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.

FDOT District One 2022-2026 Tentative Five Year Work Program


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

***ANNOUNCEMENT*** 

MPO DIRECTOR POSITION

General summary:

Performs highly responsible administrative, professional and managerial work in developing and maintaining a variety of transportation plans, programs, and designs within the Metropolitan Planning Organization. Work involves responsibility for the research, formulation, and maintenance of a comprehensive municipal transportation plan, and coordination of area developments under the plan. Supervises professional, technical and clerical staff engaged in gathering, analyzing, and presenting data related to planning programs.

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MPO Board Meeting

The Next MPO Board Meeting on Monday, October 18, 2021 @ 2pm at Murdock Administrative Building, Room #119, 18500 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, FL  33948.


LCB Meeting
The next LCB meeting scheduled for September 9, 2021 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 is scheduled for October 28, 2021 at 2pm. This meeting will be held in person at The Cultural Center of Charlotte County, President’s Room, 2280 Aaron Street, Port Charlotte. All Members of the Public are welcome to attend.
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.  
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Current Vacancies

Currently we have two vacancies on Local Coordinating Board(LCB). One  for Disabled  Representative and One for Elderly Interests. If you interested in applying please use the form below.

Currently we have two upcoming vacancies on Citizens Advisory Committee(CAC) representing South County and 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.


TAC/CAC Meetings

The MPO will hold this meeting 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. September 29 and for the CAC no later than 1 p.m. September 29.  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 September 29, 2021 at 9:30am and CAC meeting is on September 29, 2021 at 1:30pm .