2045 LRTP COST FEASIBLE PLAN-  ADOPTED

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What is an MPO?

Watch Director Gary Harrell explain the MPO in conversation with CCTV’s Elizabeth Billings

An Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a federally-mandated and federally-funded transportation policy-making organization that is made up of representatives from local government and transportation providers. The United States Congress passed the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962, which required the formation of an MPO for any urbanized area (UZA) with a population greater than 50,000.

Federal funding for transportation projects and programs are channeled through this planning process. Congress created MPOs in order to ensure that existing and future expenditures of governmental funds for transportation projects and programs are based on a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive (“3‑C”) planning process. Statewide and metropolitan transportation planning processes are governed by federal law (23  U.S.C. §§ 134–135). Transparency through public access to participation in the planning  process and electronic publication of plans now is required by federal law.


Member Entities

The Charlotte County MPO coordinates with the following local entities regarding the transportation network within the MPO’s planning area boundary. This boundary includes Charlotte County, the City of Punta Gorda, and the southwest portion of DeSoto County.

City of Punta Gorda Logo  Charlotte County Logo  Charlotte County Airport Authority Logo Florida Department of Transportation Logo


How to use a Roundabout

Above video from FDOT explaining how to use a roundabout.

A short video of Charlotte County – Punta Gorda MPO 2045 LRTP

***ANNOUNCEMENT*** 

MPO Board Meeting

The Next MPO Board Meeting on Monday, December 7, 2020 @ 2pm at Murdock Administrative Building, Room #119, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL  33948.


LCB Meeting
The next LCB meeting scheduled for November 12, 2020 at 10am. We plan on holding a Hybrid Meeting (GoToMeeting and In-Person). Please contact MPO if you have any questions or concerns. Written comments may be submitted by either emailing the comments to office@ccmpo.com  or mailing the comments to the address below.  

BPAC Meeting

The next BPAC meeting scheduled for November 19, 2020 at 2pm. We plan on holding a Virtual Meeting (GoToMeeting).
Please contact MPO if you have any questions or concerns. Written comments may be submitted by either emailing the comments to office@ccmpo.com  or mailing the comments to the address below.  

TAC/CAC Meetings

The MPO will hold this meeting in a virtual format.  Persons wishing to provide public comment still will be allowed to do so by alternative means. Written comments may be submitted by either emailing the comments to office@ccmpo.com  or mailing the comments to the address below.  Comments must be received for the TAC meeting by 9 a.m. November 17 and for the CAC no later than 1 p.m. November 17.  The comments will be read by an MPO staff member during the meeting for that item to be placed in the record.  The next TAC meeting is on November 17,  2020 at 9:30am and CAC meeting is on November 17, 2020 at 1:30pm .


Committee Vacancies

Applications are being accepted for the following Committee/Board vacancies.  Please note that current Representatives (have/may) apply for reappointment to these positions.  In the event of multiple candidates applying for an opening, the MPO Board will decide who will serve at their December 7, 2020 meeting.    

-Bicycle-Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) Bicycle Business Representative

Please contact Gene Klara at 941.883.3535 for more information.