MEET THE NEW MPO DIRECTOR- D’JUAN HARRIS

D’Juan Harris was born and raised in the Florida Panhandle town of Quincy, Florida.   He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida A&M University and a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.   He worked as a Health Planner for five years before relocating to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to work as a Transportation Planner for the Dallas County Department of Public Works.

D’Juan relocated back to Florida in 2014 and began his career with the Florida Department of Transportation as a Community Planning Liaison assigned to the Lee County MPO and Charlotte County – Punta Gorda MPO within FDOT’s District 1.  He served in this capacity for four years before becoming a project manager in the district’s newly established Southwest Area Office of Project Management on Daniels Parkway in Fort Myers.  His role in the project management office was to ensure the design phase of local and state funded projects effectively progress through the design phase.

D’Juan is excited to bring his previous “plangineering” experience into his new role as the Planning Director of the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO.  His unique perspective will effectively ensure the planning of transportation infrastructure priority projects are feasible from concept to concrete.

 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)

What is an MPO?

Watch Past 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.

FDOT District One 2022-2026 Tentative Five Year Work Program


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

***ANNOUNCEMENTS*** 

MPO Board Meeting

The Next MPO Board Meeting on THURSDAY, December 16, 2021 @ 2pm at Murdock Administrative Building, Room #119, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL  33948.

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 the address below.  Comments must be received for the MPO meeting by Noon December 16.  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. 


LCB Meeting

The next LCB meeting is scheduled for January 6, 2022 at 10am. This meeting will be held in a a Hybrid Format at East Port Environmental Campus 25550 Harbor View Road, Port Charlotte, Fl 33980-Conference room B.
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 the address below.  Comments must be received for the LCB meeting by Noon January  5, 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

The next TAC/CAC meetings will be held on Wednesday March 9, 2022 – these meetings will be held in a Hybrid 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. March 9, 2022 and for the CAC no later than 1 p.m. March 9, 2022.  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 March 9, 2022 at 9:30am and CAC meeting is on March 9, 2022 at 1:30pm .


BPAC Meeting

The next BPAC meeting is scheduled for February 24, 2022 at 2pm. This meeting will be held in a a Hybrid Format at East Port Environmental Campus 25550 Harbor View Road, Port Charlotte, Florida 33980-Conference room B.
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 the address below.  Comments must be received for the BPAC meeting by Noon February 24, 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.   

MPO Board Meeting

The Next MPO Board Meeting on MONDAY, January 24, 2022 @ 11am will be a Joint meeting with Sarasota/Manatee MPO at Venice Community Center, 326 Nokomis Avenue S, Venice Florida 

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 the address below.  Comments must be received for the MPO meeting by Noon January 23, 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. 


Current Vacancies

Currently we have one vacancy on Local Coordinating Board(LCB)  for Disabled  Representative. If you interested in applying please use the form below.

Currently we have three upcoming vacancies on Citizens Advisory Committee(CAC) one representing South County and two West County. If you interested in applying 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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