Welcome to Speak Up Broward!
To begin a conversation on transportation with the community, in 2013, the Broward MPO created Speak Up Broward, an interactive, multi-faceted approach to public engagement. Through Speak Up Broward, the public has ongoing opportunities to voice their opinions on the transportation system. Today, Speak up Broward has evolved to become the Broward MPO's public engagement platform.
Over the past years, Speak Up Broward has utilized creative approaches to reach a much larger audience versus traditional public meetings, such as:
- E-TownHall Meetings (televised via Beacon TV and streamed via Facebook Live)
- Social Media
- Pop-up meetings
- Community Events
- Community Workshops
- Program for Empowering People (Phase 1 only)
- Ambassador Program
- Speakers Bureau
Thanks to these tools, the MPO was able to inform the public and raise awareness of the transportation planning process and the need for additional tranportation funding.
The Broward MPO’s goal has and always will be to improve all types of transportation in all areas of Broward County, with emphasis on providing more choices to get around. Without an increased funding sources, this task continues to be challenging. The expected money that will be available in the next 25 years will not suffice to cover maintenance of the existing system as well as new projects and improvements that arise because of the growing population (see Commitment 2045). Through the Speak Up Broward effort, the MPO will continue to collaborate with those who live, work and play in Broward to ensure the planning and funding decisions made by the MPO reflect our area’s priorities.
The future success of transportation in Broward is established by voicing your opinion today.
What We're Up To
Building on past outreach efforts, Speak Up Broward is continuing to raise awareness of the importance of transportation in our community. Visit What We're Up To to explore!
Our mission is to continue engaging the public in new and creative ways so that your voice is heard We want you to stay involved with us! Check the calendar for upcoming events, visit the Speak Up Broward Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages, and check our homepage for the latest news and updates.
For More Information
Please contact Anthea Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 876-0034 to learn more about the Broward MPO and what they are working on in your community.