Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Across the country, autumn means the leaves are changing; here in Broward County it means the license plates are changing, as millions of travelers visit Florida. Many of those tourists will pass through Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). In fact, I had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Gale, CEO and Director of Aviation for the Broward County Aviation Department and get an inside look at FLL’s operations and upcoming projects for the latest episode of our award-winning “Let’s Talk Transportation” podcast. We covered everything from expansion plans to sustainability. Lastly, mark your calendars for the upcoming State of the Region Annual Awards. This year's event will be held on March 28, 2024, and will celebrate the achievements of individuals, organizations, and initiatives that have contributed to improving mobility, sustainability, and livability for all in the Broward County region and those who chose to visit us. 


New Podcast Episode Available Now

Buckle up and get ready for a flight into the fascinating world of aviation in South Florida! In the latest podcast episode of the Broward MPO’s award-winning podcast, Let’s Talk Transportation, you'll hear about what makes Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) so great from none other than the CEO/Director of Aviation for Broward County, Mark Gale. In the podcast, Mark talks about the big plans that FLL has for the next 10 years, as it gears up to handle even more growth.  


Broward MPO Proud to Honor Our Executive Director on National Boss’s Day 

It's National Boss's Day, and we're taking the opportunity to recognize the exceptional leadership of our Executive Director, Greg Stuart. Greg has been an incredible asset to our team. With his strategic vision, he has transformed our organization, positioning us for growth and success. His leadership style is one of empathy, transparency, and inclusivity. Greg fosters a work culture that is supportive, encouraging, and values teamwork, and as a result, our team is more united, productive, and happier than ever before. 


Under Greg's leadership, we have achieved remarkable milestones. Despite challenges along the way, Greg always manages to lead with grace and inspire us to be our best selves. Apart from being an outstanding boss, Greg is a caring human being who goes above and beyond to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected. His unwavering dedication to our cause and mission inspires us all, and we feel incredibly lucky to have him at the helm of our organization. 


So, on this National Boss's Day, we want to thank Greg for his exceptional leadership and everything that he does for us. Greg, your dedication and hard work have made a real difference in the lives of so many people, and we appreciate you more than words can express. From all of us at the Broward MPO, thank you for being such an incredible leader! 

Broward MPO Hosts Halloween Hoopla in Partnership with the City of Tamarac 

Get ready for a spine-tingling night of fun and safety! The Broward MPO will have a booth at the City of Tamarac’s Halloween Hoopla on October 20th! But that's not all – we're also excited to promote our Let's Go Walking event. Swing by our booth to learn safe trick-or-treating tips and treat yourself to a FREE LED Wristband to keep you safe at night! Best of all, this event is free for all ages and will take place at the Tamarac Park Baseball Field. Join us for a fang-tastic time! 



Friday, October 20, 2023 


6 - 8 PM 


Tamarac Recreational Center 

7501 N University Dr, Tamarac, FL 33321 

Broward MPO Executive Director Meets with International Delegation at MetroPlan Orlando

Broward MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart was among Florida transportation officials who met with a group of eight visitors from the European Union and Great Britain in Orlando to discuss transit needs and procurement processes in the state. The visitors were part of the European Union’s S-ACCESS project mission to North America. They represented small and medium-sized companies from five countries and two European Railway Clusters and were on a two-week visit to the U.S. and Canada. The group hoped to gain better understanding of transportation, particularly transit, and find ways to introduce smaller suppliers from the EU into the market. The group had attended the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Orlando before sitting down for the roundtable discussion at the MetroPlan Orlando office. Orange County Commissioner Mayra Uribe, the MetroPlan Orlando Board Chair, welcomed the group. They then discussed their goals and presented information about the project. The visitors heard presentations from Mr. Stuart, as well as Gary Huttmann, MetroPlan Orlando Executive Director, and Mark Reichert, Executive Director of the Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC), followed by a question-and-answer period.

Bike Around Broward with BCycle

Are you tired of the same old biking routine? Want to switch things up and explore some new terrain? Hop on BCycle and ride through some of the most beautiful spots in Broward County. If you haven't heard of BCycle, it's a bike sharing system that allows riders to rent bicycles at designated stations throughout the county. The Broward MPO is proud to partner with BCycle to provide locals and visitors alike with a fun, easy, and sustainable way to explore our city. 


One of our favorite places to ride BCycle is through the picturesque Hugh Taylor Birch State Park. This park features a diverse ecosystem of mangroves, lagoons, and hardwood hammocks, making it an ideal spot for nature enthusiasts. Pedal your way through winding trails while soaking up the stunning scenery and catching glimpses of local wildlife. If you are more interested in experiencing Broward's vibrant cultural scene, ride your BCycle to the popular Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. With many art galleries, theaters, and restaurants, you will have plenty to see, and do as you pedal through this lively area. 


