Speak Up Broward Corridor

95 Express North of Broward Boulevard

95 Express North of Broward Boulevard

Possible extension of managed lanes further north from Broward Boulevard into Palm Beach County will be explored by the Florida Department of Transportation at such time as demand warrants. Extension of the 95 Express could include two high capacity lanes in either direction with limited access points to provide service similar to the 95 Express currently connecting commuters and express buses south into downtown Miami. Further study is anticipated to prepare for future need on this corridor.

Broward Boulevard Corridor Transit Study

Broward Boulevard Corridor Transit Study

Broward Boulevard is a critical east/west connection between downtown Fort Lauderdale and the communities of Plantation, Lauderhill, Fort Lauderdale, and a large unincorporated area east of State Road 7 and west of I-95. The corridor passes through a mix of land uses ranging from the Central Business District in downtown Fort Lauderdale and commercial and office land uses east of Interstate 95 to the suburban retail and residential uses west of State Road 7. This study explores ways to improve transit service along Broward and focuses on potential transit improvements on the 8-mile section from Pine Island Road to US 1 (Federal Highway) in the next 2-3 years. Specifically, the purpose of the Broward Boulevard Corridor short-term improvements is to: increase corridor transit mobility; increase corridor transit ridership; increase access to transit (bicycle, pedestrian, vehicular); and improve quality of transit service. FDOT, Broward County Transit (BCT), South Florida Regional Transportation Authority (SFRTA) and the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization (Broward MPO) have also been exploring options to provide premium/higher capacity transit service to downtown Fort Lauderdale (known as the Central Broward East-West Transit Study) which will determine the long-term transit service in the corridor. VISIT WEBSITE

Central Broward East-West Transit Study

Central Broward East-West Transit Study

The Central Broward East-West Transit Study is being conducted by the FDOT in cooperation with its partners: Broward County Transit, South Florida Regional Transportation Authority and Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization to develop a premium transit service in Central Broward from Sunrise to Downtown Fort Lauderdale. The project would be designed to improve travel time to encourage more people to use transit and reduce traffic congestion and improve our air quality. The project would also support economic development along the corridor. VISIT WEBSITE

Hollywood/Pines Livability and Congestion Management Study

Hollywood/Pines Livability and Congestion Management Study

With a focus on multimodal transportation, this study is the Broward MPO’s first combined congestion management and livability planning project. This project combines planning principals concerning the inter-relationships between land use and transportation planning for near-term mobility improvements including mobility hubs, or points of connection between travel modes and routes. Review of the location of multimodal infrastructure (transit stations, signals, pedestrian and bikeway improvements, etc.), street connectivity, land use designations, and redevelopment guidelines will provide the model for implementing the “complete streets” concepts of providing transportation infrastructure for all users of the system while improving mobility throughout Broward. VISIT WEBSITE

Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Corridor Study

Oakland Park Boulevard Transit Corridor Study

Oakland Park Boulevard is a major east-west roadway in the central portion of Broward, providing access to major employment and shopping centers, as well as to education, civic, recreational, and health related opportunities. People use Oakland Park Boulevard for many of their trips by walking, biking, car, or bus. In fact, Broward County Transit’s Route 72 on Oakland Park Boulevard is the busiest east-west route, with nearly 9,000 riders boarding its buses daily. With so many transit riders in the corridor and the potential for more people to use the service, the FDOT, in partnership with BCT, the Broward MPO and SFRTA, has initiated a transit corridor study to: achieve high quality, high capacity premium transit service; enhance the passenger and/or pedestrian experience; improve transit service reliability and travel time; and encourage transit oriented development. VISIT WEBSITE

South US 1 Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Improvement Study

Current BCT local bus service (Route 1) and Breeze limited stop service for this corridor experience high ridership, but unfortunately face some of the worst traffic congestion during peak times. This study will identify near-term premium transit improvements for the transit service that connects the transfer terminal located at Broward and 1st Street south to the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and then to south to the Aventura Mall. The study goals are to improve transit travel time, service reliability and passenger experience within available funding while encouraging associated transit-oriented development along the corridor.

State Road 7 Livability and Congestion Management Study – Sample Road to the Golden Glades Interchange

Examination of short-term mobility improvements will be conducted for the southern extent of State Road 7 south to the Golden Glades Interchange in Miami-Dade. It is expected that the Broward MPO will oversee the study. A solicitation for consultant services is expected before the end of 2013.

State Road 7 Mobility Study – Sample Road to Glades Road

The FDOT is conducting a Project Development and Environment Study for State Road 7 between Sample Road (State Road 834) in Broward County and Glades Road (State Road 808) in Palm Beach County. The primary focus of the project is the development of operational and capacity improvement alternatives along State Road 7 to support future premium transit, including multimodal/premium transit alternatives and bicycle/pedestrian accommodations.

Tri-Rail Coastal Link (formerly South Florida East Coast Corridor Study)

Tri-Rail Coastal Link

The Tri-Rail Coastal Link project would reintroduce commuter passenger service along an 85-mile stretch of the Florida East Coast Railway between downtown Miami and Jupiter. It would connect 28 historic coastal communities along the densely populated corridor which runs through eastern Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. In May 2013, a Memorandum of Understanding was executed among all partners in the study (FDOT, SFRTA, the three MPOs, Southeast Florida Transportation Council, South Florida Regional Planning Council, Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council, and Florida Rail Enterprise). FDOT who is managing the Project Development study anticipates this phase will begin before the end of 2013. A Steering Committee is established which includes Technical, Financial, and Outreach subcommittees. Coordination among partner agencies and All Aboard Florida will be a crucial element of success for this important project. SFRTA is anticipated to be the operator of service for both the South Florida Rail Corridor (on which Tri-Rail currently operates) and the Florida East Coast Railway with a crossover planned in Pompano Beach and possibly West Palm Beach. VISIT WEBSITE

University Drive Mobility Improvements Planning Study

University Drive Mobility Improvements Planning Study

The University Drive Mobility Improvements Planning Study is one of a series of transportation planning studies being conducted by the Broward MPO. University Drive is one of Broward’s most critical north-south transportation corridors. This study explores a number of transportation improvement options for all users of the road based on the known challenges of heavy traffic congestion, limited convenient transit options, and a lack of safe and continuous sidewalks and bicycle facilities. VISIT WEBSITE

For More Information

Please contact Christopher Ryan at (954) 876-0036 or ryanc@browardmpo.org to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.