Awards for their community outreach work on behalf of the agency. I'm so proud of this team, led by our Deputy Executive Director of Intergovernmental & Outreach, Carol Henderson. We won an Award of Excellence for our new "Let's Talk Transportation" podcast, and an Award of Distinction for our "Mobility Monday" weekly newsletter, among other projects. Our PIO team works hard every day to educate the public about our agency and the projects we fund. In fact, on Thursday, May 18, we invite you to join us at 6:00 p.m. for an engaging eTownhall discussion on the Route to 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The virtual event will feature panelists from government agencies including Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr; and from the private sector like Candace Gomez-Cluck, senior strategic advisor for sustainability and mobility at Michelin. We'll have an interactive dialogue around the new technologies helping make streets smarter and more secure. As we draw closer to the event, we'll share more details here and on social media - follow us to stay in the know. We're on a fast-track to making Broward streets better using new and emerging technologies, and your participation will pave the way to a brighter future. Let's do this together! Click here to register today!


Federal Certification Comment Period Ends This Week! Share Your Feedback by May 12. 🎤

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conducts an evaluation of our agency every four years and seeks feedback from the public. This is an excellent chance for you to provide your views on the transportation planning process, as well as successes, challenges, and potential improvements. Comments must be sent before May 12. There are several ways to provide your comments and feedback including by e-mail at i[email protected], [email protected] or [email protected], or by visiting the FHWA FL Division Website. For more details regarding the federal certification process, please visit our website.

Broward MPO 2023 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Goal Program

Seeks Public Comment 🎤

The Broward MPO is requesting public comment on its 2023 Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program and Goal in accordance with 49 CFR, Part 26. The 2023 overall Federal Transit Administration (FTA) DBE goal is 6.6%.

The 30-day public comment period for the 2023 overall DBE goal will close June 4, 2023. The program, goal, and methodology may be viewed at the Broward MPO’s web site here. The Broward MPO is hosting a webinar regarding the 2023 overall DBE goal on May 25, 2023, from from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. EDT.

Information about this meeting can be found here. Comments may be directed to the attention of Norma Corredor, DBE Liaison Officer at (954) 876-0051, by mail at Broward MPO, Trade Centre South, 100 West Cypress Creek Road. 6th Floor, Suite 650, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309-2181, or by e-mail here.

Broward MPO Takes Home Five National Communicator Awards for Community Outreach

We’re excited to announce\ we have been honored with FIVE national Communicator Awards by the Academy of Interactive & Visual Arts (AIVA)for our community outreach work! 🏆 Kudos to our entire PIO team and consultants for bringing their A-game every single day and making these incredible projects possible! 🥳The Communicator Awards is dedicated to recognizing excellence, effectiveness, and innovation across all areas of communication. They are the leading international awards program honoring talent in this highly competitive field. Founded nearly three decades ago, The Communicator Awards receives almost 5,000 entries from companies, agencies, studios, and boutique shops of all sizes, making it, globally, one of the largest awards shows of its kind. The Award of Excellence, their highest honor, is given to those entrants whose ability to communicate positions them as the best in the field. The Award of Distinction is presented for projects that exceed industry standards in quality and achievement. Congratulations!

Last Chance to Enter to Win a $250 Visa Gift Card by Taking Our MTP Survey! 🥳

The Route to 2050 survey plays a vital part in the MPO’s public outreach efforts to update the Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Public engagement is critical to understanding your needs and priorities for transportation. The survey results will be used to develop a vision, set policy goals, and prioritize projects for funding. By completing the survey, you will be entered in a drawing to win a $250 Visa gift card. Click HERE to learn more!


Broward MPO Hosts

Safe Streets for All Grant Workshop

On May 5, the Broward MPO hosted a workshop regarding the Safe Streets for All (SS4A) Grant. Thanks to the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, $5 billion in funding is available to finance regional, local, and Tribal initiatives with the goal of preventing deaths and serious injuries on roadways. This grant program directly aligns with the US Department of Transportation's ambition to reduce roadway fatalities to zero. Click here for more information.

Join our Route to 2050 Virtual eTownhall

Meeting on May 18 at 6:00 p.m. 📆

Join us for an eTownhall event on Thursday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. This event is part of our Route to 2050 plan update as we work to achieve Vision 2100, a vision which includes safer streets for all users. The focus of this event is on new technologies designed to make our streets safer and smarter. We have invited panelists from the private sector and various levels of government for this interactive discussion. We hope you will join us to learn what we are already doing and get more information about new innovations we have planned for the future. More details will be provided as we get closer to the event, so please check back here, or follow us on social media to stay in the know. We are on the fast track to better streets in Broward and it all starts with our Route to 2050! Let us pave the way together for a brighter future.


New Episode of Award-Winning "Let's Talk Transportation" Podcast Drops on May 15

Join us for a discussion with Patricia Zeiler, Executive Director, History Fort Lauderdale, as we navigate the early days of transportation in Fort Lauderdale. During this conversation, Broward MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart and Patricia will review how Mary Brickell, Julia Tuttle, Henry Flagler, and World War II changed travel and land use in Broward. Stay tuned for more details!

May 8 is National Free Trade Day

Today is National Free Trade Day! Every year on May 8, Free Trade Day is celebrated, signifying a trade policy which allows the free exchange of goods and services with no import or export restrictions. Today we're spotlighting our Freight Transportation Advisory Committee (FTAC). FTAC is comprised of members directly involved in the flow, storage and distribution of freight. Representing a broad array of the freight industry, FTAC is made up of members and advisors from the following areas: warehouses, industrial real estate, shipping and trucking companies, railways, freight forwarders, importers and exporters, truck parking, and distribution organizations. The MPO created FTAC to provide a space for open discussion where the freight industry can learn more about the MPO's projects and decisions, and to ensure decision makers consider industry feedback and preferences when it comes to freight transportation priorities and investments. Learn more here.


Ride the LauderGO Micro Mover, Powered by Circuit

For easy and free transportation around Fort Lauderdale, the LauderGO! Micro Mover is the ideal solution. Powered by Circuit, this on-demand service boasts a fleet of electric vehicles that make it a breeze to reach your destination. Get going today and enjoy a hassle-free trip! Click here to learn more!

Congratulations to Our Friends at the

South Florida Regional Transportation Authority!

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the choice of six projects from six states for replacing old passenger railcars. SFRTA/Tri-Rail was chosen for the very first time to receive financing from the recently created Rail Vehicle Replacement Program, with the aim of improving safety, service and customer experience on subways, commuter and light rail systems. Congratulations!

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