The Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) is a formal partnership of:

Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization

Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization

Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency

 

The SEFTC is made of representatives of each MPO Board and meets two- to four times per year. It serves as a formal forum for policy coordination and communication and undertakes regional planning efforts for all transportation modes including:

  • Regional transportation plans covering the tri-county region

  • Regional project prioritization

  • Regional transit and freight systems

  • Regional public involvement

  • Regional performance measurement

  • Regional transportation improvement program

 

About

 

Mission:

To coordinate regional transportation goals, needs, funding, and policies that support the economic health and quality of life of the region.

Vision:

A seamless, multi-modal transportation system that serves and benefits the entire region.

Mission & Vision

SEFTC Evolution

While the Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach MPOs always maintained cooperative working relationships with each other, their alliance solidified when the 2000 Census data was released defining the tri-county area as the “Miami Urbanized Area.” Then in 2005, recognizing the need for increased regional transportation planning and coordination balanced with the need and desire to maintain localized transportation planning, the three MPOs created the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC). This partnership was formalized through an lnterlocal Agreement.

 

Since its inception, SEFTC has approved:

  • Regional goals and objectives

  • Regional corridors of significance criteria

  • Regional long range transportation plan

  • Project lists for Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) funding

Interlocal Agreement creating the Southeast Florida Transportation Council

The following language is an excerpt from the SEFTC Interlocal Agreement pertaining to the purpose and intent of the Council:

WHEREAS, the economic health of the region is greatly affected by availability and convenience of transportation services; and,

WHEREAS, there is a need to address transportation on a regional basis to meet growing travel demands and obtain federal and state funding in the current competitive process; and,

WHEREAS, Chapter 339,175(i)(2), F.S. provides for creation of an administrative entity to coordinate regional transportation planning goals and activities consistent with federal and state law; and,

WHEREAS, and MDMPO, the BMPO and the PBMPO desire to create a formal mechanism to coordinate transportation planning activities in the South Florida region.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 
 

What is the Southeast Florida Transportation Council and what is their role?


The Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) is a formal partnership of: Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization, Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization and Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency. These T/MPOs are all within the U.S. Census designated Miami Urbanized Area. SEFTC serves as a forum for policy coordination and undertakes regional planning efforts including:

  • Project Prioritization and Selection Processes
  • Long Range Transportation Plans
  • Transit and Freight Systems
  • Transportation System Management & Operations
  • Transportation Demand Modeling
  • Public Participation




Who is involved?


The SEFTC is comprised of elected representatives of each MPO Board and meets two to four times per year. It serves as a formal forum for policy coordination and communication and undertakes regional planning efforts for all transportation modes.

To support this mission, there is a staff-level advisory committee and three staff-level subcommittees that inform the SEFTC on technical issues.




How is the SEFTC funded?


SEFTC is funded by the three MPOs within the Southeast Florida region: the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency, the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, and the Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization. Each MPO contributes the same amount of funds which are accounted for within their respective Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs), the MPO’s operational budget that is prepared every two years. The UPWPs incorporate and describe all transportation planning activities and associated funding (budget) for the MPOs and their planning partners. The fiscal year (FY) begins July 1 and ends June 30. Each year, the MPO’s financial statements and expenditures related to the budget are audited by an independent auditor.

  • Palm Beach TPA, UPWP http://www.palmbeachtpa.org/UPWP/
  • Broward MPO, UPWP http://www.browardmpo.org/index.php/core-products/budget-upwp
Miami-Dade TPO, UPWP http://miamidadetpo.org/unified-planning-work-program.asp




What plans and projects does the SEFTC develop?


  • Regional transportation plans covering the tri-county region

  • Regional project prioritization

  • Regional transit and freight systems

  • Regional public involvement

  • Regional performance measurement

  • Regional transportation improvement program

You can find all SEFTC documents HERE




How can I contact the SEFTC?


You can get in touch with us by clicking HERE




What is the Regional Transportation Plan?


The RTP identifies the most significant transportation investments needed to meet growing travel demands throughout the Southeast Florida region (Broward, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach Counties). The horizon year of 2045 is chosen to provide time for agencies to assemble funds and complete the technical work required to design and construct the selected improvements. Important elements of the RTP include:

  • ASSESSES EXPECTED GROWTH OVER THE NEXT 25 YEARS: A regional transportation network that incorporates population growth and development projections for South Florida in 2045.

  • ASSESSES DIFFERENT SCENARIOS FOR OUR FUTURE: A plan that reflects the interaction of land use, transportation and funding opportunities through scenario planning efforts.

  • DEVELOPS REGIONAL-LEVEL POLICY & GUIDANCE: Regional-level policies, goals, and objectives created to help guide how and where regional-sized investments are made over the next 25-years.

  • IDENTIFIES WAYS TO HELP YOU MOVE THROUGH THE REGION: Investments that enhance access and mobility of the regional transportation network, while improving safety and preserving the environment.

  • IDENTIFIES HOW AN IMPROVED SYSTEM WILL GET FUNDED: A financial plan that lays out funding sources and mechanisms to implement RTP strategies.

  • IDENTIFIES WHICH REGIONAL-SIZED INVESTMENTS ARE MOST IMPORTANT: A regional prioritized plan of projects for implementation that is supported by the public.




How does it affect those living, working and playing in Southeast Florida?


To compete in the national and global marketplace, we need an efficient and effective transportation system. To provide desirable communities and cities, we must provide options for how we travel to work and school, to meet daily needs, and for recreation. No matter where we are going, we need a transportation system that is safe to travel.




How can I stay involved?


Public participation in the planning process is one of our top priorities. We want to hear about your ideas, comments, suggestions, and solutions. If you have questions or comments, please contact us HERE.





 

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Nondiscrimination: Title VI, ADA and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE)

Through the respective MPOs, SEFTC has set a policy that assures that no person shall on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family, or religious status, as provided by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, and the Florida Civil Rights Act of 1992 be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination or retaliation under any program or activity.

For complaints, questions or concerns about civil rights or nondiscrimination; or for special requests under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact Erica Lychack at (954) 876-0058 or lychacke@browardmpo.org (Broward MPO), Elizabeth Rockwell at (305) 375-1881 or Elizabeth.Rockwell@mdtpo.org (Miami-Dade TPO), or Malissa Booth at (561) 684-4143 or MBooth@PalmBeachTPA.org (Palm Beach TPA).

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