September 2015 SCTPO eNews

DRAFT 2040 LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT

The Draft 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) is now available for review and comment. Comments are accepted through October 7, 2015 and should be made to Steven Bostel at 321-690-6890 or by email. The full Plan will be presented at the October 8, 2015 TPO Board meeting for adoption.

Download the Draft 2040 LRTP and visit the LRTP webpage for more information.


TPO BOARD TO VOTE ON ADOPTION OF INTELLIGENT TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM MASTER PLAN

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On September 9, the TPO Board will vote on adoption of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan. Through effective use of technology, Intelligent Transportation Systems improve traffic flow, safety, air quality and fuel efficiency. The ITS Master Plan outlines a strategy for development and maintenance of Brevard County’s ITS network.

Download the Draft Final ITS Report and visit the ITS webpage to learn more. Comments should be made to Steven Bostel at 321-690-6890 or by email.


PATHWAYS PROJECT GAINING MOMENTUM

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The Pathways Project is an effort to develop an interactive guide to Brevard’s trails, waterways, sidewalks, bike lanes and unique outdoor adventures. The SCTPO has set aside funding for this project and staff has been meeting with community partners to gather feedback.

Interested partners may choose to attend one of two informational meetings:

Wednesday, September 15
8:30 to 10:30 am
City of Cocoa Council Chambers
65 Stone Street
Cocoa, FL 32922

Thursday, September 16
2:30 to 4:30 pm
City of West Melbourne Council Chambers
2285 Minton Road
West Melbourne, FL 32904

September Partner Meetings Flyer

In addition, a workshop has been scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am to Noon at the Bill Posey Conference Center in the Florida Department of Health, 2555 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Viera, FL 32940.

October Workshop Flyer

The goals of the workshop are to determine:

  • What does the community want in an online pathway guide?
  • Where are the current pathways?
  • How can we promote our pathways?

Interested individuals and organizations should RSVP to Katrina Morrell at 321-690-6890 or by email.


TRAFFIC DATA COLLECTION RFP NOW OPEN

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Traffic Count Data Collection proposals are currently being accepted until 2 pm on Thursday, September 10, 2015. Interested parties should download the RFP Package for full details. More information is also available on the SCTPO website.

Questions should be directed to Laura Carter at 321-690-6890 or by email.


UPCOMING MEETINGS

Tuesday, September 8, 9:30 to 11:30 am, Technical and Citizens Advisory Committees
Thursday, September 10, 9 to 11 am, TPO Governing Board
Tuesday, September 15, 8:30 to 10:30 am, Pathways Project Information Meeting
Wednesday, September 16, 2:30 to 4:30 pm, Pathways Project Information Meeting
Monday, September 21, 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Bicycle, Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee
Wednesday, September 23, 9 to 11 am, Community Traffic Safety Team and Traffic Incident Management Team Meeting
Thursday, October 15, 8:30 am to Noon, Pathways Project Partners Workshop


CORRIDOR STUDIES UNDERWAY

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A number of kickoff meetings have been held recently in the new FDOT Corridors Planning Program. In this Program, higher volume roadways that did not meet Complete Streets criteria are assessed. The focus is on understanding the underlying problem and then identifying possible solutions.

Corridors in this Program include:

  • Eau Gallie Boulevard (Bridge to SR A1A)
  • Fiske Boulevard (Barnes to SR 520)
  • Garden Street (West of I-95 to US 1)
  • SR 3 (Fortenberry to Grant)
  • SR 520 (US 1 to the Causeway)
  • US 1 (Laurel Place to Indian River Avenue)
  • Sarno Road (Wickham to US 1)
  • Banana River Drive/Pinetree Drive (Mathers Bridge to SR A1A)

Learn more by visiting the Corridor Studies webpage.


WALK TO SCHOOL DAY IS OCTOBER 7

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International Walk to School Day is October 7. Students from more than 40 countries walk or bike to school on the same day. Contact your school to see if they participate or check out the event website for more information.

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