Of course, we cannot talk about biking in Broward without mentioning the famous Hollywood Beach Boardwalk. Cruise along this iconic pathway, which stretches 2.5 miles along the beach and is dotted with cafes, boutiques, and street performers. No matter where you choose to ride, BCycle is an affordable and eco-friendly way to explore our city. So, grab your helmet, pick up a BCycle, and get ready for a fun and adventurous day on two wheels. Happy pedaling! 


FDOT District 4 Work Program Hearings Scheduled

Interested in seeing what is being programmed near you for the next TIP cycle? Our partners at FDOT scheduled to host a hybrid format Public Hearing for their Draft Tentative Work Program FY 2025-2029 on October 18, 2023. Most up to date information and registration for the FDOT Public Hearing can be found at the link District 4 WP Public Hearings (

The Safe Streets for All Grant Award

Continues to Move Forward 

The Broward MPO and Broward County are now seeking applicants to serve on the Oversight Committee and Technical Working Group. The Oversight Committee will provide high-level direction for the development of the Safety Action Plan. Based on the USDOT’s requirements, the Oversight Committee will represent a broad range of perspectives, including health professionals, safety and emergency service providers, private sector, community champions. The Oversight Committee will meet quarterly (about 5-6 times) between now and June 2025, the target date for completing the Safety Action Plan. The Technical Working Group will meet more often (about every 4-6 weeks) to dive into the Safety Action Plan and provide technical guidance. We are looking for technical staff from our municipal and agency partners, also with a wide variety of perspectives. A link to the application is here. In addition, the application is on the MPO website – Safe Streets for All page. Deadline for submittal is October 24, 2023. 

Save the Date for Our

Annual State of the Region Awards

Are you ready to be a part of the most significant regional event of the year? Mark your calendars because the Broward MPO's State of the Region Annual Awards are coming up on March 28, 2024, and you do not want to miss it! The State of the Region Awards ceremony is a celebration of the collective achievements of the people and organizations that work towards building a more vibrant, sustainable, and inclusive Broward County. This is the time of the year when the Broward MPO recognizes and honors those individuals and groups whose work has positively impacted our region. 


This year, we are excited to announce that the State of the Region Annual Awards will take place in a new venue reflecting our community's dynamic spirit. The event promises to be better than ever before, with fantastic food, great music, and plenty of networking opportunities with industry leaders and professionals. This event is a chance to connect with like-minded individuals, make valuable connections, and learn about the incredible progress made by Broward County over the past year. It is an excellent opportunity to celebrate our collective accomplishments and set a vision for a more sustainable and inclusive future. Stay tuned for more information on how you can register to be a part of this exciting celebration. For more information, please contact Carol Henderson at [email protected].

Broward County Parks Offers

Family-Friendly Fun Throughout October 

October is a month full of exciting events and festivities, from Halloween parties to pumpkin patches. But did you know that Broward County Parks has an entire calendar filled with outdoor activities that you won't want to miss? Let's look at some of the events happening through the end of October: 


  • Spooky Night at Saw Palmetto Nature Area: Join other naturalists on October 30 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for a night of tricks, treats, and costumes! With fun experiments and a semi-spooky nature trail, this event is the perfect spot for a Halloween adventure! Preregister by the day before the event. 


  • Food Truck Frenzy: This event features a court of food trucks selling a wide variety of foods, desserts, novelty items, and beverages on October 26 at Plantation Heritage Park. The event area includes a large green space for picnicking and leisure activities. 


  • Funtober: Spiny Orb Weaver Haunts & Things: This event, happening on October 28 from noon to 1:00 p.m. at Fern Forest Nature Center features a Halloween-themed program that includes a spider lesson, a craft, and a nature walk. 


These are just a few of the events happening throughout October. Be sure to check out the Broward County Parks website for a full calendar of events. Not only are these events a terrific way to have fun, but they also allow you to explore Broward County Parks and connect with nature. Get outside, explore, and enjoy all that Broward County Parks has to offer! 

Broward County Transit Offers

Commuting Options to Late-Night Shift Workers

Late-night work shifts can be challenging to manage, especially when it comes to transportation. For Broward County Transit Late Shift Connect customers, there is an easy solution to this issue. Authorized transportation providers offer trip requests within Broward County to or from places of employment from 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m., five times per week, from Sunday to Saturday. Anyone who works the late shift in Broward County is eligible.  

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