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August 31, 2017: Public Hearing for the Cortez Bridge PD&E Study in Manatee County

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Public Hearing Scheduled for the Cortez Bridge PD&E Study in Manatee County

Bartow, FL - The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, has scheduled a public hearing for the proposed improvements to State Road (SR 684) (Cortez Road Bridge) from SR 789 (Gulf Drive) to 123rd Street West in Manatee County, Florida. The hearing is scheduled for Thursday, August 31, 2017, at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 6101 Cortez Road West, Bradenton, Florida. The hearing will begin as an informal open house at 5 p.m., with a formal presentation at 6 p.m. followed by a public oral comment period.

This hearing is being held to allow interested persons an opportunity to be informed and provide comments concerning the location; conceptual design; and social, economic, and environmental effects of the future repair or replacement of the Cortez Bridge on SR 684 in Manatee County. Replacement alternatives include a 35-foot vertical clearance drawbridge and a high-level fixed bridge within the existing corridor. A video presentation will explain the alternatives. 

The Type II Categorical Exclusion, along with other pertinent information developed by the Department, will be available for public review during regular business hours at the following locations: Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach and Kirkwood Presbyterian Church office, 6101 Cortez Road West in Bradenton. These materials will also be available at the hearing site throughout the duration of the public hearing.

Persons desiring to submit written comments in place of or in addition to oral statements, may do so at the hearing or by sending them to Marlon Bizerra, Project Manager, at FDOT District One, P.O. Box 1249, Bartow, Florida, 33831. All comments postmarked no later than September 12, 2017 will become part of the public hearing record.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried-out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C.  327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016, and executed by FHWA and FDOT.

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Aug
18

US 41 Intersection Improvements PD&E Study

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The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One has initiated a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study to evaluate improvements at the intersections of US 41 at Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way and Myrtle Street and develop context based bicycle/pedestrian facilities along US 41 from Dr. MLK Jr. Way to Myrtle Street in the City of Sarasota. This study will improve multi-modal accessibility along the corridor, provide a safe, convenient and attractive crossing for pedestrian and bicyclists and improve connectivity and circulation between the greater Downtown Sarasota area and the Bayfront area.

As part of this PD&E study, FDOT has implemented a Public Involvement Program.  The goal of this plan is to inform citizens of project and provide interested persons an opportunity to be involved in project development.  FDOT will hold public meetings and a formal public hearing to provide project information and to solicit public comment.  We will mail newsletters and flyers to elected and appointed officials, property owners, interested persons, and the news media in advance of the public workshop and hearing.  FDOT encourages all interested people to attend, ask questions, and express their views regarding the project and the information presented.  FDOT expects to complete this study by early 2019.

The FDOT looks forward to keeping you informed as we progress through this important study.  If you have any questions or comments, please contact Mr. David C. Turley, PE at (863) 519-2255 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information about the US 41 Intersection Improvements PD&E Study, please visit the project website http://www.swflroads.com/us41/atmyrtlestreet&mlkjrway

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

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Aug
18

10th Ave Complete Streets Study - Visioning Workshop #2

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Meeting has been cancelled until further notice

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District One, is holding a second visioning workshop for the 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study from Riverside Drive to 17th Street West, in Manatee County. We invite you to attend the workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at Palmetto Library, 923 6th Street West, Palmetto, Florida 34221. We’ve included a project and meeting location map below for your reference.

The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation followed by open discussion. People attending the workshop may review project displays and aerial photographs, and speak one-on-one with project team members about the proposed improvements to 10th Avenue.

FDOT is sending notices to major stakeholders along the project corridor and other interested parties. FDOT welcomes and appreciates the community’s participation in the project. The workshop gives everyone an opportunity to express his or her views about the proposed improvements.

The workshop is developed in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT Project Manager, Marlon Bizerra, P.E., at (863) 519-2250 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by FDOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. §327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 14, 2016 and executed by the Federal Highway Administration and FDOT.

