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Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan 

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a regularly scheduled Public Meeting of the MPO Governing Board at which adoption of Amendment #3 to the MPO’s 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) will be considered after public input. The MPO Governing Board meeting will be held at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 12th Floor conference room, at 9:00 AM on May 18, 2017. The address is 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401. Florida’s Turnpike staff members will make a presentation as background for the proposed amendment
 
Purpose of Amendment #3:
Amendment #3 incorporates proposed projects for the widening and implementation of managed express lanes along Florida’s Turnpike from the Palm Beach/ Broward County line north to Indiantown Road in Jupiter. Express lanes are a type of managed lane where congestion is managed with pricing, access, eligibility and dynamic tolling. Express lanes are implemented to address existing congestion, enhance transit services, accommodate future regional growth and development, enhance hurricane and other emergency evacuation and improve system connectivity between key limited access facilities. When express lanes begin to reach their capacity, the toll is increased to discourage drivers from entering the lanes. This allows the express lanes to maintain a certain level of trip reliability. The Florida Department of Transportation has several express lane systems either in operation, under construction or proposed. 

View Amendment #3:

Offer public comments regarding Amendment #3:

  • Click here to enter comments using an online form through May 16, 2017

  • Mail or deliver comments to the MPO office address listed above by May 16, 2017

  • Complete a comment card at the MPO Governing Board meeting on May 18, 2017, to indicate a desire to speak on the agenda item. The meeting location and time are listed above.

Requests for special meeting accommodations:

Pease call the MPO office at 561.684.4170 with any questions. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should call 561.684.4143 or email MBooth@PalmBeachMPO.org at least 5 business days in advance of the meeting. Hearing impaired individuals are requested to telephone the Florida Relay System at #711. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. 

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The MPO Board adopted the Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) at a public meeting held October 16, 2014, after a 30-day public review.

Click to view/ download the Directions 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP):

  • Executive Summary
  • Main Document and Appendices (Updated with Amendments #1 and #2)
  • Amendment #1 (adopted Sep. 17, 2015)
  • Amendment #2 (adopted 2-18-2016)  LRTP Amendment #2 addresses three corrective actions identified in the report resulting from the 2015 Federal Certification Review for the Miami Urbanized Area which includes Palm Beach County.  Amendment #2 demonstrates linkage between planning and environmental mitigation strategies, including phasing for cost feasible projects, and including financial constraint information for the first five years of the LRTP.  

Click to view/ download the 2040 Cost Feasible Model Volumes

Background:
Produced by the Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and updated every five years, the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) sets the framework for a balanced and forward thinking transportation system.

The Directions 2040 Plan is an update to plan to the year 2040. Formulated over a two-year process, it maps out the next 25 years of state and federal transportation system investments in Palm Beach County. It provides for investments in new transportation services and improvements such as premium transit service; new mass transit lines; major roadway improvements and new interchanges; new bicycle facilities, sidewalks, and multi-use paths; new vehicular and pedestrian bridges.  The overall goal of the Directions 2040 Plan is to ensure a transportation system that remains accessible to all regardless of income, age, or physical ability, while feeding into the economic viability of Palm Beach County.

The Directions 2040 LRTP will also coordinate with the 2040 Southeast Florida Regional Transportation Plan (RTP).  For more information on the RTP which addresses regional transportation projects and issues throughout Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade counties, visit www.SEFTC.org.

 

Previously Adopted 2035 LRTP

Click for the superseded 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

 

 

 

 

 

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