The Palm Beach Transportation Planning Agency (TPA) conducted a US-1 Multimodal Corridor Study that encompassed the US-1 corridor in Palm Beach County from Camino Real in the City of Boca Raton to Indiantown Road in the Town of Jupiter. The project corridor runs approximately 42 miles north-south along 14 local municipalities. The corridor serves as Palm Tran’s highest ridership bus route 1 and “The Bolt” with limited stop service from Boca Raton to West Palm Beach. To date, several municipalities along the corridor have performed Complete Streets studies for the portion of US-1 that traverses their community, meanwhile other municipalities have expressed interest to perform similar studies.
The purpose of this study was to develop a comprehensive plan to implement continuous multimodal facilities that connect the communities along the corridor, including upgrading the existing limited stop service to Corridor-Based Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and expanding this service north of West Palm Beach to Indiantown Road in Jupiter.
The study included a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) that aided in the decision making process to make choices that improve public health through community design. The HIA provided a better understanding of the impacts the US-1 multimodal improvements could have on the overall health of the communities that would be served along the corridor. This took into account potential impacts on the physical, social, economic and emotional health of the community members improved through: