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Vision 2050: Planning Transportation for the Next 25 Years

Imagine how you and your family will travel 25 years from today. These opportunities are at the heart of work being conducted this year at the Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) – contemplating change and developing a plan to improve transportation in Palm Beach County.

The TPA serves as the designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Palm Beach County and is responsible for prioritizing Federal and State transportation funding within the urbanized area of the County. Every five years, the TPA refreshes its roadmap for major transportation investments over the next 25-years in its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The Plan requires collaboration between the TPA and regional partners, including the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), public transit agencies, airports, seaports, and local governments. Each LRTP update builds on existing priorities from the previous plan, and through the update process, new projects are identified for funding.

Goals of the LRTP

The LRTP, known as “Vision 2050”, presents a vision of the future transportation system within the county. This supports the Vision 2050 goals of a resilient, safe, efficient and connected multimodal transportation system. From higher frequency transit to safer bicycle and pedestrian facilities, the LRTP aims to shape how people will move within the county more than two decades from now. Transportation needs typically exceed available funding, requiring a data-driven process to establish funding priorities. Any remaining unfunded needs are tracked for future consideration as additional funds become available, or as priorities adjust over time.

The LRTP’s Relationship with other Plans

Image of the 2023 Dillman Trail in Greenacres

While the LRTP presents a grand vision of transportation in the future, it is one of several “Core Products” that guide priorities at the TPA. Immediate priorities within the next five years are presented in Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which focuses on projects that are being studied, designed and constructed in the near-term. In addition, the TPA must coordinate with the other two MPOs in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale Urbanized Area – the Broward MPO and Miami-Dade Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), to update the Regional Transportation Plan that unifies each MPO’s LRTP to direct transportation priorities for the region through the Southeast Florida Transportation Council (

Opportunities for Public Input

LRTP Project Review map screenshot of the county and tools available

The TPA is currently in the project prioritization phase of the LRTP update and is seeking input from the community and local stakeholders about the local needs and priorities over the next 25 years. Below are several ways to get involved and provide input on proposed projects.

Public Involvement OpportunityDescription
LRTP Webpage: details about the LRTP and sign-up to stay informed.
Interactive Projects MapUse the “Public Input” tools to “Review a Project,” or identify a need if “Something’s Missing.”
LRTP WorkshopsSpeak with TPA staff and provide your input in person.
Overhead image of the Brant Bridge in Palm Beach County, FL

Project Prioritization

Projects under consideration were identified through a “Call for Projects” by the TPA’s regional transportation partners. The TPA’s staff undertook a data-driven screening process to make sure project proposals align with the goals and objectives established for Vision 2050.

Projects are presented in the following categories:

Project StatusDescription
Candidate ProjectProject with strong alignment to Goals & Objectives that will be considered for TPA support and inclusion in Vision 2050
Illustrative ProjectTPA supported projects that cannot be funded by available revenues.   Projects with this status currently reflect rural transportation needs of regional nature that will be included for future state or county implementation.  
Committed ProjectExisting plans and funding programs with established TPA support that will be maintained in Vision 2050.
Local DesireProject requests that: Lack strong alignment to Goals & Objectives;May not address regional transportation needs.   Individual projects may be reevaluated for the TPA’s support, based on clarification of the proposed transportation improvement.

Adoption of Vision 2050

TPA Governing Board and Advisory Committees will review the draft Plan of funded projects in September with final adoption of Vision 2050 at the December 12, 2024 Governing Board meeting.

Multicolored arrows detailing the timeline of the TPA LRTP

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