DRAFT Document Available for Public Review and Comment: 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
Notice of Public Meeting on Oct. 16 to Consider Adoption of the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
The public is encouraged to review and provide comments to the MPO on the DRAFT - Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), prior to adoption by the MPO Board at a regularly scheduled Public Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014. The meeting begins at 9:00 AM and will be held at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 301 N. Olive Ave., 12th Floor-McEaddy Conference Room, West Palm Beach, FL 33411. The public may review, ask questions and offer comments at or prior to the Public Meeting. It is anticipated that updates to the draft may be made during the review process. Click for more information.
MPO Job Openings:
The MPO has two current job openings, and links to the job descriptions are posted below.
To apply for either position, go to http://www.pbcgov.org/humanresources/recruitment/
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) Public Meeting
Effective July 1, 2014, the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) assumed responsibilities for the Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB) acting as the Designated Official Planning Agency for Palm Beach County under the Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged. All members of the public are invited to attend quarterly meetings and will be given an opportunity to make public comments.
Next Meeting: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 9:30 AM
Meeting Location: Palm Tran Connection
50 South Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Click here for the meeting agendas and backup information, meeting minutes and audio recordings, complete meeting schedule and additional information. For questions, please contact the MPO at 684-4170.
Joint Committee Workshop Held August 14, 2014
All members of the three Palm Beach MPO committees were invited to participate in a joint public workshop related to the Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan, currently being developed. The workshop was advertised a week in advance on this website. The MPO committees include the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Bicycles-Greenways-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BGPAC). Meeting agenda and backup information.
New Pantano Trail Now Open West of Jupiter
The Pantano Trail - west of Jupiter - opened on August 5, 2014, for hikers, bicyclists and equestrians. More than 65 attended the opening ceremony, many riding horses and bicycles. The Pantano Trail is accessible from Riverbend Park on the south side of Indiantown Road, west of I-95. This first phase of the Pantano Trail was constructed and will be maintained by Palm Beach County's Environmental Resources Management. Click for more information.
Take a Brief Transportation Survey at www.PalmBeachMPO.org/survey
Take a brief transportation survey to influence future investments of federal and state tax dollars for all transportation modes. Propose locations for new sidewalks or bike facilities along major roadways and suggest improvements to relieve traffic congestion or increase use of public transit. Complete the survey online at www.PalmBeachMPO.org/survey or request printed copies in English or Spanish from Malissa Booth at MBooth@PalmBeachMPO.org or 561-684-4143. What will Palm Beach County look like in the future? Public input will influence the next update of the MPO's Long Range Transportation Plan - named Directions 2040. Click here to learn more.
Greenways/ Trails Regional Map Series
On March 20, the Palm Beach MPO hosted a seven-county regional workshop to seek additional public input for a Regional Greenways & Trails map series being developed for Southeast Florida. A third and final workshop is anticipated for the summer. Updated versions of the draft maps below will be posted prior to the final workshop along with a summary of the March 20 workshop. Those encouraged to participate include local residents, user groups, business owners, and agency staff from metropolitan/transportation planning organizations and other agencies and local governments from the region covering Indian River County to Monroe County. Please contact Bret Baronak with a request to be included on the workshop announcement: BBaronak@PalmBeachMPO.org or call 561-684-4170. The project includes identification of facilities for hiking, cycling, equestrians, paddling trails and other destinations of interest. Workshops include a review of greenways and trails criteria for inclusion in the project; a review of maps including types and status of facilities, paddling trails (aka "blueways"), facilities for equestrians, off-road facilities, key regional destinations (parks, boat ramps, sites of interest.) Comments and suggested revisions may be made via email to BBaronak@PalmBeachMPO.org.
Greenways & Trails Maps
Status of Facilities-Palm Beach County
Status of Facilities-Regional
Multi-Use and Hiking-Palm Beach County
Multi-Use and Hiking-Regional
Land Trails Opportunities-Palm Beach County
Land Trails Opportunities-Regional