Welcome to the Charlotte County-Punta Gorda Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO). The MPO is your link to state and federal transportation decision-making. Our job is to translate local priorities in Charlotte County, Florida to state and federal transportation project funding.
The MPO Board is represented by five elected officials . The elected officials include: three County Commissioners, a City Council member, and an Airport Authority Commissioner. The Florida Department of Transportation Secretary, District One is Advisory member (non-voting) on the Board. The MPO Board’s policies are implemented by the MPO staff who conducts citizens participation events and analyses technical transportation issues.
The Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO was established by the Governor in 1992. As a result of the 1990 census, The Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte urbanized area was determined to exceed 50,000 in population, triggering the requirement for an MPO. Activities of the MPO are funded from state and federal sources along with a small local match
Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPO is one of 25 MPOs in Florida and one of about 340 in the nation. MPOs are required by federal and state law in areas with a population of 50,000 or more.