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2019 Annual Meeting Schedule


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MPO Board

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Public Transportation Task Force

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Bike/Ped/Trails Advisory Committee

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Citizens Advisory Committee

Open House

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Technical Advisory Committee

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Manatee TD Local Coordinating Board

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Sarasota TD Local Coordinating Board

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Agenda SCAT TDSP Draft with Appendices Presentation

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Other Resources

Other Resources

The Sarasota/Manatee region is a wonderful place to live, work and play. In 2017, the region welcomed over 5,000,000 visitors from all over the world. Tourism remains a large component of our thriving economy. In fact, tourism alone provides Sarasota/Manatee residents with over 51,000 job opportunities.  Travellers and part-time residents usually visit the Sarasota/Manatee region from January through April, significantly increasing traffic congestion on the region's road network. It is important that our visitors and part-time residents, as well as full-time/year-round residents, remain aware, vigilant and safe while operating a motor vehicle. Below you will find useful resources to inform you of daily traffic and delays. These tools help you arrive to your destination safely and stress-free.

Traffic Watch

Use these resources and learn about traffic conditions on major roadways across the state. If you know before you go, you can plan accordingly and save time and money.

Florida 511 Florida Traffic Online FDOT Florida Traffic Online Florida Highway Patrol's Live Traffic Crash and Road Condition Report Traffic Watch Reports for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Community Resources

Below are central contact points for citizens in Manatee and Sarasota Counties to report an issue, request a service, seek information/referrals, and direct complaints, compliments and suggestions regarding government service.

Manatee County

Report issues online  Call 941-742-5800 and speak to a representative Report infrastructure issues (roads, sidewalks, etc.) using the My Manatee Mobile app

Sarasota County

Take action. Be an active participant in your community. Use SeeClickFix to report problems in unincorporated Sarasota County.  You may also call the Contact Center at 941-861-5000 (TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-955-8771). Callers may remain anonymous.

Planning a visit?

Visit Florida Visit Sarasota Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau

Additional Resources

Bradenton Area Economic Development Corporation Manatee Chamber of Commerce The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Corporation of Sarasota County

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The Sarasota/Manatee MPO's mission is to develop a future plan,through cooperation with our member governments and the general public for a safe, efficient, financially feasible, environmentally sensitive, regional, integrated multimodal transportation system that supports sustainable, livable communities and economic development.

What is an MPO?

The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. MPOs are established by state and federal laws and through interlocal agreement to provide a process for local governments within the region to coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MPO planning process is continuing, comprehensive and cooperative.  The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is governed by a 17-member apportioned Board comprised of elected officials representing both counties, nine (9) cities, and a representative of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 1 Secretary serves as a non-voting advisor.

General History

MPOs are established throughout the US and had their genesis in the 1950’s and 60’s with the development of the Interstate Highway System and passage of the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1962 to carry out federal transportation planning requirements. Title 23 of the United States Code provides that a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) be designated for each urbanized area with a population of more than 50,000 individuals. The designation of MPOs is accomplished by agreement between the Governor and the affected local governments. In addition, sections 339.175 and 339.176, Florida Statutes, provide requirements for MPO membership composition and the apportionment of voting membership, which is updated after each decennial census. These statutes also describe the purpose, authority and responsibility of MPOs.

Original Creation of the Sarasota/Manatee MPO

Based upon the 1970 Census, in 1977 the population of the Sarasota-Bradenton area was projected to the year 1980. Realizing that the 1980 Census would result in the Sarasota-Bradenton area’s designation as an urbanized area, the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was created in 1978 to meet the requirements of federal law governing the expenditure of federal transportation funds by state and local agencies in Sarasota and Manatee County. The original Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board membership consisted of voting representatives of five local governments: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, and Town of Longboat Key.

MPO Staff

David This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.: 941-259-6042

Leigh This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6043

Rachel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6045

Sue This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6041

Nanette This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6040

Ryan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6052

City of North Port City of Sarasota City of Venice Sarasota County Town of Longboat Key

Active Transportation Plan Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) Congestion Management Process Long Range Transportation Plan (Mobility/Congestion/Reliability) Project Priorities Transportation Improvement Program

ATMS Congestion Management Process Climate Council Data Scientist FDOT Five Year Tentative Work Program Financier Intelligent Transportation System Management Team (ITSMT) Project Priority Scoring State of the System Traffic Incident Management (TIM) Transportation Improvement Program Transporation Regional Improvement Program (TRIP) with Charlotte Work Program Financial Analysis

