What is an MPO ?

MPOBoundary2010A 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.

2015/2016- 2019/2020 TIP Roll forward Amendment

Adopted 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

Project Priorities

January 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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 [...]

Committee Vacancies

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

NO vacancies at this time. Please check the website periodically or Please contact Gene Klara or Wendy Scott of the MPO for more information at 941 883 3535

TAC/CAC Meetings

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

The Technical Advisory Committee and Citizens Advisory Meetings are held at 25550 Harbor view Rd , Port Charlotte Fl 33980. The next TAC/CAC Meetings are on February

Joint Charlotte/Sarasota MPO Board Meeting

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

As part of the regional coordination the Charlotte County- Punta Gorda MPO and Sarasota/Manatee MPOs meet annually to discuss regional issues.