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MPO Board and Committees

All meetings and official activities of the MPO are held in buildings and locations that comply with accessibility standards according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Any member of the public requiring translations or special accommodations of any kind are requested to contact the MPO, 941-359-5772, at least seven (7) business days before a scheduled meeting. The MPO will make every reasonable accommodation to ensure robus, inclusive public involvement.

Transportation Disadvantaged

The MPO is the designated official planning agency to receive the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) trust funds for TD planning in the urbanized area. Each county in the state has a TD program to provide transportation to people who, because of physical or mental disability, income status, or age, are unable to transport themselves or purchase transportation and are, therefore, dependent upon others to obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping, social activities, or other life-sustaining activities, or children who are handicapped or high-risk. The Sarasota/Manatee area provides paratransit services through both Manatee County Area Transit and Sarasota County Breeze Transit. For more information regarding the Florida Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD), visit

Community Traffic Safety Team

Community Traffic Safety Teams (CTSTs) are locally based, data- driven groups of highway safety advocates that are committed to a common goal of improving traffic safety in their communities. CTSTs are multi-jurisdictional, with members from city, county, state, and occasionally federal agencies, as well as private industry representatives and local citizens. CTST boundaries are determined by the organizations comprising the team and can be a city, a portion of a county, an entire county, multiple counties, or any other logical arrangement.

Florida Scenic Highway Programs

The Florida Scenic Highways Program is a grassroots effort to heighten awareness of intrinsic resources which enhance the overall traveling experience in Florida. Program participation provides benefits to the community, such as resource preservation, enhancement, and protection. There are four Scenic Highway Programs in the Sarasota/Manatee Region: