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Metropolitan Planning Organization
Welcome to the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for transportation planning in Pasco County. MPO planning activities are primarily funded by two federal grants that are channeled through the Florida Department of Transportation. Click here for more info.

MPO Current activites

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven,
invites you to provide your comments to FDOT by participating in the Five-Year Tentative Work Program Public Hearing.  You may participate in several ways, such as in person on October 28th from 4 PM to 6 PM at West Pasco Government Center, Basement Training Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654 or go to between Monday, October 26, 2015 to Friday October 30, 2015. For additional ways to participate, please see public hearing notice below. The Tentative Work Program for fiscal years July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2021 covers preliminary engineering, right of way acquisition, construction, and public transportation projects for Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties and includes Florida Turnpike Enterprise projects in these counties. Please see Public Hearing Notice for more information.

VISION 54/56

The MPO has begun studying potential highway and transit improvements on the SR 54/56 corridor from US 19 to Bruce B. Downs Blvd.  This study has been divided into two phases.

The first phase includes a citizen led task force approach with the objective of recommending up to 6 viable and practicable options. Click logo for more info.
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Anclote Coastal Trail Alternatives Analysis Study

This recently completed study was a Pasco County MPO sponsored planning study to investigate alternative alignments and identify a preferred route for a multiuse bicycle/pedestrian trail segment to connect to the future extension of the Pinellas Trail that currently ends north of the Anclote River in Tarpon Springs, to Pasco County’s Anclote Gulf Park, Anclote River Park and Key Vista Nature Park. The final public open house was held on June 17, 2015. Click here for a map of the preferred alternative presented at the meeting. Click here to view the full report, which has been divided into sections, including the 3 initial alternatives, order of magnitude costs and project summary.

See the press release for the October 8 MPO Board meeting item to review and approve the Study.

Long Range Transportation Plan

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Board approved the Mobility 2040, the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan on December 11, 2014.    See more info

U.S. 301 Corridor Land Use and Transportation Study

The Pasco County MPO sponsors a U.S 301 Corridor Land Use Vision and Transportation Strategy Study. The study kick off began with a workshop on March 12, 2015. The purpose of the U.S. 301 study is to create a vision for the U.S. 301 Corridor from Kossik Road to U.S. 98 Bypass that guides land use patterns and development characteristics with a supportive transportation system. The next steps will include follow up workshop(s) to address developing and confirming a vision statement, present results from workshop 1 that identified uniqueness features that provided strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats , review development tool recommendations and identify implementation strategies. The workshop also included a few visioning exercises that can be viewed below. Please stay tuned for follow up activities to be posted here. For more information please contact Manny Lajmiri at 727-847-8140 or . Please see below for additional information.

301 Corridor

    News - View All
    MOBILITY 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor
    Phase I Study- Defining Transportation Alternatives ...
    Metropolitan Planning Organization Board to Review Trail Recommendation
    Anclote Coastal Trail Alternatives Alignment Study ...
    Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail
    At the request of the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) ...

    Contact Us
    James H. Edwards
    Transportation Planning Manager


    8731 Citizens Dr.
    New Port Richey, FL 34654-5598
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    Ph: (727) 847-8140
    Fx: (727) 847-8113

    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
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