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Safety Performance in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, 2021

20181025_114322 FDOT and MPO conduct Road Safety Assessments

Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21) and Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act legislation require metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) to use outcome-based planning for five safety measures:

  • Number of fatalities
  • Rate of fatalities
  • Number of serious injuries
  • Rate of serious injuries
  • Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries

The MPO adopted their first targets for the 2014-2018 five-year rolling average on January 22, 2018. The second targets for 2015-2019 five-year rolling average were adopted on September 24, 2018 where realistic, attainable safety performance targets were set based on historical statistics and projected trends. Additionally, Vision Zero was adopted as a long term goal to be reached by 2045.

The third targets for the 2016-2020 five year rolling average were adopted on January 27, 2020. The actual numbers were higher than originally projected. The MPO Board adopted the same targets as 2015-2019 for number of fatalities and number of serious injuries while using the actual numbers for 2016-2020 for the remaining targets as new numbers.

The unvalidated 2020 data is now available. Based on this data, the actual numbers are once again higher than originally projected and the MPO will not meet some of the adopted 2016-2020 safety targets. The 2020 data will be validated Summer of 2020.

Evaluating how each performance measure has trended, allows the MPO to make a more informed decision in establishing 2017-2021 targets as well as future year targets.

MPOs must set 2017-2021 targets for each of the five Safety Performance Measures by February 27, 2021.

Five-Year Safety Performance Measures Rolling Averages
2017 2021 rolling averages

On Febrary 22, 2021, the MPO Board adopted supporting the Statewide goal of Vision Zero as a long-term goal, each transit agency's respective safety targets, and the 2017-2021 MPO safety targets for the Sarasota/Manatee region.

2017-2021 MPO Safety Targets

2017 2021 Safety Targets

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Feb
24

Florida Strategic Highway Safety Plan Posted for Public Comment

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We are excited to announce the public comment period for the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is now open. The draft SHSP is posted and available for public comment through March 10, 2021. 

Public comments may be submitted by reading the draft SHSP at https://www.fdot.gov/safety and completing the comment form or emailing comments to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please share the public comment information with your peers, constituents, and members to ensure this data-driven plan for eliminating fatalities and serious injuries in Florida reflects the Department’s top priority of creating a safe, efficient transportation system. 

Thank you for your support.

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Feb
12

PUBLIC NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board Meeting on February 22, 2021

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board will hold its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in the Longboat Key Room at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Meeting Materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org by Friday, February 12, 2021.

There are five (5) ways for the public to participate:

  1. In person at the MPO Board Meeting by filling out a comment card.
  2. 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 Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board 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. 
  3. The MPO Board meeting will be live streamed on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  4. The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  5. For those wishing to address members of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021, for your comments to be distributed to MPO Board members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    1. Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR FEBRUARY 22, 2021 MPO BOARD MEETING
    2. 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)
    3. 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.

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meetings, and ideally before 3:00 p.m. on Friday, February 19, 2021.

Public Comment: 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 they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI Coordinator by calling 941-359-5772 or in writing mailed to Sarasota/Manatee MPO, ATTN: Title VI Coordinator, at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Feb
12

PUBLIC NOTICE :: Public Transportation Task Force Meeting on February 22, 2021

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee MPO will hold a Public Transportation Task Force Meeting on Monday, February 22, 2021 at 8:15 a.m. in the Longboat Key Room at the Bradenton Area Convention Center, One Haben Boulevard, Palmetto, Florida 34221. Meeting Materials will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org by Friday, February 12, 2021.

Public Comment: 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 they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI Coordinator by calling 941-359-5772 or in writing mailed to Sarasota/Manatee MPO, ATTN: Title VI Coordinator, at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Feb
09

PUBLIC NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee MPO BPTAC Hybrid Meeting

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that on February 16, 2021, the Bicycle/Pedestrian/Trails Advisory Committee (BPTAC) hybrid meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the MPO Office, 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org  by Tuesday, February 9, 2021.

There are five (5) ways for the public to participate:

  1. In person at the BPTAC meeting, by filling out a comment card.
  2. Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after each meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board 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.
  3. The BPTAC meeting will be live streamed at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  4. The public may call-in by phone and leave comments via voicemail.   Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  5. For those wishing to address members of the BPTAC directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 for your comments to be distributed to BPTAC members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email.
    1. Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR FEBRUARY 16, 2021 BPTAC MEETING
    2. 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)
    3. 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 person and virtually.  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 MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling 941-359-5772.

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Clerk to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meetings, and ideally before 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. There are no stenographical records by a certified court reporter for the noticed meeting(s) listed above. Accordingly, any person seeking to appeal any decision(s) made at the noticed meeting(s) herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at the meeting(s) upon which any appeal 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 they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI Coordinator by calling 941-359-5772 or in writing mailed to Sarasota/Manatee MPO, ATTN: Title VI Coordinator, at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Jan
29

PUBLIC NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee MPO TAC and CAN Meetings

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that on February 8, 2021, the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m. and the Citizen Advisory Network (CAN) meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the MPO Office, 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org before Friday, January 29, 2021.

There are five (5) ways for the public to participate:

  1. In person at the TAC or CAN meetings, by filling out a comment card.
  2. Written comments will be accepted before, during, and after each meeting. All written comments will be included as part of the official public record of the meeting. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board 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.
  3. The TAC meeting will be live streamed at 10:00 a.m. and the CAN at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.

3.       The public may call-in by phone and leave comments via voicemail.   Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.

4.       For those wishing to address members of the TAC and/or CAN directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Nanette Eubanks, Clerk to the Board at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021 for your comments to be distributed to TAC and/or CAN members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:

  1. Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2021 TAC or CAN MEETING

b.        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)

c.      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 person and virtually.  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 MPO at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling 941-359-5772.

 

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Clerk to the Board (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meetings, and ideally before 8:00 a.m. on Monday, February 8, 2021.

This notice is published pursuant to the requirements of Federal Laws, Florida Statutes, and MPO Policy. There are no stenographical records by a certified court reporter for the noticed meeting(s) listed above. Accordingly, any person seeking to appeal any decision(s) made at the noticed meeting(s) herein will be responsible for making a verbatim record of the testimony and evidence at the meeting(s) upon which any appeal 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 they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI Coordinator by calling 941-359-5772 or in writing mailed to Sarasota/Manatee MPO, ATTN: Title VI Coordinator, at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Jan
29

PUBLIC NOTICE :: Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization Virtual Barrier Island Traffic Steering Committee (BITC) February 8, 2021

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The Sarasota/Manatee MPO will hold a Virtual Barrier Island Traffic Steering Committee (BITC) meeting on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Meeting Materials for the meeting will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Friday, January 29, 2021.

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

  1. 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, Fiscal Technician 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. 
  2. The BITC meeting will be live streamed on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/Q742.
  3. The public may call-in by phone and leave voice comments. Telephone Number 1-855-925-2801; Meeting code 8196.
  4. For those wishing to address members of the BIT Committee directly, you are requested to provide a written request in advance. Please email Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021, for your comments to be distributed to members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    1. Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR February 8, 2021 BITC MEETING
    2. 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)
    3. 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 Nanette Eubanks at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling 941-359-5772.

It would greatly help MPO staff if questions and comments could be emailed to Rachel McClain, Fiscal Technician (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) PRIOR to the beginning of the meetings, and ideally before 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2021.

 

Public Comment: 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 they have been discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability or family status may file a complaint with the Sarasota/Manatee at 941-359-5772 or by writing the MPO at 8100 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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