How to use a Roundabout

Above video from FDOT explaining how to use a roundabout.

Way to go, MPO!

At the July 28, 2022 Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) Meeting, the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO was recognized by the Noteworthy Practices Committee for the MPO’s use of drone technology to develop Charlotte County’s Bicycle Pedestrian Plan.

What is an MPO?

A 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. Watch our What is An MPO Video

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UPCOMING MEETINGS

BPAC Meeting – Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee – Special Meeting Location

The BPAC meeting is scheduled for November 17, 2022, at 2:00 PM. This meeting will be held at Charlotte County Transit Facility 545 Theresa Blvd, Port Charlotte, FL  33954

All Members of the Public are welcome to attend. 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 Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO – Charlotte County Administration Center 18500 Murdock Circle, Bldg. B, Room 200 Port Charlotte, FL  33948
Comments must be received for the BPAC meeting by Noon November 16, 2022.  The comments will be read by an MPO staff member during the meeting for that item to be placed in the record.  Please contact MPO if you have any questions or concerns.

TAC & CAC Meetings – Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens’ Advisory Committee – Special Meeting Location

The TAC meeting scheduled for November 30, 2022, at 9:30 AM.  will be held at Charlotte Community Foundation- 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL  33950

TAC AGENDA AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

The CAC meeting scheduled for November 30, 2022, at 1:30 PM. will be held at Charlotte Community Foundation- 227 Sullivan Street, Punta Gorda, FL  33950

All Members of the Public are welcome to attend. 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 Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO – Charlotte County Administration Center 18500 Murdock Circle, Bldg. B, Room 200 Port Charlotte, FL  33948

Current Vacancies

Currently we have four upcoming vacancies on the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC): one South County Representative, one West County Representative, and two Mid County Representatives. 

Currently we have five upcoming vacancies on the Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC): one South County Representative, one West County, one Citizen At-Large Representative and two Mid County Representatives. 

Currently we have two vacancies on Local Coordinating Board (LCB): one Disabled Representative who is disabled, and one Representative for the Economically Disadvantaged ” A person who is recognized by the Florida Association for Community Action (President), representing the economically disadvantaged in Charlotte County”.

The Deadline for applying is December 2, 2022. If you are interested one of these positions, please use the form below.

Click here to download an application form.

Please contact MPO Staff at 941-883-3535 for more information.


The MPO is required to annually develop a list of project priorities as part of the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) process and to submit the list to FDOT.  FDOT has asked that the priorities be submitted by July 1.

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FDOT District One 2022-2026 Tentative Five-Year Work Program


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

 2045 LRTP COST FEASIBLE PLAN-  ADOPTED

Please click here for  Executive  Summary Document

Please click here for Complete 2045 LRTP- Full document  ( The file size is large, please be patient to download)


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.

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