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"Eyes on the Future” Workshops...
One of the critical steps in the development of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is the identification of needed improvements to Miami-Dade County’s transportation system, known as a “Needs Plan”.
The Needs Plan can include a range of projects such as new public transportation services and the need to add lanes to existing roads, as well as less expensive solutions that can include modification(s) of existing roads and increased service on the existing public transportation system. Upcoming Workshops in April/May 2014 will include an opportunity for participants to evaluate the proposed improvements and identify other needed enhancements to be considered in the 2040 LRTP. So, get involved by attending a Needs Plan Workshop. Check the dates and times here.
Downtown Miami Intermodal Terminal Study...

This study recommended a new site in Downtown Miami to concentrate all transit services in one location. In coordination with our transportation partners and the private sector, the proposed terminal will be integrated with the future All Aboard Florida (AAF) and Tri-Rail Coastal Link proposed services. It also made recommendations for the construction of a parking garage for AAF, the relocation of the Carol Glassman-Donaldson Day Care Center, a new Bike and Pedestrian Plaza, as well as the closing of NW 1st Street between NW 1st and 2nd Avenues to create a Transit/Pedestrian Mall. Over six alternatives were considered and analyzed.

Read more about the study here.

Staff Participates in the Southeast Freight Conference...
From March 3rd through 6th staff participated in the Institute for Trade and Transportation Studies (ITTS) 2014 Conference in Tampa, Florida. The ITTS Conference dealt with freight transportation topics such as:
  • Foreign Trade Zones, Foreign Direct Investments, site selections, and industrial properties
  • Federal Transportation Policy: MAP-21 Reauthorization and the potential of the new MAP-22 Bill
  • Role of Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in Freight and Logistics
  • Performance metrics and managing transportation systems

2nd Beach Corridor Policy Executive Committee (PEC) Meeting Held...

The Miami-Dade MPO is conducting the Beach Corridor Transit Connection Study in partnership with Miami-Dade County, the City of Miami, City of Miami Beach, Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and the Florida Department of Transportation. At its second meeting, the Policy Executive Committee (PEC) discussed the screening and refinements to various alignment options, reviewed updated capital/operating cost estimates for each alternative, and discussed the potential of applying for a federal TIGER Grant to help fund the next project development phase.

The PEC is chaired by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and comprised of elected officials: City of Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, City of Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, and MPO Board Members Bruno A. Barreiro and Xavier L. Suarez.

See the presentation here.

We want your comments...

To help shape transportation planning in Miami-Dade County, the following two major MPO documents are available for the general public to provide feedback:

Send your comments directly to Elizabeth Rockwell at erock@miamidade.gov.

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