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December 6, 2013



Transportation in Transition
U.S. Public Interest Research Group - Americans’ transportation habits have changed. The average American drives 7.6 percent fewer miles today than when per-capita driving peaked in 2004. A review of data from the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Transit Administration and Census Bureau for America’s 100 most populous urbanized areas – which are home to over half of the nation’s population – shows that the decline in per-capita driving has taken place in a wide variety of regions. From 2006 to 2011, the average number of miles driven per resident fell in almost three-quarters of America’s largest urbanized areas for which up-to-date and accurate data are available. Most urbanized areas have also seen increases in public transit use and bicycle commuting and decreases in the share of households owning a car. Read the full report Here.

The findings of this national report are in line with transportation trends in Brevard. Check out our Annual State of the System (SOS) Report to find out more about the current transportation trends in Brevard.

Titusville to Edgewater Bike Loop PD&E Study Website
The proposed Titusville to Edgewater  Loop is intended to provide a  connection between the existing and proposed trail heads in Titusville and Edgewater which are associated with the East Central Regional Rail Trail and is envisioned to be a potential national destination for both recreational and experienced trail users. We will evaluate alternatives that include a combination of a separate trail facility or the addition of sidewalks / bike lanes, where feasible. We will develop and evaluate potential alternative routes which would provide trail users (such as experienced bicyclists) a scenic opportunity through existing natural areas such the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Canaveral National Seashore, the Indian River Lagoon and the Mosquito Lagoon, among others.

Visit www.titusvilletoedgewatertrail.com to learn more and get involved!



Public Participation Plan Update
Public involvement remains an integral function of program operations during the development of TPO work products, Board meetings and day-to-day functions. Every three years staff reviews and updates the Plan

The Draft Public Participation Plan is now posted on the TPO website. All comments and suggestions must be received by December 12, 2013.

FDOT Work program Public Hearing Announcement
District Five District-wide Work Program Public Hearing
Date and Time: December 11, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Location: Florida Department of Transportation, District Five Office Building, 719 South Woodland Boulevard, Cypress A & B Conference Rooms, DeLand, Florida 32720
The Department will also provide an option for the public to attend the District-wide Work Program Public Hearing on December 11, 2013 through access of a webinar. A webinar link will be provided on the Department's Work Program Website: www.D5WPPH.com/2013.

Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization - Public Information Meeting
Date and Time: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 9:00 am
Location: Brevard County Government Center, 2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C, 3rd Floor Florida Room, Melbourne, Florida 32940

The purpose of this Public information Meeting is to consider the Department’s Tentative Five Year Work Program for Fiscal Years 2014/2015 through 2018/2019 and consider making any changes to the program.

Meetings and Agendas

Upcoming Meetings:
TAC/CAC Meeting: Monday, December 9, 2013, 10:00 AM - Agenda
TPO Meeting: Thursday, December 12, 2013, 9:00 AM - Agenda
CTST Meeting: Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 9:00 AM
BPTAC Meeting: No meeting this month

Meeting Locations:
All meetings (unless otherwise noted) take place at the Brevard County Government Center located at:
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way, Building C
Viera, FL 32940

TAC/CAC: Space Coast Room, second floor.

TPO: Florida Room, third floor.

CTST: Atlantic Room, third floor.

BPTAC: Building B, Magnolia Room, first floor.



From the Space Coast TPO!

The TPO Office will be Closed On the Following Days for the Holidays:

December 16th for a Staff Retreat

December 23-25 for Christmas

December 31st and January 1st for New Years


2014 Meeting Calendar

Download our 2014 meeting calendar or our Google Calendar to view scheduled meetings in 2014.


Holiday Helmets

With the Holiday Season upon us the SCTPO is pleased t offer helmets to community groups that are providing bicycles to children in need. Thanks to Florida Bicycle Pedestrian Resource Center the SCTPO has helmets available for groups to give with the bicycles. Receiving helmets from the SCTPO allows these groups to buy additional toys for the children. Please contact Kim Smith
at 321-690-6890 for more information.