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For Immediate Release:
October 19, 2017
Media Contact:
Christopher Ferreira
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Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) approves resolution prioritizing North and South Dade Transitway Corridors

MIAMI-DADE – The Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) Governing Board on Oct. 19 unanimously approved a resolution directing the Executive Director of the TPO to take the necessary steps to advance the North and South Dade Transitway Corridors of the Strategic Miami Area Rapid Transit (SMART) Plan to Priority 1 in the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and the Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP).

The TPO Fiscal Priorities Committee, chaired by Commissioner Dennis C. Moss, had previously created the financial framework for the SMART Plan corridors, which was adopted by the full TPO Governing Board.

“It is a great day in Miami-Dade County. We have taken a great step toward giving our residents the North and South corridors that were promised many years ago. I applaud my colleagues for unanimously passing the resolution,” Chairman Bovo said.

The TPO Governing Board is comprised of 13 Miami-Dade County Commissioners, eight elected officials representing the eight municipalities with a population over 50,000, four gubernatorial appointments representing Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX), Miami-Dade County School Board, any municipality within the county and a non-elected official residing in unincorporated Miami-Dade County.