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Aileen Bouclé: Heading county’s transportation planning organization

Written by on March 1, 2016
Aileen Bouclé: Heading county’s transportation planning organization

Aileen Bouclé was just a child when she developed a passion for transportation. Her family had the opportunity to live abroad, where she traveled extensively throughout Asia and Europe on mass transit systems. Ms. Bouclé vividly remembers riding the bullet train in Japan and said that’s about the time she began a life-long fascination with how different people move around.

Today, she is two months into her job as executive director of the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), which serves more than 2.5 million residents. Ms. Bouclé is responsible for conducting the planning for Miami-Dade’s complex transportation network, which includes implementing policies established by the MPO governing board, as well as directing, managing, and planning for projects and programs that enhance the county’s transportation.

With over 20 years of public agency and private sector experience, Ms. Bouclé began her career as a business analyst with Dun & Bradstreet, where she said she developed a strong financial base in business and real estate.

In her most recent position as the Intermodal Systems Development Administrator with Florida Department of Transportation, Ms. Bouclé was responsible for the Transportation Planning Office, Concept Development Unit, Environmental Management Office, and the Freight Logistics and Passenger Operations Office, where she specialized in all modes of transportation ranging from aviation, seaport and rail to pedestrian, bicycle and intermodal facilities.

Miami Today reporter Susan Danseyar interviewed Ms. Bouclé in her office at the MPO.

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One Response to Aileen Bouclé: Heading county’s transportation planning organization

  1. Hallett Stiles

    March 4, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Everyone knows that one-way streets are more effective than 2-way streets for the movement of traffic. Everyone, except the Miami-Dade “Traffic Engineering” office, which is working to convert existing 1-way streets into 2-way streets. The “reasons” given include “neighborhood calming”(slow traffic down by creating grid-lock), “the mood of the populace”(“the pendulum swings back and forth”), and other specious arguments. The biggest impediment to improved traffic flow in Miami is the Miami-Dade “Traffic Engineering” office. The second biggest impediment is the County Mayor, who refuses to stagger office hours for County employees, so that we don’t all (25,000 of us) have to use the roads at the same time