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The Process

The Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) is a formal partnership of the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) within the US Census designated Miami Urbanized Area (UZA). The Miami urbanized area, as first defined following the 2000 U.S. census, encompasses parts of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties. The Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) are designated to serve this urbanized area. They responded to the potential of consolidating into a single MPO by committing to implement a coordinated planning effort resulting in, but not limited to:

  • Regional long range transportation plans covering the tri-county region
  • Regional project prioritization and selection processes
  • Regional public involvement process
  • Performance measures to assess the effectiveness of regional coordination

SEFTC facilitates transportation planning by engaging the public and fostering strong partnerships between the three MPOs with other agencies, local governments, and communities. One of  SEFTC’s most important responsibilities is developing and implementing its Regional Transportation Plan (RTP) in coordination with other regional and local plans, while moving toward an agreed-upon vision for transportation in South Florida. This plan is updated every five years to adapt to population changes of the region. Steps involved in developing the 2040 RTP range from goal setting to selection and prioritization of projects for inclusion in a financially feasible plan.

 

Many of the projects included in the RTP will advance into the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a staged 5-year program of prioritized transportation projects updated annually, and consistent with each MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). Major projects that eventually make their way into a future TIP generally begin as ideas many years earlier.

Public involvement is a critical element in the development and adoption of the 2040 RTP, given the impact of transportation on citizens in the region. The results of this plan are to be presented to the SEFTC Board as part of the final report to demonstrate how stakeholders were involved and influenced the final plan. Ultimately, SEFTC adopts the 2040 RTP after considering and addressing public input and recommendations from the public and local transportation partners. This input helps guide transportation investments in the region going forward.

 

 



 

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