Apr
23

Participate in the Virtual MPO Technical Advisory Committee Meeting on May 4, 2020

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The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 4, 2020. Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Thursday, April 23, 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 May 8, 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 TAC meeting will be live streamed on Monday, May 4 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 TAC 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, May 4 for your comments to be distributed to TAC members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR MAY 4, 2020 VIRTUAL TAC 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)-359-5772.

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Apr
10

Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board Going to Virtual Meetings in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

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NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that The Sarasota/Manatee MPO Governing Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, to conduct business required by State and Federal law.  Meeting materials and information regarding technology and access will be posted to the MPO website at www.mympo.org on Monday, April 13, 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 May 8, 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 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. 
  • The Board meeting will be live streamed on Monday, April 20 at 9:30 a.m. The public can view the meeting and comment during the meeting using the comment box at https://publicinput.com/I003.
  • The public may call-in by phone and leave comments via voicemail. Telephone Number 855-999-4008; Meeting code 7885.
  • For those wishing to address members of the MPO Board 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, April 20 for your comments to be distributed to Board members prior to the meeting. Please provide the following information in the email:
    • Subject line (RE): PUBLIC COMMENT FOR APRIL 20, 2020 VIRTUAL BOARD 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 Executive Director at least seven (7) days in advance of the meeting by calling (941)-359-5772.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS NEWS, CONTACT:

David Hutchinson
Executive Director
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941-359-5772

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Feb
28

Sarasota/Manatee MPO Seeks Community Input to Help Drive The Future of the Region’s Transportation Plan

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The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) recently unveiled the region’s transportation vision to elected officials and the general public at its “Drive The Future: Community TransForum” event. The “Drive The Future” campaign aims to finalize the community vision, increase awareness, and encourage positive support among stakeholders for the region’s long-term transportation needs. The Drive the Future: Community Vision survey is open to the public and may be taken now through March 20, 2020.

To take the survey, click here  or visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VZFQ2X9

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Aug
06

Last Call: MPO survey ends August 31

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There is still time for members of the public to take the Transform Tomorrow survey. This is the community’s chance to tell the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) how they can improve transportation. Does the region need more cars? bike lanes? trails? buses? Individuals can participate in the survey and transform tomorrow’s transportation here, www.mympo.org/transformtomorrow. The survey closes on August 31.

There has been a tremendous response to the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) “Transform Tomorrow” General Survey, with over 1,000 surveys received to date. The responses from this survey will help the Sarasota/Manatee MPO understand the community’s transportation concerns, needs, and desires. It will also help the MPO understand attitudes toward potential solutions, and how those solutions should be prioritized. 

“We are receiving a lot of positive feedback from the survey and comments received from the Transform Tomorrow webpage on our website,” says David Hutchinson, MPO Executive Director. “We value citizen input. It helps us decide how to invest your tax dollars.” 

The purpose of the 2045 LRTP is to develop future transportation facilities in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The LRTP must consider the full complement of transportation modes – roads, bicycles, pedestrians, trails, transit, parking, railroads and airports. The plan includes at least twenty years and must be updated every five years. The 2045 LRTP must include robust public involvement to shape the final plan.

If you would like to get involved in Long Range Transportation planning:

  • Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, @Transform2045 and @TransformTomor1, respectively.
  • Visit the Transform Tomorrow page regularly www.mympo.org/transformtomorrow . This webpage holds key information on previous or upcoming events, materials, maps, and other LRTP related items.
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May
13

PUBLIC NOTICE: MPO Board and PTTF Meetings

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MEDIARELEASE  
Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization
7632 15th Street East | Sarasota, FL 34243-3248         
941-359-5772 | Fax: 941-359-5779

Date:             May 10, 2019
Contact:       David Hutchinson, Executive Director
Phone:          941-359-5772
Fax:                941-359-5779

 

NOTIFICATION IS GIVEN that the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), will hold a Public Transportation Task Force Meeting on Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:15 a.m. at the Art Center Sarasota located at 707 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida, followed by its regularly scheduled MPO Board Meeting which begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Sarasota Bayfront Community Center, 803 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Florida.

 

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 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 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 Sarasota/Manatee MPO Title VI coordinator Leigh Holt at 941-359-5772 or by writing her at 7632 15th Street East, Sarasota, Florida 34243.

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Oct
26

MEDIA RELEASE: PTTF and MPO Board Meetings

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