August 24 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

Press release from Alachua County

The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area will conduct its Regular Business Meeting at 5 p.m. on August 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, this will be a virtual public meeting. Please note that this virtual meeting includes a Public Hearing on the draft Year 2045 Transportation Cost Feasible Plan. The public may attend virtually through Cox Channel 12, Facebook, or the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use code 670 965 3024.

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.

The public may submit comments to the MTPO by calling into the public comment message line when prompted to call during the meeting. Public comment will be taken by telephone for all non-ministerial items on which the MTPO votes. Once public comment is opened for an item under discussion, please call 929-205-6099 and enter meeting code 273-174-8038.  Callers will be put in a queue and prompted when it is their turn to speak. TO AVOID FEEDBACK, SPEAKERS MUST TURN DOWN THEIR MEETING SOUND WHEN ADDRESSING THE COMMISSION. In addition, the MTPO will open phone lines for one general public comment session for the public to discuss items not on the Commission agenda. The MTPO will allow up to a total of 30 minutes of citizen comments on each item opened for public comment, and a total of up to 30 minutes of general public comment. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to escalante@ncfrpc.org.

Items of interest in the Consent Agenda at this Meeting include:

  • Transportation Improvement Program Roll Forward Amendment for Fiscal Years 2020-21
  • Year 2045 Transportation Cost Feasible Plan Public Hearing
  • Adoption of Year 2045 Transportation Cost Feasible Plan

Items of interest in the Consent Agenda at this Meeting include:

  • Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget
  • Continuity of Operations Plan
  • Annual Transit Ridership Monitoring Report
  • Public Involvement Plan Update
  • Year 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Public Participation Plan Amendment
  • Alachua Countywide Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan – Request for Proposal
  • Alachua Countywide Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan – Interlocal Agreement

View the meeting packet and backup materials

View the meeting agenda

There is an opportunity for public comment for each regular agenda meeting item during the Virtual Regular Business Meeting. In addition, there is an opportunity for citizens to speak to items not on the agenda during Citizens Comments at the end of the meeting.  Citizens are encouraged to view the meeting live on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, or on Alachua County’s Video on Demand website.

For more information, please contact Scott Koons at 352.955.2200, ext. 101.