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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 Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 10, 2015, at the West Pasco County Government Center, Board Room, First Floor, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, at 10:00 a.m., for the purpose of allowing the public to comment on a proposed amendment to the MPO's Fiscal Year 2015-16 thru FY 2019-20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This proposed amendment would add $1,000 in FY 2015/16 to provide for FDOT’s coordination and oversight of the Environmental Assessment (EA) document in conjunction with the Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the Overpass Road project (Old Pasco Road to U.S. 301) being conducted by Pasco County. The EA will ultimately be sent by FDOT to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for approval. The Overpass Road project includes a new interchange at I-75.  The TIP Amendment is consistent with the Adopted Long Range Transportation Plan. (Page Number: Page B-9, B-11 and B-15 in Table B-2, County Roadway Improvements). Please see Notice of TIP  Amendment Public Hearing Notice for more details. You may access the TIP Amendment Sheet and LRTP reference pages for the Overpass Road projects.

You are invited to attend and participate in the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), District Seven, public hearing for a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) study of US 41(SR 45) at SR 54 from south of the SR 54 intersection to north of the SR 54 intersection in Pasco County, Florida. This public hearing is being held on Thursday December 10, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Myrtle Lake Baptist Church, 2017 Riegler Road, Land O Lakes, Florida, 34639 to allow interested persons the opportunity to provide comments concerning the location, conceptual design, and social, economic, and environmental effects of the proposed improvements. The study is considering two build alternatives: Alternative 3A and Alternative 3C which are both new interchanges with SR 54 elevated over US 41. Please see Public Notice Announcement for more details. You may also view the U.S. 41 at S.R. 54 PD&E Study Newsletter which further details this study.

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 and previous releases via

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 Strategy Study

The Pasco County MPO held its final Public Workshop on the U.S. 301 Land Use and Transportation Strategy Study on November 18, 2015. The purpose of the U.S. 301 study was 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. Please see below for all the presentation materials and additional information regarding the study. For more information please contact Manny Lajmiri at 727-847-8140 or .

Stakeholder NOV 18_US 301 DRAFT

  • 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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      Mobility 2040: A vision for the 54/56 Corridor
      Phase I Study - Defining Transportation Alternatives ...
      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

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      8:00 am - 5:00 pm 
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