June 22 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Meeting
June 17, 2020
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 June 22, 2020. 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.
Due to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, this will be a virtual public meeting. 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 public may submit comments to the MTPO through email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or 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 (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. Callers should state their name and limit comments to two minutes. The MTPO will allow up to a total of 30 minutes for citizen comments on each item opened for public comment. In addition, the MTPO will open phone lines for one 30-minute public comment session for the public to discuss items not on the agenda. The public is encouraged to submit any written or photographic documents prior to the meeting to email@example.com.
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Items of interest in the Consent Agenda at this meeting include:
Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2020-21 to 2024-25
List of Priority Projects for Fiscal Years 2021-22 to 2025-26
Year 2045 Transportation Needs Plan Public Hearing
Adoption of Year 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan Needs Plan
MTPO 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.
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.