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November 4, 2013

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Florida's Future Corridors: East Central Florida Corridor Task Force
On Friday November 1st Governor Rick Scott signed an Executive Order creating the East Central Florida Corridor Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to evaluate and develop recommendations on transportation, environment, and land use planning for portions of Brevard, Orange, and Osceola counties.

Governor Scott said, "It is important that we take a responsible, long-term look at how we plan statewide and regional transportation corridors. The East Central Florida Corridor Task Force will review and develop transportation plans that will allow this region to create more private sector jobs for Florida families and improve connectivity for people and freight while preserving Florida's critical natural resources and agricultural lands."

The Task Force is part of a broader statewide Future Corridors effort to coordinate future land uses and the supporting transportation network, and will serve a pilot planning effort to be tested and evaluated for use in other future corridor planning efforts statewide.  Major transportation corridors and protection of the state's unique environmental and agricultural resources are critical to the state's economic competitiveness and quality of life over the next 50 years.  The Task Force will build upon a regional vision supported by an analysis of land use, mobility, economic, environmental, and community issues in the study area. View The Full Press Release

Responsive Traffic Signals save Brevard motorists time, money and fuel
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Motorists spend less time on the road and spend less money on fuel as a result of 114 traffic-responsive signal controls installed along nine major roadways in Brevard County, according to a cost-benefit analysis conducted by Lassiter Transportation Group Inc.

The Intelligent Traffic System, designed to alleviate traffic jams, cut down on environmental pollution and reduce accident rates, saves motorists in the county an estimated $24.9 million annually in time and fuel costs, according to the engineering and planning analysis of cost and benefit. Read The Full Press Release

Brevard 2040 Symposium Success!
The Brevard 2040 Transportation Symposium was held on October 3rd and was a huge success! We had 83 participants and we received a tremendous amount of great feedback and input.

The video recording and the materials presented at the symposium are now on the SpaceCoast2040.com website. The recording of the symposium is also airing periodically on Space Coast Government Television which is channel 99 or 199 for subscribers to Bright House Networks.

The information that was gathered will be incorporated in the development of several future scenarios for our 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. Once developed, these scenarios will then help identify transportation improvements that will be needed in the future.

An Open House will be held in January for public review and comment on the scenarios. Notices will be posted when the date, time, and location are set.

We look forward to your continued involvement in the development of our 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan.

Announcements

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: Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 10:00 AM - Agenda
TPO Meeting: Thursday, November 14, 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.

 

2013 Brevard Epilepsy Walk

On October 26, 2013 TPO staff assisted with the 2013 Epilepsy Association of Central Florida (EACF) Epilepsy Walk. The EACF donates thousands of bicycle helmets every year to our bicycle/pedestrian education program to help prevent head injuries that could lead to seizures in children.

The Event Was a HUGE Success!See more pictures of the event on our Facebook Page

 

Governor Rick Scott Attends Rail Trail Groundbreaking


There was a great turnout for the Ground Breaking Ceremony for the East Central Florida Regional Rail Trail in Titusville on October 22nd. Governor Rick Scott was there to show his support for the project. Thank you to everyone that attended! Learn more about the rail trail in this Article from Florida Today

Port Canaveral Exploration Tower
Grand Opening!

2013 Meeting Calendars

Transportation Planning Organization

Technical and Citizen's Advisory Committees

Bicycle Pedestrian and Trails Advisory Committee

Community Traffic Safety Team