Transportation Tuesday

July 26, 2022

Palm Beach TPA's Newly Appointed Executive Director, Valerie Neilson

Congratulations to Valerie Neilson for being appointed Executive Director of the Palm Beach TPA during last week's Governing Board meeting! Valerie has served as Interim Executive Director since December 2021 and worked as the TPA's Deputy Director of Multimodal Development for nearly seven years.

A note from Valerie: "My heart is filled with joy and gratitude for being selected as the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency's Executive Director. I look forward to working together to advance a safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation system."

Village of Wellington Resolutions

The TPA congratulates the Village of Wellington for adopting a Complete Streets Policy and Vision Zero Resolution on July 12 to ensure safe transportation facilities, access for all users, and establish the goal of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries. For more information visit

Love to Ride Challenge

It’s summer! Why not spend as much time outdoors (and outside cars) as possible? Soak up some sun and log more bike trips for transportation on Love to Ride. You'll be helping the League of American Bicyclists reach its goal of turning two million miles of car trips into bike trips.

School Bus Safety Tips

Palm Beach County Schools are almost back in session! When driving and approaching a school bus, remember these tips. On a two-lane road - vehicles traveling in both directions must stop! Stay tuned for more school bus safety. 

All Safety Tips

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 PM EDT on Thursday, October 13, 2022.

Learn More

Notice of RFP

The TPA solicits the services of a qualified firm with the experience, qualifications, and expertise to provide employer and employee-facing Human Resources Consultant Services. The deadline for proposals is August 12 at 4 p.m.

View RFP

Palm Beach TPA's Annual Report

We are excited to share our Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report! It was a busy year for our agency and we couldn't be more proud of our accomplishments, new and strengthened partnerships and momentum for the next year ahead.

Read the Annual Report

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

American Walks: Connecting the Dots: Where Transportation, Climate and Inflation Intersect

July 27: Register

LTAP: Lane Repurposing Webinar

July 27: Register

Environmental Awareness for Highway and Street Maintenance Operations - 3-Part Webinar Series

July 28: Register

Getting Ready for SMART Grants Webinar

July 28: Register

FDOT Fall Grant Information Sessions Kick-Off Webinar 

August 26: Register

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

Free web-based training: 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.

Learn More
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

Full List of FDOT Upcoming Lane Closures

Safe Routes to School Application Workshop

This 3-hour workshop explains the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Program and gives tips on structuring a competitive grant, completing the application, and improving its chances of being selected for some of the $7,000,000 in Florida’s SRTS funding this cycle. Attendees will be going over areas that need improvements in the applications received in previous years.

Florida Department of Transportation - District 4

August 22, 2022 from 8 -11 a.m.

Register Now
Governing Board & Committee Meetings

Executive Committee

Monday, August 29 at 3 p.m.

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)

Wednesday, August 24 at 2 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.

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