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Aug
09

Public Notice: Federal Certification Review Process Meetings on 8/15 and 8/16

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PRESS RELEASE  

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

7632 15th Street East • Sarasota, Florida 34243-3248         

941-359-5772 • Fax: 941-359-5779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date: August 9, 2017

Contact: David Hutchinson, Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

Phone: 941-359-5772

Fax: 941-359-5779

 

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization invites you to attend Federal Certification Review Process Meeting

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is being reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to assure the MPO’s activities, practices and policies are in compliance with Federal policies and laws.   

NOTICE is hereby given that on August 15 and 16, 2017 the Federal Certification Review Process Meeting will be held at the MPO Office, Airport Commerce Center, 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida for the Sarasota/Manatee MPO.

THIS NOTICE is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes and MPO Policy. NO STENOGRAPHIC RECORD BY A CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER IS MADE OF THIS MEETING.  ACCORDINGLY, ANY PERSON WHO MAY SEEK TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS INVOLVING THE MATTER NOTICED HEREIN WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE AT THIS MEETING UPON WHICH ANY APPEAR IS TO BE BASED.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the MPO’s Title VI Coordinator Mike Maholtz at (941) 359-5772 or by writing him at 7632 15th street east, sarasota, florida 34243.

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Aug
09

Sarasota/Manatee MPO invites you to attend Federal Certification Review Open House on August 14, 2017

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PRESS RELEASE  

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

7632 15th Street East • Sarasota, Florida 34243-3248         

941-359-5772 • Fax: 941-359-5779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date: August 9, 2017

Contact: David Hutchinson, Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

Phone: 941-359-5772

Fax: 941-359-5779

 

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization invites you to attend Federal Certification Review

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is being reviewed by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to assure the MPO’s activities, practices and policies are in compliance with Federal policies and laws.   

On August 14, 2017, the MPO will host an open house at 4:00 p.m. followed by a public meeting conducted by the FHWA and the FTA at 5:00 p.m. at the Dan P. McClure Auditorium at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport, 5900 Airport Auditorium Lane, Sarasota, Florida 34243.  All persons are invited to attend and comment regarding the transportation planning process within the Sarasota/Manatee MPO region.

THIS NOTICE is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes and MPO Policy. NO STENOGRAPHIC RECORD BY A CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER IS MADE OF THIS MEETING.  ACCORDINGLY, ANY PERSON WHO MAY SEEK TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS INVOLVING THE MATTER NOTICED HEREIN WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE AT THIS MEETING UPON WHICH ANY APPEAR IS TO BE BASED.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772 at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

 

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the MPO’s Title VI Coordinator Mike Maholtz at (941) 359-5772 or by writing him at 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Jun
09

10th Avenue Complete Streets Study: Envisioning the Future of Downtown Palmetto

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Envisioning the future of Downtown Palmetto


Last night the Palmetto CRA and Florida Department of Transportation held a visioning workshop for the community.  This workshop provided education on ‘Complete Streets’, as well as several design options for 10th Avenue ‘Complete Streets’ improvements.

What are complete streets?

A ‘Complete Streets’ Policy refers to the idea that our roads are not exclusively for freight movement and motorists.  ‘Complete Streets’ places an emphasis on the philosophy that our roads need to be designed for all users, of all ages, with all abilities.  Moreover, complete streets support healthy, walkable, livable, vibrant, thriving communities.  In 2014, Florida adopted a statewide 'Complete Streets' policy confirming, "… the Department will routinely plan, design, construct, reconstruct and operate a context-sensitive system of 'Complete Streets.' While maintaining safety and mobility, Complete Streets shall service the transportation needs of transportation system users of all ages and abilities, including but not limited to: cyclists, freight handlers, motorists, pedestrians, and transit riders."

Keeping this in mind, last night's visioning workshop was held in the Palmetto Library where citizens gathered to learn about improvements for 10th Avenue from Riverside Drive to 17th Street (Downtown Palmetto).  Each design presented to the community incorporated effective storm water drainage, car lanes, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, landscaping, etc.  Once FDOT finished presenting multiple options, community members asked important questions regarding the assorted designs, as well as potential community impacts. Additionally, people shared their aspirations for 10th avenue, helping to shape the outcome of this project.  

