Message From Executive Director, Greg Stuart 

Five years ago, when Brightline launched, the Orlando extension wasn’t more than a dotted line on a map. Last Friday I had the pleasure of riding Brightline’s inaugural train to Orlando. The round trip was over 400 miles, and I never touched a steering wheel. Through incremental planning efforts, we can make significant progress. All projects start with an idea. Partnerships, leadership, and a clear vision is what brings them to reality. This issue of Mobility Monday highlights our partnership with the City of Hollywood to create a resilient roadway where light rainfall won’t cause flooding. In addition, our leadership was recognized with an award for the MPO’s “Build a Better Mousetrap” safety program. Lastly, our clear vision is shown with our tour of South Florida rail.


Broward MPO Wins Safety Award  🏆

🎉 Big news! 🎉 The Broward MPO has been named the winner of the 2022 Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) “Build a Better Mousetrap” Competition for our new Off-System Safety Program in the "Innovative Project" category. We could not be more thrilled! Our partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Broward County Government has allowed us to develop this safety program, which supports our efforts towards Vision Zero. By identifying high-crash areas in our Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), we can develop two Roadway Safety Audits (RSA) per year, followed by project development and engineering for concepts in the RSAs. Safety projects are then delivered through various entities such as municipalities, FDOT, Broward County, or the Metro Transportation Engineering & Construction Cooperative. Thanks to this program, we hope to continue identifying, planning, and implementing safety projects through our existing project delivery process. We are so excited for the projects to become a reality!

Broward MPO Executive Director Greg Stuart to Speak at AMPO Conference This Week 📄

We are excited to announce that Greg Stuart, Executive Director of the Broward MPO, will be speaking at two panels at the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) conference this week!  In the first panel on September 26th, Greg will be discussing key procedures and guidelines that the MPO follows when applying for grants. He will share his expertise on the application process, including identifying eligible grants, developing a comprehensive plan, and the importance of collaboration and coordination among MPOs, local governments, and other stakeholders. 


In the second panel, Greg will be presenting on the MPO's incredible efforts over the past two decades to identify a transit vision for the region, support funding for increased transit investment, implement supporting bicycle/pedestrian infrastructure, and enhance local land use policy through the designation of mobility hubs at strategic points in the transit network.  This has been a long-term effort, beginning in 1972 with the Broward Urban Design Study, and was advanced through the 2035, 2040, and 2045 long-range transportation plans. The presentation will also include a discussion of the Broward MPO's long-term transportation vision, known as Vision 2100, which continues to guide regional planning efforts related to enhanced transit, new transportation technologies, climate change, and new land use patterns. We are so proud of Greg and the Broward MPO's amazing work! Congratulations on this incredible opportunity to highlight the MPO’s work on a national stage!  

Broward MPO Hosts Public Meetings

for Resiliency Study 📅

On September 13, the MPO, with the City of Hollywood, hosted its first of three public meetings for the Hollywood Boulevard Resiliency Study. Staff introduced the project, walking residents through the MPO’s Transportation Resiliency Framework and how it is being applied along the corridor. Residents had the opportunity to provide feedback on the corridor’s history and share experienced issues. The Study Team will continue to gather community input over the next few weeks to ensure a broad range of perspectives. A second public meeting will be hosted In January of 2024, to present alternatives developed for the feedback. Please click here for additional updates.  

Broward MPO Celebrates National

Transportation Demand Management Week 🥳

Last week, in celebration of National Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Week, our partners at Commute Broward and South Florida Commuter Services hosted the “South Florida Fixed Guideway Tour,” an insightful excursion on Tri-Rail, Metrorail, Metromover and Brightline. The immersive event aimed to enhance our understanding of the region's fixed guideways, foster connections with professionals from the Treasure Coast to Miami, and offer a customer-like experience, allowing them to gain insights into the usability and functionality of the local transit options. 


Join us virtually on Thursday, October 5, at 11:00 a.m. to learn and benefit from the experiences of your peers. Event participants will share their insights and discuss how this valuable experience has influenced their perspectives as transportation professionals. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from your peers across the region and gain valuable insights into South Florida's transit systems.  Click here to register! 

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 or (954) 876-0072. 

Brightline Debuts Orlando Service 🚆

Broward MPO Executive Director Gregory Stuart, Broward County Transit CEO and General Manager Coree Cuff Lonergan were both on board Brightline’s first train to Orlando earlier today! As part of a collaborative effort to improve public transportation options for Broward County residents, Greg and Coree were thrilled to participate in this historic moment. Not only does the launch of Brightline's Orlando route open new opportunities for tourism and economic growth, but it also represents a step towards a more sustainable future for transportation in our region. 


Both Greg and Coree emphasized the importance of collaboration and innovation in shaping the future of public transportation in Broward County. By working together and leveraging new technologies, they believe we can create a safer, more efficient, and more convenient transit system that serves all community residents. Brightline's inaugural trip to Orlando demonstrates that the future of public transportation in Broward County is bright and full of possibilities. Let's continue to work together towards a more sustainable and equitable future for our region!  


National Drive Electric Week is Here 

National Drive Electric Week is finally here! The week-long event features both in-person and online activities showcasing the environmental, performance, and cost-saving benefits of electric vehicles. The event promises to be filled with EV test drives, showcases, informative workshops, and other fun activities that you wouldn't want to miss. If you're not an EV driver yet, this is an excellent opportunity for you to learn from owners who have already made the switch. With three million Americans already driving electric, you too can join the bandwagon and contribute to a cleaner environment. On the other hand, if you are already driving electric, this is your chance to share your experience and showcase your vehicle to the curious public. Participating in the event would help you build your knowledge, connect with like-minded people, and have some fun in the process. Getting involved is easy. Click here to find an event near you and sign up today. There are both online and in-person events, so you can choose the option that works best for you. 

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