Palm Beach County is geographically among the largest of the sixty-seven counties in Florida. The County is bordered by Lake Okeechobee, the Everglades, and the Atlantic Ocean, all of which offer recreational opportunities in beautiful natural settings. Major industries include tourism, agriculture, and construction. There are approximately 1.5 million people living in the County’s thirty-nine municipalities and unincorporated areas.
The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the County. As such it provides the forum that brings together County Commissioners, Municipal Officials, Port Commissioners, and other transportation professionals to implement a safe, efficient, connected, and multimodal transportation system. With an eye on the future, the TPA maintains a long-range forecast of population, employment and transportation projects and services that advance the Palm Beach County regional vision. Grounded in the present, the TPA Board annually adopts a funding program that prioritizes over $600 million in federal, state, and local transportation dollars to implement its programs. The TPA currently employs 15 FTE’s.