After a period for people to make their comments, concerns, and questions heard, FDOT project team members asked the attendees to complete a survey.  The survey consists of 16 questions and asks what you like and don’t like about certain details regarding the improvements.  Using 5th Ave improvements as an example of the process, FDOT, Palmetto CRA, the Sarasota/Manatee MPO, and all those involved in the project want to know your thoughts, opinions, suggestions, comments, concerns, etc.  Your participation in this process helps to shape a feasible design that incorporates what the community wants before anything else.  Please make sure to take the survey if you want to help shape the future of Downtown Palmetto.

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Want to be involved? Take the survey!

If you want to share your thoughts but weren’t able to make the Palmetto Library FDOT Visioning Workshop, there is still ways you can get involved! 

Follow this link for the FDOT 10th Avenue Complete Streets Study Survey.   

Please email completed surveys to the FDOT project managers,

Patrick Bateman: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

David Turley: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Visit the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization to complete the survey in person. The Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Involvement Coordinator will fax the completed surveys to the assigned FDOT project managers.

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

7632 15th Street East

Sarasota, FL 34243

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For any comments, questions, or concerns during this process, please feel free to contact Corinne Tucker, Sarasota/Manatee MPO Public Involvement Coordinator, by calling (941)359-5772 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Corinne is here to help ensure that the community’s voice is heard, noted, and considered during each phase of the project.    

 

 

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May
19

Public Comments Welcome on Draft 2017/18-2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program

Every year the Sarasota/Manatee MPO updates the 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, and the new draft TIP covering fiscal years 2017/18--2021/22 is now avilable for public review and comment.

To view the draft FY 2017/18--2021/22 TIP, please click here. This is a large file and might take a little while to load.

If you would like to download the file, please click here and select "Transportation Improvement Program," then "Draft 2017-18 TIP."

Background: The process to develop the 2017/18--2021/22 TIP started in June 2016 when the MPO Board adopted its 2016 Project Priority List.  That list was forwarded to FDOT to prepare its Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program which includes roadway improvements, transportation alternatives, bridge, safety and public transportation projects (i.e. transit, aviation, port, intermodal and transportation disadvantaged program projects).

At the October 2016 MPO Board meeting, FDOT presented the Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program that addressed the priorities that were set by the MPO Board in June 2016.  The 2017/18-2021/22 Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program is then incorporated into the FY 2017/18-2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP will be presented to the MPO Board at their next MPO Board meeting on June 19, 2017. The TIP must be submitted to FDOT by July 15, 2017.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the draft FY 2017/18--2021/22 TIP, please contact Colleen McGue via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (941) 359-5772.

 

 

 

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Mar
22

Cyclovia Bradenton is on Sunday!

This Sunday, March 26 from 10am-2pm, 57th Ave West between 26th Street West and 34th Street West near SCF will be closed to vehicle traffic and opened up for people to bike, skate, scooter, walk, and dance for the first ever Cyclovia Bradenton. A bicycle route around the campus will be marked off and the event is completely free and open to the public. There will be music, Zumba class, group bicycle rides on the bicycle route, food trucks, and more!

What is a Cyclovia? Cyclovia is a spanish term for "Cycle way," and is also known as "Open Streets." Communities around the world have been holding these types of events where a selected street is closed to vehicle traffic so that pedestrians and bicyclists get to use the road to improve their health and experience a safe, car-free environment. 

MPO staff will be at Cyclovia Bradenton on Sunday with our bicycles, and we will also have a table where we will be distributing bicycle lights, water bottle cozies, reflective wrist bands, materials about bicycle and pedestrian safety. Please come join us!

Cyclovia Bradenton

Sunday, March 26 (10 a.m.- 2 p.m.) 

Location:  State College of Florida- 5840 26th St W, Bradenton, FL 34207

  

Cyclovia Bradenton is the kick off event to this year's Millennial Conference, or MCon. Learn more about that here.

