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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
The MPO seeks a volunteer citizen advocate representative to serve on an Advisory Board:
The Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (TDLCB) focuses on the transportation needs of the disadvantaged in Pasco County, including individuals with physical and economic challenges and senior citizens facing mobility challenges. This is an advisory board to MPO board which specifically coordinates the needs of people unable to use traditional bus services. The LCB Board is composed of representatives from local governments, transportation providers, health and disadvantaged service providers, citizen advocates, etc. with the primary responsibility to provide information, advice, and direction to Pasco County on the coordination of services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged. Please see attached notice for further information on how to apply.

Request for public comments on the Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Fiscal Years 2016-17 through 2017-18:
The Pasco County MPO, the designated organization responsible for conducting a countywide transportation planning program, has set a 30-day public comment period beginning March 10, 2016, through April 10, 2016, to review the draft UPWP.  The UPWP (e.g. MPO Budget) documents all transportation planning activities which will occur during the Fiscal Years 2016-17 through FY 2017-18 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018).  The UPWP is a statement of work to be performed, identifying planning priorities, and activities to be carried out by the MPO. The identified work tasks and allocations of funds among the various tasks support the overall transportation planning program. Beginning March 10, 2016, the Draft UPWP will be available for viewing at all Pasco County libraries and can also be viewed on the MPO’s web site at Persons wanting further information or needing a hard copy of the proposed Draft UPWP may contact the MPO staff at (727) 847-8140.

VISION 54/56
The MPO has 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 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.

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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U.S. 301 Corridor Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study
The MPO approved the U.S. 301 study at its February 11, 2016 meeting. The final consultant study report was distributed at the meeting and is available at the link below. In December 2014 the study results and recommendation for  the U.S. 301 study were presented to the MPO. The study goal was to create a land use vision unique to the U.S. 301 corridor from Kossik Road to the U.S. 98 Bypass that guides land use patterns and development characteristics with a supportive transportation system. The study engaged local land owners, businesses, and interested persons to provide input in developing a land use vision for the corridor. This portion of the U.S. 301 corridor is recognized for its unique topographic features and panoramic views. The study was a collaborative effort between the MPO, Pasco County Planning and Development, and the cities of Dade City and Zephyrhills. For more information please contact Manny Lajmiri at (727) 847-8140 or .


  • U.S. 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study presentation to City of Zephyrhills Council- January 25, 2016
  • U.S. 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study presentation to City of Dade City Council (Workshop Meeting)- February 23, 2016
  • U.S. 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study- Final Report (Large file 13.7MB)
  • U.S. 301 Study presentation to MPO on December 10, 2015
  • U.S. 301 Study presentation on November 18, 2015
  • Notice of upcoming U.S. 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study on November 18, 2015
  • Character Districts- US 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study for November 18, 2015 Public Meeting 
  • Summary of both public workshops (March 12, 2015 and June 3, 2015) presentation to MPO on June 11, 2015
  • U.S. 301 Study presentation for June 3, 2015
  • U.S. 301 Study presentation for March 12, 2015
  • Workshop 1 (March 12, 2015) Visioning Exercise Results
  • Workshop 1 (March 12, 2015) Visioning Workshop Summary
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    Upcoming FDOT Resurfacing Project on U.S. 301 to Include Multi-Use Trail
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    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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