Earlier this week, the Broward MPO hosted Broward County teachers for a two-day Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) training workshop. Fifteen Broward schools were represented, as well as a representative from the Hillsborough County (Tampa) Public Schools District, helping in our efforts to take this program statewide.
The three South Florida MPOs (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach) were recently featured in a Miami Today news article. Broward MPO Board Chair Richard Blattner recently spoke at the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Miami-Dade TPO, and he was quoted in the article.
On May 31, The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announced $197 million dollars worth of grants for Positive Train Control (PTC) installation across the country. The South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA)/Tri-Rail was awarded $31.63 million dollars to complete installing their Interoperable Electronic Train Management System (I-ETMS) PTC system.
Over the past few months, the Broward MPO has hosted students from three local high schools for "Think Like a Planner" workshops. These innovative and engaging sessions help introduce students to the world of transportation planning and learn about potential careers in the industry.
On Sunday March 19th, the Broward MPO and City of Pompano Beach hosted the 2017 Let's Go Biking event at Community Park in Pompano Beach. The event featured a group bike ride down NE 14th Street and Riverside Drive to the Pompano Fire Station, helmet fittings, bike raffles, and kids activities.