Transportation Tuesday
April 6, 2022

This updated edition includes corrections and updates.
Mobility & Economic Development Panel Recap
Thank you to everyone who attended the TPA's Mobility & Economic Development Panel last week. We had a great host of speakers, followed by a discussion about how we move Palm Beach County forward as our population increases. Thank you to Business Development Board of Palm Beach County President and CEO Kelly Smallridge, Related Southeast Partner Gopal Rajegowda, West Palm Beach Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Raphael Clemente, Circuit Co-Founder Alex Esposito and Brightline VP of Mobility Jonathan Hopkins for leading our discussion with TPA Interim Executive Director Valerie Neilson! The panel is available on the TPA's YouTube channel.
Walk Bike Audit in South Bay
TPA staff, along with Healthier Glades, the School District of Palm Beach County, the City of South Bay with Mayor Joe Kyles, Palm Tran, Safe Kids Palm Beach County, Rosenwald Elementary School staff and residents of South Bay, completed a Walk Bike Audit in South Bay in the Glades region. Walk Bike Audits help us see what works well and what needs to be fixed along specific corridors. Participants focused on the lack of pedestrian facilities near the elementary school. 75% of the students that attend Rosenwald Elementary School walk or bike to school. We were happy to go out to South Bay for our first audit in the Glades region. All findings are now available on our website.
Save The Date: May 4
The TPA encourages local communities and schools to find resources and start planning and registering their events to promote bicycling to school as an active and healthy mode of transportation.
Save The Date: May 10
The final workshop for the Okeechobee Blvd & SR-7 Multimodal Corridor Study is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10 at 2 p.m. at the TPA office. Alternatives for the corridor will be presented.
Draft UPWP for Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024
The Draft Fiscal Year 2023-2024 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) is available for public review. The UPWP will be presented at the May TPA committees and Governing Board meetings. Final adoption is scheduled for the May 19 TPA Governing Board meeting. Click the button below to submit a comment on the Draft UPWP.
April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month
Each day, eight people are killed in distraction-affected crashes – eight parents, friends, and co-workers. Visit for free distracted driving resources and to take the NSC Just Drive Pledge to drive distraction-free.
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I-95 Express Way at Glades Road
95 Express Lanes Phase 3B-2 will extend the existing Express Lanes north from just south of Glades Road to south of Linton Boulevard in Palm Beach County. Crews successfully completed the deck pour for the Glades Road Diverging Diamond Interchange dedicated pedestrian & cyclist bridge. This project is now 68.23% completed.
Upcoming Webinars
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April 13: FDOT Rail Transit Listening Session in South Florida:

Street Lighting Along SR 80 Approved
The Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners approved a Special Lighting Maintenance Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on April 5. This TPA-funded project includes constructing a new conventional roadway lighting system with approximately 1,000 lights along State Road 80/Southern Boulevard from State Road 15 to County Road 880. Preliminary engineering starts this year, with construction planned for 2026. Thank you to the entire TPA Board, Palm Beach County, and FDOT for their leadership and collaboration to make this project a reality. Special thank you to Belle Glade Mayor Steve Wilson, Commissioner Melissa McKinlay, TPA Chair Mayor Robert Weinroth and former TPA Chairs Commissioner Maria Marino and Royal Palm Beach Mayor Fred Pinto who championed this project to the finish line!
The TPA's Interim Executive Director, Valerie Neilson, is a guest on Mayor Robert Weinroth's podcast, Palm Beach County Perspective. Valerie explains how the TPA has focused on mobility and public transportation as more and more residents are migrating to our state. Listen to the plans for the future transportation needs of Palm Beach County!
Congratulations to the City of Belle Glade for adopting a Vision Zero resolution on March 23 to establish the goal of zero traffic-related fatalities and serious injuries. For more information about the TPA's Vision Zero efforts, visit the TPA's website.
Traffic Impacts & Closures Near You
The purpose of this notice is to solicit applications for three funding opportunities: the National Infrastructure Project Assistance grants program (Mega), the Nationally Significant Multimodal Freight and Highways Projects grants program (INFRA), and the Rural Surface Transportation Grant program (Rural). Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 23, 2022.
The $1.2 Trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), passed in November 2021, now governs all federal transportation policy and funding through 2026. Transportation for America produced a virtual guide with the information you and your community need to get the most out of this historic legislation.
Governing Board & Committee Meetings
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Wednesday, April 6 at 9 a.m.

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

Thursday, April 7 at 9 a.m.

Tuesday, April 12 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 21 at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, May 25 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 and recorded videos of TPA meetings are posted to the TPA YouTube channel.
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