Miami-Dade MPO receives “Award of Excellence”...
The Miami-Dade MPO’s “Miami-Dade 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan” has been selected for an Award of Excellence in the 14th Annual Planning Awards by the Gold Coast Section of the American Planning Association. Plan innovations include:
- There was a concerted effort to reach Millennials, which included interactive meetings at local college campuses.
- “Blocks & Ribbons” public involvement exercise that provided a 3-D interactive medium for participants to visualize population and employment growth, and to provide transportation solutions within limited funding.
- Interactive survey technology was utilized at public involvement meetings to gauge sentiment regarding mobility issues and challenges facing Miami-Dade County.
- The Mobility Needs Assessment Tool (MNAT) was developed with a study preceding the LRTP update process to provide a corridor level mobility assessment tool.
- Financial Set-Asides were made for Non-Motorized, Congestion Management, and Freight specific projects.
- Emphasis was made on improving freight movement and freight intermodal connections between PortMiami, Miami International Airport, and the regional transportation network.
- Highlights several “illustrative” projects, which are projects that may be included in the 20-year plan time frame if additional financial resources become available.
- For a select few of the illustrative projects, P-3 could be a project delivery mechanism whereby the private sector may help speed up implementation by participating in financing, design/build, and operations & maintenance (O&M).
Miami Lakes Greenways and Trails Master Plan
The Miami Lakes Greenways and Trails Master Plan complements the Town’s Comprehensive Master Plan vision to create safe and convenient non-motorized transportation to connect communities, recreational parks, schools, office parks, and businesses. When implemented, the Plan will provide a network of off-road shared use paths (for bicycling, walking, in-line skating, etc.), as well as a network of on-road facilities including bike lanes on major thoroughfares and neighborhood greenways on low-speed, low-volume streets.
Supporting the “Drive Safe Krome Avenue” Campaign
Along with local law enforcement agencies and municipalities, the Miami-Dade MPO is actively supporting the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) “Drive Safe Krome Avenue” campaign. Education efforts will be focused on the traveling public who use Krome Avenue through extensive media availabilities and community outreach events along the corridor and throughout the County. Take the aggressive driving quiz now.
Miami Regional Intermodal Plan
The Miami Regional Intermodal Plan (MRIP) is the result of studying a subarea of the City for potential transportation facility improvements and enhancements. The entire study area lies within the Concurrency Exception Area and is bounded by the Miami River to the north, Brickell Avenue (SR-5/US-1) to the east, SW 8 Street to the south, and NW 57 Avenue to the west.
Safety Studies at Municipal High Crash Locations report available
The Miami-Dade County Public Works and Waste Management Department (PWWM) Traffic Engineering Division (TED) undertook this traffic safety study based on a contract with the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The objective of this study is to identify traffic safety concerns and to recommend countermeasures to improve the operational safety of twenty (20) high-crash locations within municipalities countywide. The top 20 crash locations countywide were identified for the study period from 2011 through 2013.
Miami-Dade MPO Executive Director set to retire
Irma San Roman, Miami-Dade MPO Executive Director, retired October 31, 2014 after 35 years with Miami-Dade County. Irma has spent her entire career dedicated to planning the transportation system in the county. With her creativity and open-mind, she supported and led the implementation of many transportation projects benefiting our community.
She began her career in transportation with the Miami-Dade MPO in October 1986 where she advanced through the ranks as a Special Projects Administrator to Executive Director. She was the first female to lead the organization since its inception in 1977. While still serving as MPO Deputy Director she was called on, by the County Manager, to step in to temporarily lead a Citizens Independent Transportation Trust to guide the use of the funds from a half penny sales tax approved by the voters.
Under her leadership, the MPO moved to another level of “planning to reality”; helping along planning ideas to become real projects. Her work has been recognized at the local, regional, state, and national levels. Finally, with her guidance, the MPO Governing Board has approved a series of incisive transportation planning studies and adopted sets of both 5-year projects, as well as long range projects, to meet the unique transportation needs of the community now and into the future.
“Irma’s experience and expertise proved instrumental in placing our MPO Governing Board in a dynamic position to react to the changing needs of our community while finding innovative solutions to countywide transportation issues. I applaud her for an exemplary tenure as Executive Director of the Miami-Dade MPO and wish her much continued success.” – MPO Governing Board Chairwoman Rebeca Sosa.
The Miami-Dade County 2040 LRTP is adopted
We want to thank everyone who helped shape our 2040 LRTP over the past two years! We have created a video for you to watch (see link below) explaining exactly how your comments will affect Miami-Dade County's transportation system's future.
Town of Cutler Bay Transportation Master Plan
This master plan update strives to review the existing plan and incorporate citizens concerns reported over the past five years. In the process, existing conditions were documented by the collection of new data. The plan has resulted in the recommendation of an entirely new project bank which prioritized all of the pending projects and removed completed projects. This is the initial planning phase in the development of a multimodal transportation capital improvement plan.
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Calendar of Meetings & Events
|Miami-Dade County Local Coordinating Board (LCB)|
|Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)|
|MPO Governing Board|
|Transp. Planning Technical Advisory Comm. (TPTAC)|
|Transportation Aesthetics Review Committee (TARC)|
|MPO Governing Board Workshop|
|Transportation Planning Council (TPC)|
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