Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Thomas Edison said, "Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used successfully. Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem you're working on." Our region is unique: we have long summers with distinct weather, millions of tourists, and no where new to build. We look to innovative yet tested solutions to improve our transportation system for the current and next generation. Our region has seen exponential growth of Electric Vehicles (EV) usage, and we’ve almost caught up to other regions around the country. Our counterparts across the country have been actively enhancing their EV infrastructure in an ad hoc manner. But, we get to be strategic by learning from their mistakes and making investments that truly benefit the public. But we're not stopping there. Broward County is also leading the charge in adopting innovative transportation technologies that will revolutionize how we move people and goods. From smart roads that communicate with autonomous vehicles to on-demand ride sharing and e-bikes, the possibilities for a smarter, more efficient transportation network are endless. At the Broward MPO, we are dedicated to advancing transportation infrastructure that reflects our values of sustainability, accessibility, and safety. By leveraging emerging technologies and investing in alternative forms of transit, we can build a better future for our community. 


The Broward MPO is Electric 🟢

One of the emphasis areas for the Route to 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is emerging technologies. Since the MTP sets funding priorities for the next 25 years, it is critical that the MPO be aware of the latest tools available that can improve the safety, reliability and resilience of our transportation system. As a living document, which is updated every five years and amended as needed, it can adapt to changing circumstances, which is important given the rapid development of technologies by the private sector. This topic covers a variety of issues from traffic monitoring equipment to flood detection sensors to alternative fuel corridors. One area of technology the MPO is leading is the identification of regional EV charging infrastructure and the transition of these facilities from fossil fuel to alternative fuel sources. The MPO is embarking on an Electric Vehicle Master Plan. This plan will help create a comprehensive network of electric vehicle charging locations along alternative fuel corridors in Broward County. Working with the South Florida Regional Planning Council, Florida Department of Transportation and other regional partners, the MPO was successful in expanding the alternative fuel corridors network in Broward, Monroe, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Counties. The MPO’s Electric Vehicle Master Plan will identify and rank potential future locations consistent with the U.S. Department of Transportation's Charging and Fueling Infrastructure Discretionary Alternative Fuel Corridor Grant requirements. This plan will help in creating a comprehensive network of EV charging locations along alternative fuel corridors in Broward County and our region.  As the MPO considers investments in regional EV infrastructure, we will be looking to advance the use of solar panels and other energy sources for powering these charging stations.

Broward MPO Wins APA Award of Merit  🏆

We are thrilled to announce that the Broward MPO's BTactical Lake Ridge Pilot Project was selected as the recipient of an American Planning Association (APA) Florida Award of Merit in the Implementation Project category! This is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the positive impact this project has had on our community. We are proud to be recognized for our efforts to enhance safety and mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, and drivers alike. Thank you to APA Florida for this honor and we look forward to continuing to create innovative and impactful transportation solutions.  

Broward MPO Team Set to Present at

National Conference 🗓️ 

The Broward MPO team is gearing up for the annual Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) Conference on September 26! Today, we are spotlighting a presentation that will be given by our Complete Streets and other Localized Initiatives Program (CSLIP) Manager Kerrie McNeil and our Mobility Program Manager Ricardo S. Gutierrez. The presentation will feature the robust Education and Training Program established by the Broward MPO’s Complete Streets Initiative and highlight the safety, health, and economic development benefits associated with designing, constructing, and operating streets for all users. The presentation will explain how the program has led to the successful implementation of Complete Streets projects in partnership with various local governments. Kerrie and Ricardo will present educational opportunities developed to garner support for Complete Streets projects, including the Annual Safe Streets Summit, and will share how projects were messaged to gain support from elected officials, technical staff, and the community. We are so proud of Kerrie and Ricardo for being selected to present their expertise and the work of our agency on a national stage.  

Impacts of Climate Change to be Discussed at Hollywood Public Meeting 🗓️

Join the Broward MPO, the Florida Department of Transportation, Broward County, and the City of Hollywood on September 13 as we discuss the impacts of climate change on the Hollywood Boulevard corridor between the ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood and the Intracoastal Waterway.  

CSLIP Project Applications Due

by October 2, 2023 🗓️ 

The Complete Streets and Other Localized Initiatives (CSLIP) Cycle 8 Application Submittal window opened on July 27, 2023, following a virtual Application Workshop that was held via Zoom on July 26, 2023. If you missed the workshop, please check out the recording on the Application Information Page of the CSLIP website.  Applicants may visit the CSLIP Application Page of the CSLIP website to submit their project application by October 2, 2023. Questions? Please contact the CSLIP Manager at [email protected] or (954) 876-0072. 

New Podcast Episode Drops This Week 🎤

Join us on September 15 for the next episode of our award-winning podcast where we discuss Broward County’s evolving transportation landscape and a brief history of Broward’s bus service (the Bee) with host Greg Stuart and Broward County’s Transportation Director Coree Cuff Lonergan. Learn more about the PREMO (PREMium MObility) and the new transit services it will offer in the next five to 15 years. Click here to learn more!

Broward MPO Planning Team Hosts MTP Workshop 

Exciting news! Broward MPO staff and the Technical Advisory Committee have taken the first step in prioritizing the Route to 2050 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). The August meeting was jam-packed with insightful discussions, led by our Principal Planner Christopher Restrepo, on proposed criteria and the weight of prioritization factors.  


We're pleased to announce that all committee feedback will inform our approach as we develop the criteria, scoring, and weighting of this game-changing project. The MTP project prioritization process will set the foundation for future transportation improvements that will better serve our community for decades to come.   


We can't wait to continue the dialogue on how to best prioritize these transportation projects. Stay tuned for more updates and make sure to get involved to help us create a transportation network that is equitable, accessible, and sustainable for all. To learn more about the MTP, click here.  

Broward MPO Offices Closed in Observance

of Rosh Hashanah

In observance of Rosh Hashanah, the Broward MPO offices will be closed on Friday, September 15. We will resume normal business operations on Monday, September 18.


 Register for the Complete Streets Power Hours

on September 26

The National Complete Streets Coalition is bringing together advocates, policymakers, and practitioners ready to move the needle for Complete Streets. In a series of three webinars this fall, panelists will discuss the importance of establishing a clear vision and commitment when crafting an effective Complete Streets policy.

Complete Streets Power Hour 1: Safer Streets Ahead

Date: September 26, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM (ET)

Register here

U.S. DOT Webinar: Utilizing DOT Data and Mapping Tools for Stronger Grant Applications

This one-hour USDOT webinar on Utilizing DOT Data and Mapping Tools for Stronger Grant Applications will spotlight resources and tips for preparing for grant success, provide an overview of available DOT mapping and data tools, and include presentations on the Screening Tool for Equity Analysis of Projects (STEAP) and the Equitable Transportation Community (ETC) Explorer.

Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Time: 1:30 PM (EST)

Register here

Roadway Improvements Happening along AIA on Fort Lauderdale Beach

The City of Fort Lauderdale is making streetscape improvements along A1A from the Fort Lauderdale Beach Parking Lot entrance to Sunrise Blvd. See renderings, learn more about the project, and get a sneak peek at what's planned! 

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