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SEAWEED COMPOSTING

From seaweed to soil! Our partner, the City of Fort Lauderdale, is committed to increasing sustainability. Here is an inside look at the seaweed composting process! The City clears massive amounts of seaweed from the beach and transports it to Snyder Park to be added to a compost pile every day. The newly rich soil is then used for City projects and available for pick up by residents to use on their properties.

CHECK OUT THESE GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

Here are a couple of grant opportunities to help you fund projects in your community.


Want to learn more? CLICK HERE to sign up for the Broward MPO Funding & Grant Opportunities Monthly Email. 
MPO REWIND
Greg Stuart, Broward MPO's Executive Director, spoke about the Future of Transportation on April 28, at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce Breakfast.
MEETING REMINDER
Monday, May 9
2:00 p.m. Local Coordinating Board
2:00 p.m. Complete Streets Advisory Committee (virtual)

Thursday, May 12
8:30 a.m. Executive Committee
9:30 a.m. MPO Board Meeting

Wednesday, May 25
2:30 p.m. Technical Advisory Committee
6:00 p.m. Citizens' Advisory Committee
NATIONAL BIKE AND ROLL TO SCHOOL DAY

The 11th annual National Bike & Roll to School Day is Wednesday, May 4, and registration is now open!

Whether addressing the need to make routes to school safer for active trips or encouraging children to be more active, these events can be powerful tools to inspire lasting change. Of course, they are also fun!

While May 4 is this year’s official date, communities are welcome to celebrate any day in May that best fits their schedules. Register today to join the movement!
PAINT THE STREET WITH US!
Paint NE 15th Avenue with us in the City of Fort Lauderdale, May 12-15! The theme for the BTactical Lake Ridge art component is native birds! Various volunteer opportunities exist to help implement the pilot BTactical project installation in Fort Lauderdale.

In preparation for the BTactical pilot installation, we are conducting a virtual presentation next week, Wednesday, May 4, at 5:00 p.m. please join us via phone or computer. We will present the volunteer activities and tasks as well as virtually guide you through the new street design proposed to improve NE 15th Avenue to make it safer for all. 

We hope to see you there!
PERFORMANCE-BASED INTERSECTION DESIGN AND OPERATIONS 2-PART WEBINAR SERIES

The Florida Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) Center is partnering with FDOT and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Resource Center to produce a virtual workshop series that will present information on key safety, design, and operational considerations for roadway intersections from performance-based perspectives of various users. The two-day web series will be held May 4-5, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. For each session in the series, attendees will be awarded 3.0 Professional Development Hours (PDUs).
VEHICLE SAFETY FOR PEDESTRIANS WEBINAR

America Walks is hosting a Vehicle Safety for Pedestrians Webinar on Thursday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. This session will serve as a 101 on vehicle safety; it will discuss National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's (NHTSA) new Vehicle Assessment Program and address public comments on how vehicle standards can make our communities safer for walkability.

Panelists, Catherine Chase, President of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, and Sindhu Bharadwaj, Program Manager of Policy at NACTO will unpack what is at stake and what you can do to get involved and ensure the new regulation protects pedestrians.
COMTO SCHOLARSHIP

Do you know a high school senior or a current college student with a minimum of 12- credit hours studying in a transportation-related degree program? Spread the word; our partner, the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) Fort Lauderdale, has extended its scholarship application deadline to Friday, May 20!

The COMTO Fort Lauderdale Scholarship Program was designed to encourage minority High School students to consider a career in transportation and to support minority post-secondary education students majoring in a transportation-related field.
ALTERNATIVE FUEL CORRIDOR NETWORK

Our partner, FHWA, is establishing a national network of charging and fueling infrastructure along national highway system corridors. The Alternate Fuel Corridor Network spans 49 states and Washington, D.C., offering drivers of electric cars and other alternative fuel vehicles new options when traveling.

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law is making the most transformative investment in EV charging in U.S. history that will put us on a path to a nationwide network of 500,000 EV chargers that ensures a convenient, reliable, affordable, and equitable charging experience for all users. 
For complaints, questions, or concerns about civil rights or nondiscrimination: or for special requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Carl Ema Title VI Coordinator at (954)876-0052 or emac@browardmpo.org.