It is the Sarasota/Manatee MPO’s mission to promote economic diversity, preserve environmental health, and create vibrant places.
The Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. MPOs are established by state and federal laws and through interlocal agreement to provide a process for local governments within the region to coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The MPO planning process is continuing, comprehensive and cooperative.
The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is governed by a 17-member apportioned Board comprised of elected officials representing both counties, nine (9) cities, and a representative of the Sarasota Manatee Airport Authority. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 1 Secretary serves as a non-voting advisor.
MEETING: MPO Governing Board, Public Transportation Task Force, Bike/Ped/Trails Advisory Committee, Citizens Advisory Network, Technical Advisory Committee, Transportation Systems Management and Operations Advisory Group, Destination Zero Advisory Group, Transportation Resiliency Advisory Group, Barrier Island Traffic Committee, Manatee Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, Sarasota Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board, and Community Traffic Safety Team.
MEMBERS: MPO Board and Committees, Community Traffic Safety Team, Transportation Disadvantaged, and Florida Scenic Highway Programs,
MAPS: Safety | Security, Infrastructure | Resiliency, Mobility | Reliability, Technology | Autonomy, Economy | Tourism, Equity | Livability, Environment | Conservation, and Project Delivery
MANDATES: Long Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program, Project Priorities, Congestion Management Process, Public Participation Plan, Civil Rights Assurance, Unified Planning Work Program, Continuity of Operation Plan, and Certification.
PARTNERS: Local, Regional, Federal and State
PERFORMANCE MEASURES: Safety | Security, Infrastructure | Resiliency, Mobility | Reliability, Technology | Autonomy, Economy | Tourism, Equity | Livability, Environment | Conservation, and Project Delivery
PLANS: Legislative Priorities, US 41 Transit Choices Study, and Park & Ride Implementation Plan.
PROJECTS: Community Road Projects, Regional Road Projects, Transform 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan, and Active Transportation Plan
ORGANIZATION: 8 staff members.
OUR REGION: Venice, Sarasota, Palmetto, North Port, Anna Maria, Bradenton Beach, Holmes Beach, Bradenton, and Longboat Key.
OUTREACH: Volunteer, Attend an Event, and Engage.
OTHER: Traffic Watch and Community Resources