Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Today, we kick off Rail Safety Week! Rail safety is just one aspect of our Board’s commitment towards Vision Zero; setting a goal of zero road fatalities. The MPO has invested millions of dollars in engineering, education, and enforcement along our rail corridors. Our Board funded the initial safety improvements on the eastern rail corridor, and worked with Brightline to continually upgrade the corridor resulting in a $15 million grant from the federal government. The MPO partnered with the cities along the rail corridor to educate the public on the dangers of trying to beat the train. I hope you’ve noticed the new “Don’t Risk It” railroad safety signs around Broward County to keep drivers alert when crossing the railroad tracks. Finally, we have helped our local law enforcement fund a safety enforcement blitz to deter unsafe behaviors around railroad tracks. By investing in multiple facets of a solution to a challenge, the MPO is truly able to move the needle on progress. As you read through this issue, you’ll see how this approach is applied to congestion through innovative technology and resiliency with targeted projects to combat the effects of climate change. 


New Podcast Episode Available Now 🎧

The next episode of our award-winning podcast is available now! In this episode, we discuss Broward County’s evolving transportation landscape and a brief history of its bus service (the Bee) with host Gregory Stuart and Coree Cuff Lonergan, Broward County Transit's CEO, General Manager, and Transportation Director. Listen today to learn more about the PREMO (PREMium MObility) Plan and the new #transit services it will offer in the next five to 15 years: Click here to listen now.

Broward MPO Hosts Concept Design Workshop

with Industry Partners 🤝🏽

What if transportation experts could prevent roadway crashes before they occur? Based on direction from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Broward MPO is developing a proactive approach to prioritize safety, prevent crashes, and protect lives.  Currently, transportation professionals depend on crash history to determine where to make safety improvements (a reactive approach). The Broward MPO is conducting a study to develop approaches to identify the locations of near misses (when two travelers come close but avoid collision). This proactive approach provides the data to decide where to make improvements and monitor the effects.  

On Friday, September 8, 2023, the MPO hosted a Concept Design Workshop with attendees from partners at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Broward County. MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart kicked off the Workshop with the call to act now to address safety for all roadway users. As part of the Pre-Pilot phase, workshop participants explored methodologies for proactive safety and discussed potential locations for a Pilot Project. The initiative, when refined and implemented, will accelerate the delivery of cost-effective safety improvements for Broward’s multi-modal transportation system. More information will be available in the coming months. 


WTS Sustainable Mobility Luncheon

We're rewinding it back to May 18 when the South Florida WTS (SFWTS) chapter partnered with the Broward MPO for an informative and interactive Lunch & Learn on Sustainable Mobility. The MPO brought in Candace Gomez-Cluck, senior advisor at Movin' On, a Michelin initiative, to discuss her role in shaping the future of sustainable mobility. Candace inspired the group by sharing her firsthand experiences and how to navigate a demanding career. Thank you to the South Florida WTS chapter and Ms. Gomez-Cluck for their participation and partnership!  

Broward MPO Chooses Emerging Technology

as MTP Focus Area

The Broward MPO is working hard to address the region’s transportation issues now and in the future with the Route to 2050 plan. Guided by issues identified in its Vision 2100 plan, the MPO chose emerging technology as one of the Route to 2050’s four focus areas. Enabling our community to take a vital step toward making transportation across Broward County future-ready for all residents regardless of age, ability, or mode of transportation. Check out this video to learn more!  

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. 

Road to AMPO:

Transportation Impacts and The MPO Role

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 on Climate Resilience: Transportation Impacts and The MPO Role that will be given by the MPO’s Resiliency Coordinator, Levi Stewart-Figueroa. The presentation will focus on how Climate change will have broad impacts on our communities, including our transportation system and infrastructure. This event will explore what climate resiliency means in the context of transportation, the MPO's role in implementing a climate-resilient transportation system, and some of the technologies and tools available to help communities ensure their transportation systems are climate-resilient. We are proud of Levi for being selected to represent the MPO and present his expertise and resiliency work on a national stage!


It's Rail Safety Week! 🛤️

The Broward MPO is joining Operation Lifesaver and the Florida Department of Transportation to mark Rail Safety Week from September 18-24, 2023. As a part of this initiative, we are proud to showcase our very own "Don't Risk It" rail safety campaign. We believe that it's imperative to create awareness about the potential hazards of railroad crossings, especially for drivers and pedestrians who are always on the go. Remember to always stay alert when you're near railroad tracks, obey the signs and signals, and most importantly, always put safety first! Let's make this Rail Safety Week a huge success together, and keep our communities safe. To learn more about our "Don't Risk It" rail safety campaign, click here. Thanks for all your support!

Brightline Orlando to Officially Launch Service

on September 22 🚉

Brightline, the only provider of modern, eco-friendly, intercity rail in America, recently announced that service to Orlando International Airport will begin on September 22, 2023. Get ready to connect between Orlando and South Florida (Miami, Aventura, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, and West Palm Beach) with inaugural rides available for booking at or by downloading the Brightline app on iOS and Android

Florida's Turnpike Enterprise to Host Public Meetings in Broward County 📆

Widen Turnpike Mainline from South of I-595 to Wiles Road (FPID #442212-1) 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 (Virtual) at 6:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 21, 2023 (In-Person) at 6:00 p.m. at the Chateau Mar Golf Resort located at 3501 Inverrary Blvd, Lauderhill, FL  33319 




Widen Sawgrass Expressway (SR 869) from South of NW 8th St to North

of Commercial Blvd (FPID #437155-1/5/6) 

Monday, September 25, 2023 (Virtual) at 12:00 p.m. (noon)  

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 (In-Person) at 6 pm at the New River Civic Center, 60 Weston Road, Sunrise, FL 33326 



Honor the Life of the Iconic Jimmy Buffett at Margaritaville in Hollywood 🛥️

The world mourned as singer and musician Jimmy Buffett passed away recently. To honor his iconic life, our partners at the Fort Lauderdale Water Taxi offer non-stop cruises between Fort Lauderdale and Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort. Click here to learn more and plan your trip today! Photo Credit: Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 

It's National Recycle Awareness Week ♻️

Wherever you live, whether it’s an apartment building, a condominium, a townhouse, or a single-family home in Broward County, you can do something good for the environment every day by recycling. Recycling does not cost a thing, and it’s so easy because you don’t have to sort. Just mix all your recyclables together in one container—paper, plastic bottles, metal, and glass. It's that easy with the “no-sort” system called single-stream recycling. You don’t even have to remove caps or lids! Click here to learn more about recycling in Broward County.  

Broward County Transit to

Hold Public Meetings on September 21📆

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