The Broward MPO will hold three meetings to give the opportunity for members of the community to provide input on the draft FY 2016-17/2020-21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP is the MPO's 5 year work plan, and serves as a comprehensive list of the transportation projects happening in Broward County.
The Fiscal Year 2017 U.S. House of Representatives Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations Bill includes $11.01 million dollars for the downtown Fort Lauderdale Wave Streetcar as part of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Small Starts Budget.
The MPO worked with students from Deerfield Beach High School to teach the next generation about transportation planning and the role of the MPO in our community. The partnership culminated with a visit to the MPO from the students on Tuesday May 17, where students participated in an exercise on planning the future of the Cypress Creek Mobility Hub.
The MPO has submitted a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) Grant to the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its Regional Complete Streets Initiative. If awarded, the grant would help fund $19.1 million dollars worth of bike and pedestrian improvements in the cities of Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Oakland Park, and Pompano Beach.
At Thursday’s Broward MPO Board Meeting, the Board voted in favor of moving forward with the outline of a plan to place a penny sales tax referendum on the November ballot. This would allow the voters of Broward to vote on increasing the sales tax by one percent to pay for transportation improvements throughout the region.
The Broward MPO is hiring a transportation planner, preferably someone with Transportation Disadvantaged experience. This is professional and technical planning work assisting with major MPO programs, projects or plans such as: long range, short range and regional transportation planning; transportation improvement programming; congestion management and corridor planning; multimodal planning; transportation land use planning; and administrative support to meet other state and federal requirements.