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.

Public Hearing for the 2018 Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) and the 2018 List of Priority Projects:

The MPO Board opened the Public hearing for the TIP and the LOPP on April 25, 2018. The MPO is looking for comments on the draft documents. The MPO Board is scheduled to approve the TIP and the LOPP at their May 23, 2018 meeting.

2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP):

The draft five-year Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) document is based on several funding sources, especially the FDOT Tentative Work Program. Each year, FDOT conducts a process of proposing a Tentative Work Program, which occurred in December 2017. The tentative program becomes final as of July 1 of each year and covers the period from July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2023. Therefore, the MPO is required to adopt a new five-year TIP no later than the June meeting in order to concur and to be consistent with the projects in the FDOT program. the public review period will end at the May 23rd meeting of the MPO Governing Board.

Approved DRAFT Summary TIP Tables
DRAFT TIP Variance Report
Approved DRAFT TIP Full Document

Please send comments to MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com

2018 Draft List of Priority Projects (LOPP)

The MPO is required to develop a List of Priority Projects (LOPP), in coordination with the FDOT District Planning staff, and to submit the list to the District by September 1 of each year. The LOPP represents those projects that have not yet been programmed, but are considered high priorities by the MPO. The MPO’s LOPP must be formally reviewed by the technical and citizens’ advisory committees and approved by the MPO Governing Board before being transmitted to the District. Projects from the LOPP are included in the FDOT Work Program to the maximum extent feasible. The District will coordinate with the MPO to resolve any significant issues pertaining to projects on the MPO priority list pursuant to the ETDM dispute resolution process. The District’s review of the MPO’s List of Priority Projects should ascertain that, at a minimum, it considers the following: the MPO’s approved Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) Plan, the priorities developed pursuant to the Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP), and the MPO’s public involvement procedures. The Public Review period is open until the May 23, 2018 MPO Governing Board meeting, when the finalized document is to be presented for Board final approval.

  1. 2018 Draft LOPP with edits
  2. 2018 Draft LOPP new format
  3. Lake~Sumter MPO LOPP PowerPoint Presentation

Please send comments to MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com