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Moving the

North Corridor
Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) Selected

 North Corridor LPA

The North Corridor LPA, studied by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six, was discussed by the Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board during their December 6, 2018 meeting. A resolution was then adopted selecting an elevated fixed guideway transit system as the LPA for the North Corridor of the SMART Plan, subject to a TPO approved funding and financial plan and directed the TPO Executive Director to coordinate with the federal, state, and local agencies to prepare and submit said funding and financial plan.

Miami-Dade TPO Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. stated, “The North Corridor has been a key component of this County’s transportation vision for a long time, and it’s very gratifying to see us take this important and historic step to fulfill that vision.”

Watch the TPO Governing Board meeting again here.


USDOT and FTA Announce BUILD Grant Award Towards
SMART Plan South Dade Transitway Corridor Enhancements

South Dade Transitway 

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the award of $9.5 million in BUILD Grant funds towards the development and expansion of two park and ride facilities (SW 152 Street and SW 168 Street Stations) along the SMART Plan’s South Dade Transitway corridor. The improvements funded by the grant will increase parking capacity as well as enhance the station experience to increase ridership along the corridor. 

Miami-Dade TPO Chairman Esteban L. Bovo, Jr. stated, “I applaud the Federal Government’s decision to support Miami-Dade County’s goal in improving our transit infrastructure and provide traffic relief to our residents. I thank Senator Marco Rubio, Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart, and the Miami-Dade Congressional Delegation for working together with the County. When we work together we can deliver the SMART Plan.”

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé stated, “The Miami-Dade TPO is excited to learn about the $9.5 Million BUILD Grant, representing New Federal Transportation Funds coming to Miami-Dade County to advance critical components of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan, specifically this USDOT grant will advance two Park & Ride facilities along the South Dade Transitway corridor. The SMART Plan is the number one transportation priority in Miami-Dade County and multiple efforts to advance and fund this plan are on-going at the Federal, State and Local levels. We appreciate our partnership with USDOT, FTA, FDOT and local partner agencies.”



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 What's Moving Along...

Krome Trail Inaugural Ride

Miami-Dade TPO staff participated in the inaugural bike ride along the Krome Avenue Trail that was officially opened and dedicated on December 8, 2018. Members of the community assisted FDOT District Six Secretary James Wolfe as he cut the ribbon on the first phase of the Krome Trail between SW 136 Street and SW 8 Street.

Krome Trail


Municipal Circulator Highlight
City of Doral Trolley

The City of Doral is one of thirty-four municipalities receiving surtax funds as part of the PTP Municipal Transportation Program. Using their surtax allocation, the City launched the Doral Trolley on February 1, 2008 and currently operates on three routes using five 5 trolley vehicles. The trolley services runs on weekdays with a modified schedule on weekends. The trolley connects to the County’s transit system at the Palmetto Metrorail Station. City residents and visitors alike can ride fare free to destinations throughout the City and have the advantage of scheduling their trips using the Real-Time Trolley Tracker. The Tracker provides real-time trolley information for all routes, and lets riders see and track the actual status of the trolley to know when it will arrive. The Doral Trolley provides a convenient and reliable transportation alternative to over 700,000 passengers annually.

Doral Trolley 

Learn more here.


The Maribel Lena Scholarship
Application Announcement

The Brand Advocates and the South Florida Chapter of Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS) have established a scholarship fund for women interested in careers in transportation. The scholarship honors Maribel Lena, a 30-year Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six employee. Ms. Lena was responsible for educating the public about roadway safety and served as the District Six Public Information Officer, and was killed in a car accident on her way to an FDOT press conference in June 2016. The fund provides a $2,500 scholarship to women pursing an education in a field related to transportation at a Florida college or university. This year, local scholarship winners will be eligible to receive scholarships from WTS National.

Applications are due by December 17, 2018.

Apply for a scholarship or donate here.


2019 Safe Street Summit



Anthony Foxx

Registration now open here.




Nominate a Complete Streets Champion here.



Intercontinental Miami

Miami DDA

Corradino Group
The Underline (Mobile Tour)

Broward County Transit | Citi BikeHealth Foundation of South Florida | Keith | Kimley-Horn | MRG Media Relations Group | South Florida Regional Transportation Authority | Stantec | Tindale Oliver
Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council | Weiss, Serota, Helfman, Cole & Bierman
WGI (Wantman Group, Inc.) | WTS (South Florida Women in Transportation)

Atkins | CALTRAN Engineering Group, Inc. | Calvin, Giordano & Associates
Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust
CTS Engineering | Kittelson & Associates | Protean Design Group
Rails to Trails Conservancy | SAFE (Safety as FDOT Envisions) | Sun Trolley

Summit Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities still available here.




Fall Series

  Wake up Miami

PAXY continues to bring the arts into people’s everyday lives with another series of “Wake up Miami!” celebrating our city’s talent with FREE Performances at the Government Center Station most Mondays starting at 8:30 am. The Fall Series 2018 is honored to open its season with a Godoy Pradera’s performance, and end with a presentation by Florida Opera Prima, adding new genders to the morning art shows for Miami’s commuters.

View the Fall schedule here.



 Mark Your Calendar...



Public Hearing
State Road 836/Dolphin Expressway
Southwest Extension/Kendall Parkway
Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study

The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) will conduct a Public Hearing for the above referenced project. This hearing is being conducted as part of a PD&E Study to give interested persons an opportunity to express their views concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. The project proposes an extension from the current terminus of SR 836/Dolphin Expressway at NW 137th Avenue in the vicinity of NW 12th Street, heading west and south terminating at SW 136th Street.

December 13, 2018
6:00 PM
Archbishop Coleman F. Carroll High School Gym
10300 SW 167 Avenue
Miami, FL 33196

If you have questions about the project or the scheduled Public Hearing,
contact Tere Garcia at (786)277-9292 or at


 Beach Corridor




 Ongoing Transportation Projects

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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