Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Last week, I had the honor of personally thanking our nation’s  Secretary of Transportation, Pete Buttigieg, for the investments the federal government has made in our region. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill (BIL) has or will fund $6.7 billion in transportation projects in Florida including roads, bridges, public transit, ports, and airports. This administration has provided millions of additional funds for safety, infrastructure, and training.  Transportation is what connects us all here in Broward County, from our major roadways to the sidewalks in our neighborhoods. Our role at the Broward MPO gives us the opportunity to contribute to our region’s transportation future through the millions of dollars we’ve received for safety, infrastructure, and training from this administration. Following is a list projects that we will undertake thanks to funds we’ve received. The BIL funding has allowed the access and creation of projects that will benefit our growing communities into the future. These significant financial commitments will enhance the well-being of Florida residents and set the stage for Florida’s success.


  • Safe Streets and Roads for All – The Broward MPO is committed to funding projects that keep our streets and roadways safe for all. These projects will address traffic calming, intersection, technology development, (i.e. Complete Streets, Vision Zero,) railroad, mid-block/cyclist crossings, and pilot projects.  

  • Railroad Crossing Elimination Program – This funding will support final design and construction activities for the Broward County Sealed Corridor Project. The project will include enhancements, such as exit gates and medians, at 21 grade crossings along Florida East Coast Railway's rail line, a freight rail corridor shared with Brightline's intercity passenger rail service.  

  • Thriving Communities – This pilot program will fund capacity building, planning, and technical assistance to help our community partners create Complete Transit-Oriented Neighborhoods. 

  • Member Directed Projects – The members of Congress representing our region have directed millions of dollars to transformative projects throughout Broward. 

We are grateful for the funding support our region has received and thank both Secretary Buttigieg and the members of Congress who represent South Florida for their commitment to improving the transportation landscape of our region.    


U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Visits South Florida

Brightline Trains hosted U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg on a ride from West Palm Beach to Fort Lauderdale today! Local business leaders and elected officials joined him, including our Executive Director Greg Stuart, to discuss the federal government's investments in railways, ports, waterways, and airports. We're proud to have been part of this momentous occasion and thrilled to have our region recognized by the U.S. Department of Transportation!

Help Us Plan the Future of Transportation

in Broward County 

As we move forward into the future, transportation needs in the Southeast Florida region will undoubtedly increase. It's vital that we plan to accommodate for this growth and ensure our communities can efficiently travel from point A to point B. That's why we need your input! The Southeast Florida 2050 Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) aims to identify and prioritize crucial transportation investments that will benefit our region for years to come. This plan will span over 25 years, so it's crucial that we get it right the first time. By participating in the RTP survey, you'll directly contribute to the development of a comprehensive transportation strategy for our region. Your opinion matters, and we need your voice to shape the future of transportation in the Tri-County Southeast Florida area. It's easy to get started – just scan the QR code or visit the project website to take the survey. Don't miss your chance to have a say in the transportation investments that will benefit us all. Join us in shaping the Southeast Florida region's transportation future! 

Water Taxi: The Ultimate Alternative to Driving for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 

The highly anticipated Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show is fast approaching, and for boat enthusiasts who want to beat the traffic and hassle of parking, Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi has a solution. The water taxi service is offering rides to and from the boat show, taking place from October 25 to October 29, to help people get there with ease. 


If you're unfamiliar with the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi, it's a unique way to get around the city. It offers scheduled and charter services to different destinations, including stops at restaurants, shops, and attractions along the Intracoastal Waterway and New River. The boats have an open-air upper deck, making it the perfect way to take in the city's breathtaking views while traveling to your destination. 


For the boat show, the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi will be operating shuttle services from three locations: Las Olas Riverfront, Shooters Waterfront, and the Gallery One Hotel. Visitors can purchase round-trip or one-way tickets and avoid traffic, congestion, parking, and long lines. Plus, it's a fun and unique way to start the boat show experience. If you plan to attend the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this year, take advantage of the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi's shuttle service. It's an affordable, convenient, and fun way to get there. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride while taking in the stunning views of the city. 


Fort Lauderdale Airport Sunflower Program Brings

Hidden Disabilities to Light During

National Disability Employment Awareness Month  

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. It’s a crucial time for raising awareness about the value that individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. In honor of this month, we're spotlighting the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program. This innovative program has been designed to help those with hidden disabilities get the support they need to thrive in the workplace. 


Hidden disabilities can be a significant barrier to employment. These disabilities, such as autism, anxiety, dyslexia, or depression, can be difficult to see, and many people may not even realize they have them. The Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program seeks to change that by providing employees with a subtle but visible way to identify themselves as someone who may need additional support. The program involves the use of a sunflower lanyard, which employees can wear or attach to their name badges. The lanyard features a bright sunflower design that signifies the wearer has a hidden disability and may require assistance or understanding from colleagues. 


By wearing the lanyard, employees can help reduce stigma and increase awareness about hidden disabilities. This can lead to more inclusive workplaces where individuals feel comfortable sharing their challenges and asking for support when they need it, leading to greater job satisfaction, productivity, and retention. This can lead to greater job satisfaction, productivity, and retention for employees with hidden disabilities. If you're interested in supporting the FLL Hidden Disabilities Sunflower Program, you can purchase a lanyard from their website or request one from your employer.  


South Broward Wheelers Take Biking to the

Next Level in Broward County

Attention all cycling enthusiasts! October is the month to get your gears turning, as we're featuring bike clubs. First up on the list are the South Broward Wheelers. If you're looking for a community of cyclists who promote safe recreational cycling for both novice and accomplished riders, then the South Broward Wheelers are the club for you. With a mission statement that emphasizes continuous education and training to instill safe riding habits until they become instinctive, you can be sure that you're riding with a group of responsible and passionate individuals. Join the South Broward Wheelers for a fun-filled month of cycling adventures and a welcoming community of riders. Photo Credit: South Broward Wheelers 


City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District Debuts New Website  

The City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District has recently launched its new website, The website has been designed as a one-stop resource for everything related to Fort Lauderdale Beach. 


From finding the best places to stay to discovering the top restaurants, the website provides visitors with all the necessary information to make their trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach a memorable one. Whether you’re a family on vacation or a group of friends looking to explore a new destination, the website has something for everyone. 


With a simple and intuitive layout, is easy to navigate and provides visitors with a comprehensive list of all the top-rated hotels, restaurants, and activities available in the area. You can easily plan your day at the beach, explore the local nightlife, or simply relax and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. 


The launch of is an exciting development for the City of Fort Lauderdale Beach Business Improvement District and for visitors to the area. With its wealth of information and emphasis on sustainability and family-friendly experiences, the website is set to become the go-to resource for anyone planning a trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach. So, what are you waiting for? Start exploring today! 


FDOT Mobility Week Begins on October 27

Have you heard about FDOT Mobility Week? This annual event, happening from October 27 to November 4, provides an excellent opportunity for us to explore active and sustainable travel choices such as walking, biking, riding transit, or carpooling. Did you know that these modes of transportation not only reduce traffic congestion but also benefit the environment and improve community health? That's right! So why not join us in attending events hosted by local agencies that interest you? Be sure to spread the word to your neighbors, coworkers, and friends too. To make Mobility Week more fun, we challenge you to commit to trying a new way to travel around town during the event. We challenge you to commit to trying a new way to travel around town during Mobility Week this year.

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