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ATCMTD Grant Request: City of Miami Beach - Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) and Smart Parking System (SPS) Project - Volume 1: Technical Application

Appendix B: Letter of Support

Philip Levine

June 8, 2017

Ms. Elaine Chao
U.S. Secretary of Transportation
1200 New Jersey, SE.
Washington, DC 20590

Dear Secretary Chao:

I am writing in support of the City of Miami Beach's proposal for federal funding under the ATCMTD (Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment) grant.

As a premiere vacation destination and home of more than 14 yearly major special events, including Art Basel and the International Boat Show, the City of Miami Beach is an ideal location for deployment of advanced transportation management technologies. The City's proposal to deploy a system that will allow for response to dynamic traffic conditions supports the City's initiatives that parallel the Department's goal of using real-ti me transportation related in formation to improve mobility and reduce congestion. The implementation of this project will also improve the relationship between the state's major agencies, already fostering partnerships with the Florida Department of Transportation District 6 and Miami-Dade County.

The City of Miami Beach is always seeking effective ways to help citizens. Greater access to transportation alternatives and real-time multimodal transportation information are among the many benefits this proposal will make available for our residents. Not only will this project help to maintain that the City of Miami Beach remain a desirable place to host special events year-round, but it will provide residents with more in formation on travel choices to make informed decisions.

I am excited to support this proposal, as it would enhance the quality of life throughout the City of Miami Beach. Selection of Miami Beach's proposal as one of the ATCMTD winners will produce the desired goals set forth by the USDOT. It will also set in motion a great project with strong partners that will advance transportation and the social advantages that excellent transportation can bring to a community. l would like to thank you and your team for your thoughtful consideration of this grant proposal and reiterate my strong support and commitment to build a more connected community.



Philip Levine
Mary, City of Miami Beach

TEL : (305) 673-7035 • FAX (305) 673-7096 • E MAIL: PHILIPLEVINE@MIAMIBEACHFL.GOV

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