Welcome to Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization
The Lake-Sumter MPO provides a forum for cooperative decision making concerning transportation issues throughout the urbanized area of Lake and Sumter counties in Florida. As the lead agency for regional transportation planning, the MPO is responsible for the planning of several modes of transportation.
The Lake-Sumter MPO's regional planning allows for the allocation of millions of dollars in federal transportation funding annually. The MPO also helps citizens speak with one voice to their state and federal legislators on transportation-related issues. Most importantly, effective public involvement ensures scarce tax dollars are used in accordance with the greatest needs and desires of the community.
The Lake-Sumter MPO seeks to improve transportation in both counties for all modes of travel, including mass transit, walking, bicycling, rail, air, as well as the automobile. The MPO prioritizes capital improvements to address the counties' travel needs and allocates federal funding to implement the projects as identified in the LRTP and the TIP.
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD for the Transportation Improvement Program, 2017 List of Priority Projects, and the 2040 Transportation Plan.
This Notice of Public Review Period is to serve as legal notice to open the official public review period for the FY 2017/18-2021/22 Draft Transportation Improvement Program, 2017 List of Priority Projects, and the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan on April 5, 2017. The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Governing Board will meet on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Lake~Sumter MPO Office, 1616 South 14th Street, Leesburg, Florida, at this meeting the Board will adopt the MPO's FY 2017/18-2021/22 Draft Transportation Improvement Program, 2017 List of Priority Projects, and the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan. The public review period will close upon the adoption of the FY 2017/18-2021/22, 2017 List of Priority Projects, and the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan on April 26, 2017. The Transportation Improvement Program public review period will close on May 24, 2017.
The Public is encouraged to participate in the adoption process of the Transportation Improvement Program, List of Priority Projects, and the Long Range Transportation Plan. The Transportation Improvement Program is a federally-required document that all Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required to develop annually and represents the transportation Improvements that have been programmed for the next five year period. This Transportation Improvement Program includes the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Program of Projects for Section 5307 Funding used to provide Fixed Route Transit services for Lake County. The development of this Transportation Improvement Program satisfies the federal public participation requirements for the Program of Projects.
The Transportation Improvement Program, List of Priority Projects, and Long Range Transportation Plan may be reviewed on our website or call 352-315-0170 to receive by fax or e-mail. Any questions should be directed to T.J. Fish, Executive Director, Lake~Sumter MPO, 1616 South 14th St., Leesburg, FL 34748; 352-315-0170; or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Draft documents will also be available at Lake County Public Works, 323 N. Sinclair Ave. Tavares, FL 32778; Clermont City Hall, 685 West Montrose Blvd., Clermont, FL; Leesburg Public Library, 100 East Main St., Leesburg, FL; Lady Lake Town Hall, 409 Fennell Blvd., Lady Lake, FL; Sumter County Public Works, 319 E. Anderson Ave., Bushnell, FL; and the MPO office, 1616 South 14th St., Leesburg, FL.
The Lake~Sumter MPO commits to upholding the principles of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related guidance. The Lake~Sumter MPO's policies and programs do not discriminate against people based on race, color, national origin or sex. The MPO's policies and programs avoid disproportionately negative effects on minority and low-income populations. The Lake~Sumter MPO seeks involve as broad a cross-section of region's population, in addition to the population segments and certain organizations with specials interests in transportation.