August 16 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

Press release from Alachua County

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area will conduct a meeting at the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville) in the John R. “Jack” Durrance Auditorium on Wednesday, August 16, 2023. The meeting begins at 3 p.m.

In-person public comment will be taken for the agenda items and the public will also have an opportunity to speak about items not on the agenda. Members of the public who wish to speak are asked to limit their comments to three minutes. Masks for vulnerable citizens are strongly recommended. Individuals may view the meeting on Cox Channel and on the Alachua County Video on Demand website. The meetings can also be viewed on the Alachua County TV app (AC TV) on Apple TV, Amazon Fire, or Roku. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents one business day prior to the meeting to escalante@ncfrpc.org. Any questions regarding participation should be directed to the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization at 955-2200, extension 114.

Items of interest on the Meeting Agenda include:

1. Approval of Meeting Agenda and Consent Agenda Items

2. Transportation Improvement Program Amendment – Section 5310 Capital Grant – Small Urbanized Area City of Gainesville Regional Transit System Grants and Miscellaneous 2

3. Transportation Improvement Program Amendment – Roll Forward Projects

4. Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Reapportionment Status Report

5. Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council – Weekend Institute Report

View the meeting agenda

The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization is responsible for the continuing, comprehensive and cooperative urban transportation planning program for the Gainesville Metropolitan Area. This planning program is required in order to receive federal and state funds for transportation projects. Voting members consist of the five Alachua County Commissioners and the Mayor and the six City of Gainesville Commissioners. Non-voting members are The University of Florida President’s designee, a Rural Advisor designated by the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization and the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Secretary’s designee. Staff services are provided by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

  • Why is the county responsible for transportation within Gainesville city limits? The city certainly doesn’t contribute to county road maintenance.

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