October 26 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 meeting on October 26, 2020, at 3 p.m. 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, participant ID 2522482 (Alachua).

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 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.

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:

  • Florida Department of Transportation Tentative Five-Year Work Program 2021-22 to 2025-26
  • Resolution 2020-08 – Revised Section 5305(d) Grant Application, Revised Section 5305(d) Grant Resolution and Public Transportation Agreement
  • Resolution 2020-09 – Unified Planning Work Program Amendment – Revised Section 5305(d) Grant Funding
  • Transportation Alternatives Program/Safe Routes to School/Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Application Notices
  • Safety Performance Measures and Targets
  • Proposed Amended Budget for Fiscal Year 2019-20
  • Alachua Countywide Bicycle-Pedestrian Master Plan Consultant Contract Authorization 

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

  • Mobility Workshop
  • Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council Representative Appointments 

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.