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Jun
08

Amendments Proposed for FY 2015/16--2019/2020 Transportation Improvement Program

These amendments brought forward by the Florida Department of Transportation request changes to the following projects:

  • FPN #201032-6 I-75 at SR 64 in Manatee County: $50,933,303 in State funds advance into FY 2017. The project length is being increased from .807 miles to 2.476 miles.
  • FPN #435349-1 US 41 Green Bridge Multi-Use Path in Manatee County: Environmental phase added in FY 2016 and FY 2018.
  • FPN #438374-1 US 41 from 301 Boulevard to 21st Avenue in Manatee County: New Safety project in FY 2017.
  • FPN #433550-1 US 41 from Blackburn Point Road to Stickney Point Road in Sarasota County: Environmental phase added in FY 2016 and FY 2017. The project length is being increased from 3.906 miles to 6.343 miles.
  • FPN #433552-1 US 41 from Sumter Blvd to Ortiz Blvd in Sarasota County: Environmental phase added in FY 2017.
  • FPN #433608-2 Myrtle Street in Sarasota County: Environmental Phase added in FY 2017 and FY 2018.
  • FPN #434961-1 SR 45 (US 41) Tamiami Trail from Palermo Place to Venice Avenue: Environmental Phase added in 2017.
  • FPN # 436567-1 SR 758 (Bee Ridge Road) from Bond Place to Cattlemen Road: Environmental Phase added in 2017.
  • FPN #438371-1 US 301 from Fruitville Rd to 10th St: Environmental Phase added in FY 2017.
  • FPN #438959-1-84-01 FTA Section 5310- Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Persons with Disabilities- Operating in the amount of $156,981 with a local match of $156,981 as this project has been selected during the competitive application process for funding. The funds were apportioned to the state in FFY 2015 and were programmed late in the state FY 15/16.

These projects are required to be listed correctly in the Sarasota/Manatee Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) in order to ensure we receive federal authorization for the use of federal funds.

If approved by the MPO Board at the June 27, 2016 board meeting, the listed projects will be added in the currently adopted FY 2015/16--2019/2020 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

If you have any questions about the proposed TIP amendments, or would like additional information, please contact Colleen McGue, Transportation Planner at (941) 359-5772 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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May
27

Draft 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program for 2016/17--2020/21 Available for Public Review and Comment

Draft 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program for 2016/17--2020/21 Available for Public Review and Comment

It's that time of year again! Every year the Sarasota/Manatee MPO updates the 5 Year Transportation Improvement Program, or TIP, and the new draft TIP covering fiscal years 2016/17--2020/21 is now avilable for public review and comment.

To view the draft FY 2016/17--2020/21 TIP, please click here. This is a large file and might take a little while to load.

If you would like to download the file, please click here and select "Transportation Improvement Program," then "Draft 2016-17 TIP."

Background: The process to develop the 2016/17--2020/21 TIP started in March 2015 when the MPO Board adopted its 2015 Project Priority List.  That list was forwarded to FDOT to prepare its Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program which includes roadway improvements, transportation alternatives, bridge, safety and public transportation projects (i.e. transit, aviation, port, intermodal and transportation disadvantaged program projects).

At the December 2015 MPO Board meeting, FDOT presented the Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program that addressed the priorities that were set by the MPO Board in March 2015.  The 2016/17-2020/21 Draft Tentative Five Year Work Program is incorporated into the FY 2016/17-2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program. The TIP will go before the MPO Boad for adoption at their next MPO Board meeting on June 27, 2016. The TIP must be submitted to FDOT by July 15, 2016.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the draft FY 2016/17--2020/21 TIP, please contact Colleen McGue via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (941) 359-5772.

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Jan
07

Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis Mobility Survey

Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis Mobility Survey

The Florida Department of Transportation, in partnership with the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization and the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto, is gathering information on transportation issues in Bradenton and Palmetto as part of the Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA).  The CMNAA study will aid in the development of future alternative transportation projects and programs designed to improve access to jobs, schools, shopping, and social services.  

We are conducting a mobility survey as a key component of our data collection effort.  The survey period is from January 4, 2016 through January 22, 2016. It is intended to gather information from those travelling in and through the study area.  Survey input will assist us in identifying vehicular mobility and safety concerns, as well as, learn about safety, comfort, and access issues associated with walking, biking, or using transit.  The survey will also help identify how these issues impact residents and businesses within the cities of Bradenton and Palmetto.

