Transportation Tuesday
September 21, 2021
Do You Travel Along Okeechobee Blvd?
We Want to Hear From You!
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. Take the survey before it closes!
COVID-19 Impacts on Transportation

The Palm Beach TPA Governing Board directed staff to research the impact of COVID-19 on transportation in Palm Beach County. This report examines the transportation, safety and economic trends during the pandemic, citing data between February 2020 and February 2021. The report includes recommendations to facilitate reactive and proactive responses for the future.
Funding Opportunities
National Center for Mobility Management Ready-to-Launch Grants
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA), through the National Center for Mobility Management (NCMM), is accepting applications for 2021 Ready-to-Launch Grants. Recipients will receive grants up to $75,000 for communities to pilot a promising mobility solution, the development of which was inspired and informed by the results of community research. Deadline to apply is October 15, 2021. Learn More Here

Hometown Grant Program
T-Mobile, in partnership with Main Street America and Smart Growth America, is committing $25 million toward small town grants over the next five years through its Hometown Grants program. The program will award up to 100 towns per year with project funding grants of up to $50,000 each, with a focus on revitalizing community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less. Applications accepted on a quarterly basis. Learn More Here

America’s Transit Bus Fleets Funding
The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the availability of up to $409.6 million in competitive grant funds for building and maintaining transit buses and vans in communities throughout America. Deadline to apply is November 19, 2021.
FDOT Fiscal Year 2023-2027 Draft Tentative Five-Year Work Program

FDOT invites you to a public hearing for the upcoming work program. The draft work program includes proposed projects within FDOT District 4 over the next 5 years. The meeting will take place Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM virtually and in-person at the FDOT District 4 Auditorium - 3400 West Commercial Blvd. Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. 
Pedestrian Safety is Crucial for Disability Community

Ted Goodenough is passionate about making all aspects of life accessible to everyone, including where we walk. In our latest blog post, read about how the ADA Coordinating Assistant for the City of Boynton Beach, Government and our very own BTPAC member is working to advocate for safe pedestrian environments for all users. As a visually-impaired person, transportation in particular can pose challenges for Goodenough during his day-to-day life. Read about his priorities.
Traffic Impacts & Closures Near You
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.
Governing Board & Committee Meetings
Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7 at 9 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21 at 9 a.m.

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.

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.
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Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals are requested to telephone the Florida Relay System at #711. For complaints, questions, or concerns about civil rights or nondiscrimination; to request special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), or to request translation services at least five business days prior to a meeting (free of charge); please contact the Palm Beach TPA at Info@PalmBeachTPA.org or 561.725.0800.
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