Transportation Planning for the Palm Beaches

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Palm Beach MPO

Palm Beach MPO


To collaboratively plan, prioritize, and fund the transportation system


A safe, efficient, and connected multimodal transportation system

What does the Palm Beach MPO do?

The Palm Beach MPO provides both long-range and short-term transportation planning for all of Palm Beach County. The MPO forecasts needs, proposes transportation system maintenance and improvements to be funded with Federal and State transportation dollars. Proposed projects and programs move through a planning process where they are prioritized and may eventually be recommended for inclusion in Federal and State transportation agency budgets such as the Florida Department of Transportation’s annual work program.

The MPO is responsible for transportation planning and programming in Palm Beach County, Florida, USA.  Each urban area in the United States has an MPO which acts as a liaison between local communities, their citizens, and the state departments of transportation (DOTs). MPOs are important because they direct how and where available state and federal dollars for transportation improvements will be spent. MPOs currently operate under MAP-21, the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (P.L. 112-141), which was signed into law by President Obama on July 6, 2012.  Below is a list of the planning factors which guide the MPOs' efforts:

Planning factors:

  1. Support the economic vitality of the metropolitan area, especially by enabling global competitiveness, productivity, and efficiency;
  2. Increase the safety of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users;
  3. Increase the security of the transportation system for motorized and non-motorized users
  4. Increase the accessibility and mobility options available to people and for freight;
  5. Protect and enhance the environment, promote energy conservation, and improve quality of life;
  6. Enhance the integration and connectivity of the transportation system, across and between modes, for people and freight;
  7. Promote efficient system management and operation;
  8. Emphasize the preservation of the existing transportation system

Five-Year Strategic Plan

Click to review the Palm Beach MPO 5-Year Strategic Plan (adopted July 2016)

The two main products of the MPO are the Long Range Transportation Plan and the Transportation Improvement Program.

Click to review the Interlocal Agreement entered into on October 9, 2015 for creation of the Palm Beach MPO.

The Palm Beach MPO consists of the following Boards and Committees:

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