Transportation Tuesday
September 7, 2021
Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7 Multimodal Corridor Study
The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency is offering a virtual workshop for the public to give input on transportation issues and opportunities along Okeechobee Blvd. & SR 7. Look through the different stations to learn more about this study and provide feedback on how we can plan for a more safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation corridor.
Traffic Impacts & Closures Near You
The League of American Bicyclists Launches Campaign to Reach 1 Million Miles of Bike Trips
Put down the car keys and put on a helmet to take part in the “Drive Less, Bike More” campaign. Make your next trip to the coffee shop, convenience store or corner market by bike and join tens of thousands of others in making 1 million bike trips for transportation by the end of 2021. Don't forget to share your rides with us on social media!
Funding Opportunities
Safety Funding Available for Law Enforcement 
FDOT has funding available for law enforcement agencies to conduct High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) operations to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Requests for contract proposals will be accepted until funds are exhausted. Learn more at AlertTodayFlorida.com/HVE

America Walks Community Change Grant
The program aims to provide support to our growing network of advocates, grassroots organizers, organizations and agencies using innovative, engaging and inclusive programs and projects to create tangible change at the community level. Applications open in September 2021. Learn More Here

Accelerated Innovative Deployment Grants
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced that the Accelerated Innovative and Deployment Demonstration Program will grant up to $10 million for cost-effective road and bridge projects. These grants are incentives to improve the safety and mobility of eligible highway transportation projects maintained by state departments of transportation (even on behalf of a metropolitan planning organization or local government), tribal governments, and federal lands management agencies.
Deadline to apply is September 28, 2021. Learn More Here
Florida Bike Safety Laws
Have you heard? Senate Bill 950, Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety, went into effect on July 1, 2021. The bill addresses issues relating to bicycle and pedestrian safety. The first change is allowing motorists to safely and briefly drive to the left, over a double yellow line to pass cyclists. Learn about each new law on our blog!
Governing Board & Committee Meetings
Palm Beach TPA Governing Board
Thursday, Sept. 16 at 9 a.m.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Bicycle-Trailways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BTPAC)
Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m.

Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)
Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.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.

TPA Governing Board and advisory committee meetings are currently held as a combination of in-person meetings at the TPA office and virtual meetings on Zoom.
Governing Board meetings are available to watch LIVE at PalmBeachTPA.org/Live and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel.
We are looking for a Deputy Director of Multimodal Development and an Executive Secretary to join our team. If you or someone you know might be the right fit, please learn more and apply at PalmBeachTPA.org/Jobs.
Upcoming Deadline for Bicycle Friendly America
The TPA encourages everyone to pursue Walk Friendly and Bicycle Friendly designations. Applications are due on the following dates:
Bicycle Friendly Community on September 1, 2021 
Bicycle Friendly University on October 1, 2021
Bicycle Friendly Business on October 5, 2021

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