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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. To learn more, click here.

MPO Current activites
Notice of request for public comments on the 2016 List of Priority Projects (LOPP): The Pasco County MPO, the designated organization responsible for conducting a countywide transportation planning program, is seeking public comments and input on the draft 2016 List of Priority Projects (LOPP). The List of Priority Projects provides guidance to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the development and programming of Federally and State funded projects and programs as part of the FDOT’s Tentative Work Program which presents transportation projects and programs to be funded over the next five years. A 30-day comment period on the draft list of priority projects will begin August 5, 2016 and end September 8, 2016.  A Public Hearing for the 2016 List of Priority Projects is scheduled to be conducted at the regularly scheduled MPO Board meeting of September 8, 2016 to be held at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, Board Room, 2nd Floor, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. The MPO Board will consider adoption of the 2016 LOPP after conducting the Public Hearing. Please see Notice of request for public comments for more information.

The Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is undertaking a planning study to address current conditions, stakeholder concerns (incl. bicyclists and local residents), commonly used bicycle routes, options or improvement types available, costs and priorities for the northeast area of Pasco County, sometimes known as the San Antonio Hills.  The bicycle safety measures will consider engineering solutions, education strategies, and enforcement options. We are soliciting input from all interested parties to provide insight into the areas that are of the most concern for all users. The link provided below will take you to a map showing several bicycle club routes some of which overlap each other (dashed lines). This map was displayed at a public information meeting that was held on August 18, 2016 in Dade City. You can download the PDF file (2MB) and either comment directly on the map and attached a scanned version of the map and submit electronic comments to the MPO at: You may also mail comments to the address below. Should you have any questions please contact the MPO office.

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Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning
8731 Citizens Drive, Suite 320
New Port Richey, FL 34654
(727) 847-8140

VISION 54/56
The MPO had begun studying potential highway and transit improvements on the S.R. 54/56 corridor from U.S. 19 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.  This study had been divided into two phases.

Phase involved a citizen led task force approach with the objective of recommending up to 6 viable including a “no build” alternative . Task force recommendations for phase I was presented to the MPO Board on June 9, 2016 . The MPO Board authorized staff to move forward with  phase 2 of the study to evaluate the recommended alternatives and selecting a preferred alternative. The purpose of phase 2 will be to:

  • Evaluate the 5 to 6 alternatives resulting from Phase 1.
  • Facilitate extensive public engagement and outreach.
  • Select and refine a preferred alternative.
  • Develop an implementation plan.
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MPO Newsletter
The MPO periodically distributes a newsletter highlighting Pasco County MPO Transportation Planning Activities. The recent Fall/Winter 2015 edition is in current circulation. Please view this current issue and all previous issues at:
MPO Newsletter Fall/Winter 2015

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.
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News - View All
MOBILITY 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor
Phase I Study- Defining Transportation Alternatives ...
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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