For Immediate Release: April 4, 2018
Social Media Feature : It's officially Spring Break for   Brevard Public Schools . Traffic patterns are sure to change this week. Motorists: stay alert, slow down in residential neighborhoods, yield to pedestrians, be predictable, share the road, and most importantly   #JustDrive #DistractedDrivingAwarenessMonth
SCTPO Offers Trail Etiquette Tips for All Facility Users
S ummer is fast approaching and many visitors and locals alike are planning on biking, hiking, or riding on one of the many trails in Brevard County. 

When visiting a multi-use trail, such as the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail in Titusville or the South Brevard Al Tuttle Trail in Malabar, there are a few courtesies to remember so that you and your fellow trail users have a safe and enjoyable time.

  • Stay alert – be aware of your surroundings, trail/road crossings, other users, wildlife, obstacles, and more.

  • Wear a helmet when bicycling.

  •  Properly yield to other users. Bicyclists should yield to slower users, such as hikers and equestrians, and hikers should yield to equestrians.

  • Stay on the trail. Venturing off could not only harm yourself, but our natural environments.

  • Communicate – no matter how you are utilizing the trail communicate with other users when approaching and passing. If you are on a horse, communicate with users how your horse may react to passing bicycles or dogs.

  • Do not bring your dog to trails that do not permit pets. Also, maintain control, pick up waste, and keep on a 6-foot leash.

  • Have a plan. Know your route ahead of time and prepare according to weather, distance, and time.

Multi-use trails are a great way for all ages to travel, exercise, recreate, and nature watch, just be sure to keep these tips in mind.

For more trail information, visit the following sites:
Video Feature : Did you see more cyclists in Brevard during the month of March? Bike Florida 's Sand and Stars Tour visited Titusville for the first time in 20 years. Check out this video recap of their final day on the Space Coast.
ReThink Your Commute Program Seeks Partnerships to Offer
Smart Transportation Options
The Florida Department of Transportation’s reThink Your Commute program promotes smart transportation solutions for the region’s workforce. The program brings businesses and employees together to explore the shared benefits of carpooling, vanpooling, transit, biking, walking, and telecommuting.

The reThink team consists of Outreach Specialists that cover nine counties in Central Florida. Chris Mahoney leads outreach efforts in Brevard County, working with companies to expand employee benefits without affecting their bottom line.

“I love helping companies solve problems, from parking shortages to challenges retaining and recruiting great talent,” says Mahoney.

If you want to help your team reThink their commute, contact or call 866-610-RIDE (7433). Learn more at
Mark Your Calendars : It's officially countdown time 'til Bike to School Day 2018! We just sent the registration announcement to principals and PE teachers. Can't wait to see all the kiddos cycling to school.  #BiketoSchoolDay2018
How to Find a Ride in Florida
Are you or someone you know looking for transportation options beyond
the driver’s seat?

Whether you know someone who is looking to save money or go green by giving up their keys, or transitioning from driving because of natural changes due to the aging process, they can find a ride by visiting . is an online listing of transportation service providers in all of Florida’s 67 counties. Users will be asked to input where they want to start and end their trip, creating a list featuring transportation providers in alphabetical order, that meet their travel needs.
Trending Topic : April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month . The fight to end distracted driving starts with you. Make the commitment to drive phone-free.

  • Protect lives by never texting or talking on the phone while driving.
  • Be a good passenger and speak out if the driver in the car is distracted.
  • Encourage your friends and family to drive phone-free.
Calendar Items
  • April 9: TAC/CAC Meeting
  • April 12: TPO Governing Board Meeting
  • April 17: Transit One Meeting
  • April 23: BPTAC Meeting
  • April 25: CTST Meeting

TPO Outreach Events
  • April 7: West Melbourne Spring Fest
  • April 11: BPS North Area Family Resource Night
  • April 15: Space Coast Family Health Fair
  • April 17: Northrop Grumman Earth Day Fair
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