Transportation Tuesday

August 23, 2022

Brightline Boca Raton Topping Off

Brightline's Boca Raton station is topping off and nearing completion! The station will be Brightline's fourth in the state, connecting travelers to Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. The station is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

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Free Uber and Taxi Rides from Tri-Rail

Did you know Tri-Rail is offering free Uber and taxi rides to and from the West Palm Beach and Boca Raton stations as well as several other stations across Broward and Miami-Dade counties? Download your vouchers today to complete your first and last mile connections!

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Mobility Options Video

Looking for ways to explore Palm Beach County? With options like Palm Tran, Tri-Rail, Brightline and first-last mile connectors, it's easy to go car-free. Share with us how you get around town on our Facebook page.

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RAISE Grant Awarded for Florida East Coast Railway/ Brightline Railway Corridor Safety

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) about $25M to fund the final design and construction of supplemental safety measures at targeted locations along 195 miles of the shared-use Florida East Coast Railway/Brightline railway corridor. These include fencing and landscaping improvements, delineators and roadway striping, rail dynamic envelopes (RDE), crisis support signs, and "Do Not Stop on Tracks" signs. The project will reduce vehicle collisions and trespassing along a dangerous corridor, estimated by the applicant at more than 140 avoided collisions over the next 20 years and avoid delays for freight and passenger trains. 

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Notice of Funding

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law established the new Reconnecting Communities Pilot (RCP) discretionary grant program, funded with $1 billion over the next five years. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. on October 13.

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Regional Grant Information Sessions

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) encourages eligible local agencies to apply for the many new discretionary grant opportunities created through the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). FDOT wants to ensure local partners are prepared with the knowledge, data and resources to apply for and be direct recipients of federal discretionary dollars. A Kick-Off Webinar will be hosted on August 26 and a District 4 Meeting will be held on October 12.

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Port of Palm Beach Public Tours

The Port of Palm Beach will be offering port tours to individuals who would like to learn about the Port prior to the Master Plan Public Meetings scheduled for October 2022. 

Open slots are available on Thursday, September 29 at 5:30 p.m.

Tour participants must fill out a request form by 10 a.m. on Monday, September 26. 

Request a Tour

Blocked Crossing Incident Report Portal

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) established its Blocked Crossing Incident Reporter portal in 2020. It is now seeking comments and feedback from the public on the portal, specifically:

  • Changes that could improve the site’s effectiveness, including how the information reported to the blocked crossing portal can be used to improve safety at grade crossings and the well-being of affected communities
  • Additional information that should be captured by the blocked crossing portal. In particular, what additional information the public and industry would like to see captured on this site
  • How FRA can improve the user experience of the blocked crossing portal website

FRA Portal

Grant Opportunities 

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) established the new Safe Streets and Roads for All (SS4A) discretionary program with $5 billion in appropriated funds over the next five years. In fiscal year 2022 (FY22), up to $1 billion is available. The application process is now open for communities to apply for funding to support regional, local, and Tribal plans, projects and strategies that will prevent roadway deaths and serious injuries. Learn more: Transportation.Gov/SS4A

Upcoming Events and Webinars

Strategies to Alleviate Traffic Congestion

3-Part Webinar Series

August 25

September 1


Road to Zero: Putting it to Work: Strategies and Interventions in Traditionally Underserved and Vulnerable Communities

August 24: Register

FDOT Fall Grant Information Sessions Kick-Off Webinar 

August 26: Register

Conducting a School Walk Audit

3-Part Webinar Series

August 29: Register

FDOT - ADA In Design, Construction, and Maintenance

August 30: Register

Benefit Cost Analysis Webinar

August 30: Register

National Highway Institute Web-Based Training Course: Integrating Transportation and Land Use

Free web-based training: Learn More

Drive Less, Bike More

Cycle September is a fun and friendly bike challenge. Help your workplace climb the leaderboards or ride solo to earn points and win prizes! 

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August 24: State Road 706/Indiantown Road Project Roadway Modifications Project from Florida’s Turnpike to Central Boulevard - Learn More


August 25: State Road 809/Military Trail Intersection Improvement Project at State Road 882/Forest Hill Boulevard - Learn More


August 31: SR-A1A Resurfacing Project from south of Grand Court to south of Linton Boulevard - Learn More


September 1: State Road 715 Resurfacing Project from north of State Road 80 to south of West Canal Street South and State Road 80 from State Road 25/US 27 to east of Glades Glen Drive - Learn More


September 7: State Road 806/Atlantic Avenue Roadway Modifications Project from West of SR7/US441 to East of Lyons Road - Learn More 


September 8: State Road 700/Conners Highway Resurfacing Project from north of 1 Street to west of SR 80 - Learn More

Rail~Volution 2022

The 2022 Rail~Volution transit and community development conference will be back in person in Miami, Florida this October with a full program of learning and networking opportunities. The conference will address the challenges involved in building better places for people. For reasons of equity and climate change , a resilient future depends on the decisions we make today.

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Traffic Impacts & Closures Near You

Brant Dr. from Oregon Lane to Avocet Rd. - Total Closure

Brightline Construction Update

Clint Moore Rd. Bridge Over I-95 - Total Closure

George Bush Blvd. between N. Andrew Ave. and SR A1A - Total closure

I-95 from 10th Ave. North to Forest Hill Blvd. - Traffic Impacts

Southern Blvd. at Australian Ave. - Traffic Impacts

U.S. 1 at Lake Ave. and Lucerne Ave. - Traffic Impacts

Full List of FDOT Upcoming Lane Closures

Governing Board & Committee Meetings

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Wednesday, August 24 at 2 p.m.

Executive Committee

Monday, August 29 at 3 p.m.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 9 a.m.

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Vision Zero Advisory Committee (VZAC)

Thursday, Sept. 8 at 9 a.m.

Palm Beach TPA Governing Board

Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m.

Meeting details and agendas are posted at the links above one week in advance, along with an online comment form as an option for public comments before or during each meeting.

Governing Board meetings are available to watch LIVE at and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel.

Bicycle Friendly Community

The Fall 2022 BFC application is open for submissions through September 29, 2022. Apply online today »

Bicycle Friendly Business

The Fall 2022 BFB application is open for submissions through November 3, 2022. Apply online today »

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Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization
301 Datura St.
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
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