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 Weekly e-Newsletter!

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The Federal Team Continues to Receive Comments
for the Miami-Dade TPO Certification Process

If you missed the Miami-Dade TPO's Federal Certification Public Meeting on April 2, 2019, held by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA), comments can still be submitted through the FHWA FL Division website at

Comments received until May 2, 2019 will be considered in the writing of the final report.

Watch the Public Meeting again here.


Miami-Dade TPO
2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

2045 LRTP Website and Survey

Screenshot of 2045 LRTP website.

Visit the newly created 2045 LRTP website here

Take the 2045 LRTP survey here


Telephone Town Hall Meetings

Influence the future of long range transportation planning in Miami-Dade County.
Listen in and ask questions during one of the Telephone Town Hall meetings either on
April 16 or 17 at 6:30 PM

Register here to receive a call

Advertisement for 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Live Telephone Town Hall meeting. 


Moving the

Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting
***Note Time Change***

April 18, 2019 at 10:00 AM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

Watch this meeting live here
or on
YouTube at “Miami-Dade TV Live”


Miami Gardens Drive Park and Ride
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Miami-Dade TPO Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III addressed the community, alongside FDOT D6 and DTPW officials, during the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Miami Gardens Drive Park and Ride Lot emphasizing that, “We are one region and address our needs best, when we address them together.” This project is a key northwest component of the SMART Plan’s NW Miami-Dade Express service to the Palmetto Metrorail Station via upcoming I-75 and SR 826 Express Lanes. This Park and Ride is equipped with 300 parking spaces, including accommodations for American with Disability Act (ADA), motorcycles, short-term parking, and bicycles. The facility also includes five bus bays, a continuous canopy, and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) lighting.

Screenshot of Board Member Oliver Gilbert's tweet on Miami Gardens Park and Ride.  Screenshot of FDOT District 6's tweet on Miami Gardens Park and Ride.

Miami-Dade County Opportunity Zones
Conference and Marketplace

Miami-Dade TPO Vice Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. spoke during the Miami-Dade County Opportunity Zones Conference held at the FIU Wolfe University Center about the importance of the SMART Plan’s Transit-Oriented Developments (TOD), resiliency efforts, & economic development initiatives. Miami-Dade TPO staff also had a SMART Plan TOD display at the marketplace.

Commissioner Esteban Bovo on Opportunity Zones Conference and Marketplace.

Motion at Dadeland TOD
Ribbon Cutting

Image of Dadeland TOD ribbon cutting.Miami-Dade TPO staff was on hand during the ribbon cutting event for Motion at Dadeland, a public-private initiative by Miami-Dade County. This TOD offers Kendall residents all the benefits of an urban lifestyle with easy access to downtown Miami, and other popular destinations, via the Metrorail and Metrobus systems. Motion at Dadeland sits directly adjacent to the Dadeland North Metrorail Station and the Dadeland Station retail center. Along with Miami-Dade County, TOD is a top priority for the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board.

Watch the SMART Plan TOD video here


SMART Moves Program
Town of Cutler Bay Mobility Hubs
Public Workshop


Advertisement for Cutler Bay Mobility Hubs Public Workshop.

Learn more here.


Earth Day at Barry University

Miami-Dade TPO staff attended the Barry University’s Earth Day event where information was provided about the agency’s programs and the SMART Plan. Students and Professors also signed up to stay up to date with future TPO transportation planning efforts.

Four photos of Paul Chance and students at Barry University.


Keep up to date with the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART activities on:

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What's moving along...

14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference

Miami-Dade TPO Chairman Oliver G. Gilbert III and TPO Fiscal Priorities Committee (FPC) Chairman Dennis C. Moss, along with TPO staff, attended the 14th National Light Rail & Streetcar Conference sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). Conference sessions showcased the positive results experienced in metropolitan areas that have embraced light rail and streetcar technology, and explored new ways to plan, design, construct, maintain, and operate light rail and streetcar systems.

Advertisement for Light Rail and Street Car Conference on April 7 through 9, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey.

See the program here.


Miami-Dade TPO
Performance Management Dashboard

The TPO’s Performance Management (PM) Dashboard shows the current condition of the highway performance management measures for Florida and Miami-Dade County.  These PM measures will be formally evaluated at the statewide level at the midpoint and end of the four-year performance period. 

View the entire PM Dashboard here.

Image of Performance Management Dashboard graphic.


Get on Board Day

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) joins transit agencies across the nation in encouraging residents and visitors to join the movement and ride transit on Get on Board Day, Thursday, April 25, 2019. Get on Board Day is a new national awareness campaign, sponsored nationwide by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), designed to increase support for public transportation. One of the campaign’s main goals is to emphasize that public transportation is a convenient and safe travel option that also helps people save money.

Read more here.


 Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved!

Food Deserts and the Logistics of
Urban Food Transportation

This Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) webinar will examine the supply chain logistics of food transportation in multiple ways, including how small farms can ship their food to small grocery stores in various areas, especially urban areas, how e-commerce companies specializing in meal delivery can create efficient supply chains while keeping costs low and food fresh, and how customers who live in urban food deserts can most easily access food sources or be served by stores not in the immediate vicinity.

April 17, 2019
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET

Register here.


 Advertisement for Public Transportation Day.