Environment/Livability Mobility/Congestion/Reliability Project Delivery

Alvimarie This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6044

Anna Maria Bradenton Beach City of Bradenton City of Palmetto Holmes Beach Manatee County

All Hazards Recovery Plan Long Range Transportation Plan (Safety) Project Priorities Safety Assessment Report Security Assessment Report

Airport All Hazards Recover Plan Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis Community Traffic Safety Team Data Scientist Geographic Information System Long Range Transportation Plan Model Map Woman! Port Project Priorities Rail Safety Queen US 41 Multi Modal Emphasis Corridor Gap and Safety Analysis

Freight/Economy Infrastructure Condition Safety/Security

Corinne This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Direct: 941-259-6046

Public Participation Plan (PPP) Long Range Transportation Plan (Public Engagement) Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) for Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Community Outreach Data Scientist Graphics Guru Infographic Fact Sheets Internal and External MPO Communication Information Technology Aficionado Public Transportation Task Force Social Media Mastermind Transit Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinator for Manatee and Sarasota Counties Walk/Bike/Paddle Website Design and Content Management

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Our Region

Our Region

Disclaimer: Geographic information provided by Sarasota/Manatee MPO GIS is for general reference only, is subject to change, and is not warranted for any particular use or purpose. Although efforts have been made to ensure the information is accurate and useful, the information contained within may be derived from several sources of varying quality and accuracy. Therefore, Sarasota/Manatee MPO assumes no responsibility for errors in the information and does not guarantee that the data are free from errors or inaccuracies.  Errors from non-coincidence of features from different data sources may be present. Sarasota/Manatee MPO GIS and the Sarasota/Manatee MPO Board do not warrant and are not liable for inappropriate or unintended uses or interpretation of this information. As such, these digital data are distributed on "as is" basis and the user assumes all risk as to their quality, the results obtained from their use, and the performance of the data. While Sarasota/Manatee MPO GIS endeavors to create the most accurate data available, this data should not be used for site-specific evaluation, surveying, or engineering purposes. It should also not be used beyond the limits of the source scale. Use of this data is considered as acceptance of the limitations of this data and that the user has read and understood the metadata prior to its use in any form. This data may be used without further constraint provided this entire metadata document accompanies the dataset. This data may not be sold in any form. Acknowledgement of Sarasota/Manatee MPO GIS would be appreciated in products derived from these data.

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To find projects that are happening in your neighborhood.


• Provide local access to homes, businesses, essential services, and recreation• Multimodal in nature and incorporate land use context

• Accommodate major regional movements within Sarasota/Manatee• Provide connections between major activity centers and other Regional or Inter-Regional facilities

• Provide connections to other regions• Move people through the region, not within

FID: 83Item Number: 4332251December 12, 2017 - Alternatives Public Meeting

FID: 80Item Number: 4335921January 16, 2018 - Alternative Public Meeting

FID: 49Item Number: 4335503 February 2018 - Public Hearing

January 2019 - Public Meeting

Community Road Projects

FID: 42Item Number: 4365671

FID: 26Item Number: 4351201

FID: 57Item Number: 4369791

Newsletter: May 2, 2019 - Public Meeting

Regional Road Projects

FID: 84Item Number: 4383741 September 26, 2017 - Median Modification Public Hearing

April 17, 2018 - Public HearingMarch 26, 2019 - Public Hearing

March 1, 2018 - Public Meeting

FID: 29Item Number: 4279952

March 19, 2019 - Pre-Construction Public Information Meeting

Inter-Regional Road Projects

To view a more comprehensive list of FDOT District One funded projects visit, 

FID: 4Item Number: 2010326FDOT Project Manager: Marléna Gore, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 941-749-3500 x7867

FID: 30Item Number: 4206132FDOT Project Manager:Ryan Weeks, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 863-519-2837 June 21, 2018 - Public Hearing

FID: 36Item Number: 4349291For additional information about the project, please call:Lauren Hatchell, Community Outreach Manager 941-708-4418Zac Burch, FDOT Communications Office 239-225-1950 

FID: 87Item Number: 4362991For additional information about the project, please call:Lauren Hatchell, Community Outreach Manager 941-708-4418Zac Burch, FDOT Communications Office 239-225-1950 

FID: 19Item Number: 4385281For additional information about the project, please call: Lauren Hatchell, Community Outreach Manager 941-708-4418 Zac Burch, FDOT Communications Office 239-225-1950

Financial Project ID: 201032-2-52-01For more information about the improvements, contact:Brian Bollas, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 813-262-8549 Zachary Burch, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 239-225-1950 Construction starts October 8, 2018

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