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Let’s Talk Transportation is a podcast series of the Broward Metropolitan Planning Organization, or MPO. We explore the ins and outs of transportation in Broward County and Southeast Florida – why it matters, how it works, and the challenges and opportunities related to achieving great transportation. Hosted by Greg Stuart, Executive Director of the MPO, each episode features guests from Broward and beyond who share their knowledge, experience, and passion for moving people and goods, strengthening communities, and creating jobs. Learn more at and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Linked In @SpeakUpBroward. If there is a transportation topic you would like to know more about, let us know by sending an email to
15 Episodes
Join Greg for a discussion with Anthony J. Abbate, AIA, LEED AP, Professor at Florida Atlantic University’s School of Architecture, and longtime friend of the Broward MPO. In this episode, Greg and Professor Abbate discuss the factors that create a city’s identity, how urban spaces can be redesigned for today’s needs, and the important role transportation plays in creating a sustainable urban environment. 
In this episode, Greg talks with Mark Gale, CEO/Director of Aviation for Broward County, about the County’s airports. The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has big plans for the next 10 years to handle its expected growth. Listen in to learn more about how the airport supports the economy of our region. 
Join us for a brief history of Broward's bus service (the Bee) and Greg's discussion of the near-term transit system with Broward County's Transportation Director, Coree Cuff Lonergan. Learn more about the PREMO (PREmium MObility) plan and the new transit services it will offer in the next 5 to 15 years. 
As we celebrate our 12th episode, and our first full year of Let’s Talk Transportation, we have an extended episode that is a recap of a panel discussion we had in May 2023 about new and emerging technologies in transportation. The MPO’s Amanda Christon moderates this panel discussion that includes Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr, Candace Gomez-Cluck from Michelin, Scott Brunner from Broward County Traffic, and Jonathan Overton from the Florida Department of Transportation. Listen in to learn what’s happening locally and around the world to improve safety, congestion, and the environmental impacts of how we move people and goods. 
In this episode, Greg talks with Broward County Commissioner Beam Furr, who represents District 6, which includes parts of Dania Beach, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Pembroke Park and West Park. In addition to talking about affordable housing challenges, opportunities to address access through the transportation sales tax, and what the County is doing to address the impacts of climate change and sea level rise, Greg asks the Commissioner how he got his name.
Join us for a discussion with Beverly and Levoyd Williams as they revisit their years of service to the City of Lauderdale Lakes and the broader Broward region. In this episode, they talk with Greg about the importance of being involved with the community, having a seat at the table, how they helped reshape the transportation environment in Lauderdale Lakes, and their vision for the future. 
Join us for a discussion with Patricia Zeiler, Executive Director, History Fort Lauderdale, as we navigate the early days of transportation in Fort Lauderdale. During this conversation, Greg and Patricia review how Mary Brickell, Julia Tuttle, Henry Flagler, and World War II changed travel and land use in Broward.  
Have you ever wondered why Tri-Rail ended up where it is? Learn the answer in this episode with our guest Joe Yesbeck, P.E., Senior Vice President with TYLin. Joe has spent his life and career in South Florida and worked on some of the major transportation projects of that have shaped and reshaped our mobility landscape. 
Meet "The Instigators"

Meet "The Instigators"


In this episode, we talk with Jenni Morejon, CEO & President of the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Jenni talks about the DDA's role in shaping Fort Lauderdale, recent changes in downtown, and the future.   
The Long Game

The Long Game


Transportation is vital for business in Broward, yet it often involves complex, long-term improvements to keep things moving. How do we build and sustain momentum to see those things through? In this episode, Randall Vitale, Co-Chair of the Transportation Committee for the Broward Workshop, a non-profit business organization, sheds some light on what it takes, with lessons learned from the County transportation sales tax and more.
In this episode, Greg talks with City of Hollywood Vice Mayor Caryl Shuham about bikes, commuting options in the city, and how the city is working to address issues created by climate change. 
Join us for a discussion with George Platt, a long-time resident and community leader in Broward. In this episode, Greg and George talk about the history of transportation and land use in Broward, review current issues, and share their thoughts for future opportunities. 
Closing the Gap

Closing the Gap


For years, the Sawgrass Expressway has been missing a segment to connect it from Florida’s Turnpike to I-95. This link is more than just a road; it’s a key piece of Broward’s regional community and economic vision. Gail Bulfin, Senior Vice President of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance, a regional economic development organization, and Mayor Michael Udine of Broward County talk to us about community engagement that got the project moving again and what will be needed for future phases and other key regional transportation projects in Broward.
Join us for a discussion with City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis. In this episode, we talk about the city's growth and infrastructure plans, including the City's desire for a tunnel under the New River as part of the next commuter rail project, and the need for smart traffic signals. 
Who is the MPO?

Who is the MPO?


What is a Metropolitan Planning Organization? Join Dick Blattner, former City of Hollywood Commissioner, and Sheila Rose, Deputy City Manager of Coconut Creek, as we discuss what the MPO is, how the Broward MPO has evolved since its inception in the 1970s, and how it has helped their communities achieve their distinct visions 
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