The Broward MPO has partnered with the Broward County School Board to promote safe walking and biking, so that school children have safe paths on which to get to and from school. Through the Safe Routes to School program, the MPO works with the School Board, among other partners, to fund walking and biking paths that allow for safe passage for kids walking and biking to school.
Students from Deerfield Beach High School gathered at the Broward MPO office on Wednesday, December 7 for a "Think Like a Planner" Workshop, where students walked the Cypress Creek area and determined how to make the area more accomodating for pedestrians, cyclists, transit users, and motorists. Students came to the MPO as part of the Career, Technical, Adult, and Community Education (CTACE) program.
The Grantsmanship Center will host a week long "Competing for Federal Grants" Training at the Broward MPO office from February 27-March 3. Participants must commit to a week long training session.
The Broward MPO, in partnership with the City of Oakland Park and Brightline, broke ground on construction of a Quiet Zone on the Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway tracks in Broward County on November 14th. The event was held at NE 38th Street in Oakland Park, in front of the Funky Buddha Brewery.
Building on past presentations at Construction Career Days, Broward MPO staff once again participated at the 2016 Construction Career Days at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds on October 25 and 26. MPO staff used StreetMix software to teach students about Complete Streets and the importance of designing safe streets for all users of the road. Over 500 students visited the MPO learning lab during the two day event.
On Wednesday, October 19, community members, Broward MPO staff, partner agencies, and members of the South Florida Congressional Delegation attended a celebration in honor of the Broward MPO being awarded a Transportation Investment Generation Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant for its Regional Complete Streets Initiative.