8-4 | MOBILITY OPTIONS 8 About The Regional Governing Board The Southeast Florida Transportation Council (SEFTC) is a formal partnership of the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs). 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 a consensus transportation vision for Southeast Florida. This plan is updated every five years to adapt to regional 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’s (TIP), a staged 5-year program of prioritized transportation projects updated annually, and consistent with each MPO’s LRTP. Major projects that eventually make their way into a future MPO TIP generally begin as ideas many years earlier. Since its inception, SEFTC has adopted: The 2035 Regional Transportation Plan encompassing: • Regional goals and objectives • Regional network definitions and maps; A prioritization process for regionally funded projects; A regional public involvement process; and A regional performance monitoring system to assess the effectiveness of regional coordination. SEFTC SUPPORTING COMMITTEES Staff support to the SEFTC is provided by the respective MPOs on a rotational basis. SEFTC’S Regional Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (RTTAC) is a staff-level working group tasked to address many of the issues brought before the SEFTC. The RTTAC is composed of staff from the three MPOs, Florida Department of Transportation Districts 4 and 6, Florida Turnpike Enterprise, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, Miami-Dade Transit, Broward County Transit, Tri-Rail, Palm Tran, the South Florida Regional Planning Council and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. This group evaluates, discusses, and ultimately recommends technical actions to the elected offcials appointed to the SEFTC. The RTTAC is supported by three subcommittees as described herein. The organization of the Southeast Florida Transportation Council and its supporting committees is shown in Figure 8-3 . About the RTTAC Modeling Subcommittee The SEFTC is also supported by a staff-level working group that focuses on travel demand modeling. This group is the Regional Transportation Technical Advisory (RTTAC) Modeling Subcommittee and consists of modeling experts from various agencies throughout the region including from the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach MPOs, and FDOT Districts 4 and 6. This group collectively determines guidelines, policies, and technical applications for travel demand modeling activities in the Southeast Florida region. About the Public Participation Subcommittee The RTTAC Public Participation Subcommittee (PPS) was formed to ensure a coordinated regional public participation effort to educate and engage the general public on matters related to current and future regional transportation investments. It also ensures the continued use of effective outreach strategies within the tri-county region. SEFTC approved the creation of the RTTAC Public Participation Subcommittee (PPS) at its April 22, 2013 meeting. The subcommittee consists of the Pu blic Information/Involvement officers from the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach MPOs, and FDOT Districts 4 and 6. About the Freight Advisory Subcommittee The RTTAC Freight Advisory Subcommittee was formed to primarily develop the 2040 Southeast Florida Regional Freight Plan. Their role is to provide technical input and direction to this Regional Freight Plan. The subcommittee consists of the Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach MPOs; FDOT Districts 4 and 6 and Central Office; Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach airports and seaports; Florida Turnpike Enterprise; Miami-Dade Expressway Authority; Economic Development Councils; FEC and CSX railways; and Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach business representatives.