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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

LRTP Amendment- SR 56 Number of Lanes
At the request of FDOT, The MPO Board will consider a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) amendment to be consistent with the adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to reflect consistency for the number of lanes on SR 56 from Meadow Pointe Blvd. to U.S. 301. The TIP currently shows a 4 lane improvement on SR 56 as committed within the 5 year work program. The LRTP Table B-1 (Existing and Committed Roadway Capacity Improvements), and the LRTP Cost Feasible Table 2-1, (LRTP Roadway Project Costs and Revenues) were revised to reflect the same committed number of lanes on SR 56 (4 lanes) as reflected in the TIP. Please provide any comments/questions via . This proposed LRTP amendment will be available for public review and comment until the regularly scheduled MPO Board meeting on March 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM.

The MPO Board will review and consider this amendment for approval at their regularly scheduled meeting on March 9, 2017 at 10:00 AM at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Board Room, Dade City, Florida.


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 Open House will allow the public to share opinions and other information that could 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. Please contact Justyna Buszewski 727-847-8140 or email  for more details.

WHAT:        Withlacoochee Trail Connector Study Open House

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

WHEN:        Wednesday, February 22, 2017
                    5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. 

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. Details will be coming soon and will be posted on this web site.

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


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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