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Miami-Dade TPO
2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

2045 LRTP Website Available

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Keep up to date with the Miami-Dade 2045 LRTP here..

 

Moving the
SMART Plan!
Forward 

Miami-Dade TPO Meetings

TPO Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC)
Cancellation Notice

Notice is hereby given that a meeting of the Transportation and Mobility Committee (TMC) of the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), in its role as the MPO originally scheduled, Monday, June 17, 2019 at 3:00 PM has been cancelled. The meeting was scheduled to take place in the County Commission Chambers, located on the second floor of the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, Miami, Florida 33128. The committee is composed of members of the TPO Governing Board.

Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board Meeting
June 20, 2019
2:00 PM
Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street
County Commission Chambers
Miami, FL 33128

View the agenda here.

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

 


Beach Corridor Alternatives Workshops

The Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) has scheduled two Alternatives Workshops for the Beach Corridor Rapid Transit Project, a component of the SMART Plan. The project goal is to provide rapid transit connections from the Miami Design District/Midtown and Downtown Miami, along I-395/SR A1A (MacArthur Causeway) or I-195/SR 112 (Julia Tuttle Causeway), to the Miami Beach Convention Center area. The Alternatives Workshops will be held as follows:

June 17, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New World Center
500 17th Street
Miami Beach, FL 33139

June 20, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay
1633 N Bayshore Drive
Miami, FL 33132

If you have questions about the study or the scheduled workshops, please contact Ms. Kiranmai Chirumamilla via email at Kiranmai.Chirumamilla@miamidade.gov, or by phone at (786) 469-5283.

 


SR 968/Flagler Street Premium Transit
PD&E Study Workshops

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six will host a series of public workshops for a study along SR 968/Flagler Street from SR 821/HEFT to SR 5/US 1/Biscayne Boulevard in Miami-Dade County. The study will focus on the implementation of a Premium Transit service and infrastructure along SR 968/Flagler Street, as well as providing multimodal street improvements. Public Workshops are being held to present the results of the PD&E Study to date and to obtain input on the recommended alternatives under consideration. The same information will be shared at all three workshops. The Workshops will be held as follows:

East Project Corridor Workshop
June 25, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Manuel Artime Theater
900 SW 1st Street
Miami, FL 33130

West Project Corridor Workshop
June 26, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brave Church
1300 SW 87th Avenue
Miami, FL 33174

Central Project Corridor Workshop
June 27, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
West End Park
250 SW 60 Avenue
Miami, FL 33144

For more information about these workshops or the overall Flagler Street Premium Transit Study, please contact Community Outreach Specialist Alicia Gonzalez (786) 280-6645 or via email at agonzalez@mrgmiami.com.

 


SMART Plan Presentations
Project Milestones, New Services &
Construction Dates

Miami-Dade TPO Executive Director Aileen Bouclé presented an update regarding the SMART Plan’s project milestones, new services, and construction dates to the following groups:

  • Town Square Neighborhood Development Corporation (TSNDC)
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce (GMCC) IMACT Goals Conference

Photos of Town Square meeting and Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce conference. 

 

 

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What's moving along...

Beachwalk Ribbon Cutting Event

Miami-Dade TPO staff was on hand to support the Beachwalk Ribbon Cutting event. The Miami-Dade TPO Governing Board prioritized funding through the federal Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) and State SUN Trail program for the completion of this project. The Beachwalk is part of the East Coast Greenway and the Miami Loop Trail Network, as well as included in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (FDEP) Florida Greenways and Trails System Plan. The completed Beachwalk now allows users to bike and walk on a continuous path from the southern tip of Miami Beach through South Beach, Mid-Beach, and North Beach for the first time ever.

Photos of Beachwalk event. 

  

DTPW would like to hear from you…

Logo for Miami-Dade Transit 10 Ahead program.

Your opinion about the future of public transportation in Miami-Dade County is important. That is why every year, the Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) launches the 10 Ahead survey asking county residents to provide feedback that will help inform the County’s ten-year Transit Development Plan. This strategic vision helps the Department operate and grow a clean, safe, convenient, and reliable transit system. Fill out the survey today! Responses will be collected until July 31.

Take the survey here.

 

Municipal Circulator Profile: Coral Gables Trolley

Photo of Coral Gables trolley bus.

The City of Coral Gables launched the Coral Gables Trolley in November 2003 using PTP funds.  Since its inception it has proven to be a convenient and accessible transportation option for residents, commuters and visitors. The Trolley operates on two routes, along Grand Avenue and Ponce de Leon Boulevard and provides connections to surrounding areas through Metrobus and Metrorail at the Douglas Road Metrorail Station. In addition, the Coral Gables Trolley connects with the City of Miami Trolley on Flagler Street, Coral Way, and Grand Avenue. Although the trolley vehicles sport a vintage style on the outside, on the inside they have the latest technology such as onboard cameras, free Wi-Fi and a mobile app that provides real-time status of the trolley. The City of Coral Gables is using grant funds from the Miami-Dade TPO’s SMART Demonstration program to expand its existing “Freebee” shuttle service. The sleek electric Freebee vehicles provide much needed First Mile/Last Mile connections for commuters. Ridership on the Coral Gables Trolley has steadily increased since 2003 now carrying an average of 5,000 riders per day and, in 2018, annual ridership peaked at an unprecedented 1.3 million riders. Thanks to the PTP, the trolley provides a convenient and reliable transportation alternative to riders and is a good example of the half-penny at work.

Learn more here.

 

SFRTA Reaches PTC Milestone by
Testing Revenue Trains Operating Under
New Technology

The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) announced that the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has approved a plan to test trains operating revenue (regularly scheduled) service with Positive Train Control (PTC) technology. SFRTA will launch the Revenue Service Demonstration (RSD) on its entire commuter operating corridor, which runs from West Palm Beach to Miami, beginning June 29, 2019. This is a key milestone in moving closer to having PTC technology certified and implemented on the South Florida Rail Corridor.  Revenue trains will be incrementally added in the demonstration phase until the entire fleet is operating with PTC systems.

Read more here.

 

 

 Mark Your Calendar & Get Involved!

 I-95 Corridor Planning Study
Aventura Public Workshop

Flyer for I-95 Corridor Planning Study meeting on June 19, 2019.

Click here to see this flyer.

 

 

Webinar on Virtual Public Involvement

Please join the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for the second in a series of four webinars on using virtual public involvement tools to enhance and broaden the reach of public engagement efforts. Find out how these tools make participation more convenient, affordable, and enjoyable to a larger community. Presenters will discuss the following public involvement techniques: building a social media presence, targeted online advertisements, and telephone town halls. An interactive Q&A session with the audience to follow each presentation.

June 25, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Register here.

 

 

 Ongoing Transportation Projects…

Hard Rock Pedestrian Safety Improvements
Bridge/Tunnel

 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

You can "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/miamidadetpo to stay updated on important events at the TPO.

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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