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February 22 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

Press release from Alachua County

The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area will conduct a hybrid virtual meeting at the County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville) on February 22, 2021. The meeting will begin at 3 p.m.

Items of interest on the Agenda include:

  • Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Board – Vacant Positions
  • Citizens Advisory Committee- Vacant Positions
  • Election of Officers· State Road 26 (University Avenue) Pedestrian Safety
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Transportation Issues
    • A. Regional Transit System Fare Structure
    • B. First Mile and Last Mile Study
    • C. Lighted Signal Crossings on the State Highway System
    • D. West 13th Street as a Complete Street and University Avenue, South 2nd Avenue and South 4th Avenue from the University of Florida to East 25th Street
    • E. Transportation Equity in the Planning Process; and
  • Florida Department of Transportation Report

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

  • Continuity of Operations Plan· Section 5305(d) Grant Application Revision and Public Transportation Grant Agreement
  • Unified Planning Work Program Amendment.

View the meeting packet and backup materials

View the meeting agenda

The public may make comments in person or by calling 1-800-876-7516. Attendees must wear a facial covering at all times. Public seating will be made available up to the capacity that permits adequate social distancing. Those not attending in person may view the meeting on Cox Channel 12, Facebook, and the County’s Video on Demand website. For meeting audio-only, call 301-715-8592, and when prompted, use meeting code 670 965 3024.

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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.