The survey will only take a few minutes to complete. The bi-lingual survey can be filled out on-line at:  http://www.swflroads.com/study/CMNAA. You are welcome forward the survey information to anyone you feel may be interested in participating in the survey.

To view the study area in detail, click here.

For more information on the study, see the project web site at wwww.cmnaa.com, or contact the FDOT project manager, Patty Hurd, at 407-540-0555.

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Dec
09

Now accepting applications for Manatee County Representatives on MPO Citizen Advisory Committee

Manatee accepting applications for vacancies on MPO Citizen Advisory Committee

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 7, 2015) – Manatee County has two openings for the Citizen Advisory Committee that makes recommendations to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board on regional transportation issues.

The Committee (CAC) assists the Metropolitan Planning Organization by providing citizens’ views, attitudes and input to the transportation planning process. CAC members represent a cross section of the citizens of Sarasota and Manatee counties including the cities within the counties. CAC representatives are recommended for appointment by their respective units of local government and are appointed by the MPO Board.

There is one vacancy for an at-large representative from Manatee County, and one vacancy for an at-large, disabled representative. Applications may be found online at http://www.mymanatee.org/home/government/board-of-commissioners/advisory-boards.html

The group meets at 5 p.m. on the first Thursday of months in which an MPO meeting is scheduled, with some CAC meetings scheduled on an alternate Thursday due to holidays. The committee meets in the main conference room at the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Office at 7632 15th St E, Sarasota FL 34243.

For more information, call Colleen McGue at (941) 359-5772 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.

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Dec
02

Upcoming MPO Public Hearing for Amendments to Transportation Improvement Program

Upcoming MPO Public Hearing for Amendments to Transportation Improvement Program

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Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

7632 15th Street East  • Sarasota, Florida 34243-3248         

941-359-5772 • Fax: 941-359-5779

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Date:                December 2, 2015

Contact:           David Hutchinson, Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization

Phone:             941-359-5772

Fax:                 941-359-5779

                                                                                                                                                            

 

PUBLIC HEARING

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will hold a Public Transportation Task Force Meeting on Monday, December 14, 2015 at 8:15 a.m. at the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Office, 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida followed by a MPO Board Meeting at 9:30 a.m. to be held at the Holiday Inn, 8009 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida and will consider and act upon at 9:45 a.m. or reasonably thereafter the following:

 

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has requested several Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) Amendments that may be found at www.MyMPO.org

All interested parties are invited to appear and be heard on each of the above items.  Written comments filed with the MPO will be considered.  Copies of all of the above proposed documents are available by calling the MPO Office at 941-359-5772.

THIS NOTICE is published pursuant to the requirements of the Federal Laws, Florida Statutes and MPO Policy. NO STENOGRAPHIC RECORD BY A CERTIFIED COURT REPORTER IS MADE OF THIS MEETING.  ACCORDINGLY, ANY PERSON WHO MAY SEEK TO APPEAL ANY DECISIONS INVOLVING THE MATTER NOTICED HEREIN WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MAKING A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE AT THIS MEETING UPON WHICH ANY APPEAR IS TO BE BASED.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at 941-359-5772  at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting.

The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Actof 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes he/she has beendiscriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disabilityor family status may file a complaint with the MPO’s Title VI Coordinator Mike Maholtz at (941) 359-5772 or by writing him at 7632 15th street east, sarasota, florida 34243.

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Nov
03

MPO Recognizes Outgoing Board Members for Service

MPO Recognizes Outgoing Board Members for Service

On Monday October 27, 2014, the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Board recognized Sarasota County Commissioners Joe Barbetta and Nora Patterson for their service on the Board. Commissioners Barbetta and Patterson each received a plaque, presented by MPO Board Chair and Manatee County Commissioner Larry Bustle, acknowledging their dedication to serving the regional transportation needs of Sarasota and Manatee Counties. 

Commissioner Barbetta served on the MPO Board representing Sarasota County since 2007. Commissioner Patterson served on the MPO since 1999, initially representing the City of Sarasota and then representing Sarasota County. She served as the Chair of the MPO Board in 2005, 2009, and 2013.

Outgoing City of Sarasota Commissioner Shannon Snyder's service on the MPO Board since 2012 was recognized with a plaque as well.

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