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MPO Transportation Matters

Road Impact Fee Alternatives Workshop – May 30
MPO Public Workshop
Tuesday, May 30, 9:00 a.m. – noon
Location: Vista Center, 2300 N. Jog Rd., First Floor, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
This workshop is being conducted by the Palm Beach MPO at the request of its Governing Board. The purpose is to discuss various alternatives prepared by an MPO ad-hoc committee to potentially recommend modifications to the system currently used for the collection and distribution of road impact fees charged for development throughout Palm Beach County. Any action on proposed changes would be under the direction of the Board of County Commissioners. Click to view the meeting agenda and supporting information.
FLORIDA GOVERNMENT IN THE SUNSHINE PUBLIC NOTICE: It is anticipated that multiple members of the MPO Governing Board and its advisory committees will participate, in addition to multiple members of various local governments including the Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners.

South Florida Commuter Challenge Ends May 31
Throughout May, the Florida Dept. of Transportation and its transportation partners are challenging commuters to try alternative modes of transportation to get to and from work. Sharing the ride reduces traffic congestion, improves air quality, and promotes better health for all of south Florida.
To participate, simply download the free RideFlag mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store and log your alternative mode trips through May 31. Get started at SFLCommutes.com.

Okeechobee Blvd. Corridor Public Meetings – June 12-15
A series of public meetings specific to the Okeechobee Blvd. corridor will be held in June by the City of West Palm Beach as part of its overall mobility study (WPBmobility.com). Engineers will release preliminary findings from the City’s mobility study, and the public can offer ideas for development concepts for Okeechobee Blvd. and the downtown. This four-day, interactive event will be held at teh Palm Beach County Convention Center. The public is invited to attend the following sessions:

June 12, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Kickoff public meeting to present mobility study results.
June 13-14, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Public can participate in the development of design concepts for Okeechobee Blvd. and downtown West Palm Beach.
June 15, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Work-in-progress public presentation to summarize ideas and design concepts developed with public input.

MPO Transportation Improvement Program – June 15
An initial draft of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Fiscal Years 2018-2022 was presented to the MPO Governing Board for information and discussion at their meeting of May 18. Any updates will be incorporated into a final draft to be presented to the MPO Governing Board for adoption at their meeting of June 15. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. and will be held at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center, 12th Floor Conference Room, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33401.
The TIP is a staged program encompassing a five-year period consisting of all regionally significant transportation improvements for all modes of travel in Palm Beach County. The TIP identifies transportation improvements funded by Federal, State and local sources.
Go to PalmBeachMPO.org/TIP to review the Draft TIP and offer public comments.