Jun
16

Participate in the Virtual MPO Barrier Island Traffic Committee Meeting on June 22, 2020

public-notice Public Notice for MPO Meeting

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Barrier Island Traffic Committee (BITC) will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Monday, June 8, 2020.

For the protection of the community, all Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) meetings will be available to the public online and by telephone to avoid convening more than ten people during the current COVID-19 State of Emergency from March 9 to July 6, 2020.  Public access and public comment opportunities will be provided as permitted in Executive Order 20-69 for local government meetings, allowing the use of communications media technology, such as telephonic and video conferencing.

There are four (4) ways for the public to participate:

  • Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after the meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Rachel McClain, Planning Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, email address, and phone number with your written comment. 
  • The BITC meeting will be live streamed on Monday, June 22 at 10:00 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  • For those wishing to address members of the BITC directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Rachel McClain, Planning Assistant at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22 for your comments to be distributed to BITC members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR JUNE 22, 2020 VIRTUAL BITC MEETING
    • Please include the following information in the body of the email: 1) Name, email, and phone number; 2) The agenda item you wish to address; 3) A summary of your public comment (3000 character limit)
    • Following the receipt of the email, instructions will be sent on how to join the virtual meeting to speak once the Chair calls on you during the public comment period.

The MPO rules of procedure, decorum, and policy governing the public comment period, shall be followed and enforced in the same manner as if the meeting were held in person.  During the public comment period, the Chair will ask the public to speak based on the written requests to speak in the order they are received. 

Any person with a disability requiring assistance, auxiliary aids, and services for this meeting should notify the Sarasota/Manatee MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-57

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Apr
18

Sarasota Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study

barrierisland Barrier Island Traffic Study

Steering Committee Meeting April 23, 2019

Bartow, Fla. – FDOT will be holding the final steering committee meeting of the Barrier Islands Traffic Study at 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the CrossPointe Fellowship Church at 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, Florida, 34217. The team is excited to be heading into Phase III of the Traffic Study.

Phase I involved reviewing prior studies for implementable ideas and Phase II looked at operational improvements. Phase I and Phase II have been finished and the recommendations finalized. Phase III will be looking more to the future – identifying mid to long term solutions.

The team believes the future focus should be on moving people, not solely on moving cars. To help accomplish this, the steering committee will be focusing on what the Vision for the Barrier Islands is. The goal of the FDOT team is to use this Vision to help guide suggestions and projects towards its realization. What does the community want to look like in the future?

FDOT and Stantec have included the suggestions made by the steering committee to ensure that the Island’s suggestions were incorporated and addressed.  Phase III Is scheduled to end in Fall 2019. The final Public Meeting is expected to be held in early 2020. This date will ensure that both full time and seasonal residents will have the opportunity to attend the meeting and participate. 

Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or people who require translation services (free of charge) should contact FDOT Project Manager Bessie Reina, by phone at (863)-519-2656 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. 

If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Florida Department of Transportation using the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800) 955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-8770 (Voice). 
FDOT solicits public participation without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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Florida Department of Transportation
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