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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.

Current MPO

Fiscal Years 2017/18 through 2021/22 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization responsible for conducting a countywide transportation planning program has set a 30-day public review and comment period beginning on or before May 5, 2017 through June 5, 2017 on the Draft TIP. The TIP identifies a five year listing of all transportation projects and programs funded mainly with Federal and State funds within Pasco County. The Final TIP is scheduled for approval by the MPO Board on June 8, 2017 at their regularly scheduled meeting at 10 AM at West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Board Room, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654. Please see the Notice of Request for Public Comments on the Draft TIP for more details.


FY 2016/17 through FY 2017/18 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) Amendment:

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP)(aka MPO budget) for the Pasco County MPO documents all transportation planning activities planned to be undertaken during the Fiscal Years 2016/17 through FY 2017/18. The document is required to span two fiscal years and is a statement of work to be performed, identifying planning priorities and activities to be carried out by the MPO. The MPO is amending the second year to update the UPWP PL funding increase, annual certifications and assurances and the Section 5305 (d) transit funding application. The MPO is initiating a 30-day public comment period on the Amended UPWP sheets beginning on or before May 5, 2017 to June 5, 2017. Comments received on the Amended UPWP are documented and addressed in the Final UPWP. The Final UPWP is scheduled for approval by the MPO Board on June 8, 2017 at their regularly scheduled meeting at 10 AM at West Pasco Government Center, 8731 Citizens Drive, Board Room, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654. Please see the Notice of Request for Public Comments on the UPWP Amendment for more information. You can access to the Entire UPWP for more information.

WITHLACOOCHEE TRAIL CONNECTOR STUDY

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is undertaking a planning study to identify trail alignment alternatives to connect the future northern extension of the Hardy Trail, that will end at Lock Street in Dade City, to the southern end of the Withlacoochee State Trail Trailhead on the west side of US 301 in Trilby, a total distance of approximately 5 miles. An open-house style public information meeting has been scheduled for anyone interested in the Withlacoochee Trail Connector Planning Study.  The first open house was held on February 22nd to allow the public to share opinions and other information that will be useful in developing trail connection options. Please see the map of the trail study area. Please see below for the date and location of the open house #2. Please contact Justyna Buszewski 727-847-8140 or email  for more details.


WHAT:        Withlacoochee Trail Connector Study # 2 Open House

WHERE:     Dade City Hall - Commission Chambers
                   38020 Meridian Avenue
                    Dade City, FL 33326

WHEN:       TBD       

WESLEY CHAPEL ROADWAY CONNECTION STUDY
The MPO is undertaking a study of potential roadway connections in Wesley Chapel area between Hillsborough and Pasco County. The study will identify the issues, opportunities and potential impacts and mitigation strategies of the various roadway connections including the Mansfield Boulevard and Kinnan Street roadways. Other potential connections will include the extension of Meadow Pointe Boulevard and Wyndfields Boulevard. The MPO will facilitate public meetings to receive comments on concepts, alternatives and traffic operations analysis. For questions and more info please contact Ali Atefi  727-847-8140 or email Wesley Chapel Roadway Study view details.

NORTHEAST PASCO (THE HILLS) MULTI-MODAL SAFETY ACTION PLAN
The Pasco County 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. Please see the map of the bicycle club routes to be studied that was displayed at a public information meeting held on August 18, 2016 in Dade City. Please contact Justyna Buszewski 727-847-8140 or email  for more details.

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 1 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 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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Contact Us
James H. Edwards
Transportation Planning Manager

Comments/Questions

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

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