Public Transportation Day. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, we encourage you and your loved ones to seek greener commuting options. Meet us at West Kendall Transit Terminal, 9155 southwest 162 avenue from 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Don't forget to save your bus passes to enter a raffle for a chance to win a bicycle and other prizes. Swag bags with goodies will be distributed at the terminals. End the day at Chuy's for an Earth Day celebration at 5:00 PM. A wristband is needed to enter.



Annual Transit Public Transportation
Grants Workshop

FDOT D6 is holding an Annual Transit Public Transportation Grants Workshop for the Transit Service Development Program, Transit Corridor Program, State Park and Ride Lot Program and the FTA Section 5305(d) FY 2019 Grant Applications.  The District will provide information on the Department’s administration and procedures on these Transit grants. During the Transit Workshop, information on the Transit Grant Programs, application process, submittal deadlines and information on the District review and awarding process will be provided.

April 26, 2019
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
Florida Department of Transportation
District Six - Auditorium
1000 NW 111 Avenue
Miami, FL 33172


 Advertisment for Transportation Camp.


E-mail for registration information.


Advertisment for Age Friendly Summit 2019.

Age Friendly Summit 2019 on May 16 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM at Miami Dadeland Marriott, 9090 South Dadeland Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33156. Learn more and RSVP at or call 786-224-2309.

Register here.


 Advertisement for Older Americans Month.

Connect. Create. Contribute. May is Older Americans Month! Join us May 22 for a resource fair at Stephen P. Clark Government Center Lobby, 111 NW 1 Street, Miami, Florida 33128 on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.


 Wake up Miami! Spring 2019

Every Monday morning in April means happiness at the University Station.
New sub-series, new Metrorail station!!

Poster for Wake Up Miami.

Learn more here.


 Ongoing Transportation Projects

Hard Rock Pedestrian Safety Improvements

 Logo for Hard Rock Stadium.

To prepare for the Super Bowl in 2020, the City of Miami Gardens, in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six, Hard Rock Stadium, Condotte America and Bentley Architects & Engineers, is constructing a pedestrian bridge over the Florida Turnpike exit ramp (Exit #2X) for the stadium, a pedestrian bridge over NW 199 Street and two tunnels under Don Shula Drive to improve pedestrian access and enhance public safety.

Keep up to date by visiting the project website here.


I-395/SR 836/I-95 Design-Build Project

Logo for Connecting Miami project.

The I-395/SR 836/I-95 Project is a partnership between the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), with construction limits on State Road (SR) 836 beginning at NW 17 Avenue and continuing through the SR 836/I-395/I-95 (Midtown) Interchange to the MacArthur Causeway Bridge. The limits on I-95 are from NW 8 Street to NW 29 Street. Construction is expected to be completed in the fall of 2023 at a cost of $802 million.

Keep up to date by visiting the project website here.


I-95 Safety Enhancement and Reconstruction
Design/Build Project

FDOT District Six began the process of construction activities for a safety enhancement and concrete pavement reconstruction project on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 131 Street on March 6, 2017.  The safety initiative will involve the construction of five emergency stopping sites along 95 Express from NW 62 Street to NW 131 Street. The reconstruction portion of the design/build project will involve replacement of the concrete pavement on I-95 from NW 29 Street to NW 79 Street.

Stay informed here.


SR-826 (Palmetto)/I-75 Express Lanes Project

The construction of express lanes along 28 miles of the I-75 and State Road (SR) 826 (Palmetto Expressway) corridors, from just south of the SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), in Miami-Dade County, to I-595 in Broward County. This project will complete another section of the South Florida managed lanes network for all motorists and will improve mobility, relieve congestion, provide additional travel options and accommodate future growth in the area.

Palmetto Express Lane Closures.

I-75 Express Lane Closures.


Miami-Dade DTPW
Roadway Construction Report

View the weekly report here.


FDOT District Six Roadways

The FDOT District Six Construction Department manages and oversees dozens of state road and bridge construction projects on the state highway system within Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. These projects range from minor intersection upgrades that will enhance traffic flow, to major multi-million dollar programs.

Keep up to date on the progress of various roadway projects.


Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise (FTE)
Weekly Construction Updates

FTE announces updated lane closures and work zones due to construction and maintenance projects in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, and St. Lucie counties.

South Florida Construction/Lane Closure Updates.


Miami-Dade Expressway (MDX)
Construction Updates + Traffic Advisories

MDX works to make driving our five roadways as easy as possible for you. Before you begin your commute, click on the MDX road sign of your choice to find out the latest road conditions and/or construction updates.

Stay up to date on the latest construction here.

Sign up here for traffic advisories.


Adopt-a-Road and Help Clean Up Our Act

Do you care about the condition of our streets?  Are you part of a volunteer group looking to get involved?  Does seeing litter get you angry?  Become the master of your domain and Adopt-a-Road! Join Neat Streets Miami in reducing trash along County roads and promote your organization. Through this free program, organizations can connect their brands to community pride and civic responsibility.  Volunteer commitment includes “adopting” a one-mile segment of a County road, removing litter at least four times a year for a two year period and following County safety measures.

Learn more here.


Florida Automated Vehicles Website

Online home for the Florida Automated Vehicles program, led by the FDOT. This site will follow the development of the Florida-specific initiative and the progression of Automated Vehicle technology nationwide.

Learn more here.



Miami-Dade TPO

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The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) complies with the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which states: No person in the United States shall, on grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. It is also the policy of the Miami-Dade TPO to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. For materials in accessible format please call (305) 375-4507.

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