On July 17, Congresswoman Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick joined officials from the City of Pompano Beach and the Broward MPO at the new Pompano Beach Senior Activity Center to celebrate the completion of the $21 million Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery Grant and announce a series of recently awarded grants that equal $30 million to help create safer roads and better transportation options.

The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony for the $5.8 million state-of-the-art center which abuts the TIGER project and featured a presentation of a portion of the grant funding.

The Broward MPO recently wrapped up its TIGER Grant, which constructed pedestrian and bike-friendly facilities to create vital links throughout the county. A $5 million Safe Streets for All Grant, a collaboration between the MPO and Broward County, is underway to design safer, more walkable communities.

The Broward MPO is a recipient of the Thriving Communities Program which will bring technical assistance training to the cities in Broward. The Broward MPO received a $15.4 million Rail Crossing Elimination Program grant to upgrade 21 Florida East Coast (FEC) Railway grade crossings to the highest level of safety. Through these grants, Broward MPO aims to improve the quality of life for everyone throughout the county.

The new Senior Activity Center, built on 4.5 acres along Martin Luther King Boulevard, east of Powerline Road and funded by a General Obligation Bond, features 8,400 sq. ft. ‘under air’ that  offers a fitness center, activity rooms, an outdoor garden and administration office space. The center is now a home for the Senior Citizens Club, a group of over 200 members, all 55 plus, who partake in a variety of on-campus activities, including bingo, karaoke, bake-offs and more, while also enjoying off-campus trips to events and museums

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