SCTPO E-News September 15, 2016

Statewide Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council Meeting to be Held in Cocoa Beach

The The Space Coast TPO will host the quarterly meeting of the Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) on October 6, 2016 at 3:00 PM in Cocoa Beach at the Double Tree by Hilton. The MPOAC assists MPOs in carrying out the urbanized area transportation planning process by serving as the principal forum for collective policy discussion.

Topics for the October meeting are to include:

  • Space Port Master Plan presentation
  • All Aboard Florida presentation

The agendas will be posted on the MPOAC website.

Walk to School Day 2016

On October 5th Brevard students will join millions of students around the world in participating International Walk to School Day. Traditionally, Brevard Schools have the one of the highest percentages of schools participating.  As part of the 20 Year Celebration the Space Coast TPO has joined the Mayor’s Challenger for Safer People Safer, Safer Streets and has challenged local elected officials to get out and participate in a Walk to School Day event. Parents, to find out if your child’s school is participating contact the school directly. If you find out they are not planning an event, volunteer to organize one.  To find out more about Walk to School Day visit  Walk Bike to School.

Heads Start Students Learn Pedestrian Safety

The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization is partnering with Brevard District  Schools to teach Pedestrian Safety to all Brevard Headstart students. Headstart is a Federally funded pre-kindergarten program that prepares young children for school. The grant that funds Headstart requires students have lessons in pedestrian safety within the first 30 days of the school year. Students are taught to always walk with an adult, stop at the edge before crossing and to look left, right, left for vehicles. Bus safety is also included in the lesson and students learn how to safely board the school bus.

TPO Board Summary of Actions

The Space Coast TPO Board met on September 8, 2016. The main Agenda Items Discussed were:

  • Adoption RE: Central Florida MPO Alliance 2017 Regional Project Priorities
  • Adoption RE: 2017 Transportation Project Priorities
  • Adoption RE: RES 17-02, FY 17 Operating Budget
  • Appointment to General Planning Consultant Selection Committee
  • Update RE: Viera Boulevard Interchange

The meeting video and the summary of actions are now posted for review.

Upcoming Meetings 

BPTAC – September 19, 2016 – 5:30 PM – Viera Government Center, Bldg B, Magnolia room
TAC/CAC – October 7, 2016 – 9:30 AM – In the Department of Health Posey room
TPO – October 13, 2016 – 9:00 AM – In the Department of Health Posey room