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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 Public Comment Period- Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):
The MPO has set a 30-day public comment period beginning May 6, 2016 through June 6, 2016, to review the “Draft TIP”. The purpose of this notice is to provide an opportunity for public comments and input on the Draft TIP. The TIP identifies a five year (FY 2016-17 Through FY 2020-21) listing of all transportation projects and programs funded with Federal and State funds in Pasco County. You may see “Notice of Public Comment” for more details. Comments will be accepted through June 6, 2016. The Final TIP is scheduled for adoption by MPO Board on June 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m., during a regularly scheduled MPO Board meeting at the West Pasco Government Center Board Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654.

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.

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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Pasco County Workers Push Pedals to Work
County employees highlight benefits of biking to work ...
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

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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