Notice of Public Hearing and Public Review Period

This News Release serves as legal notice that the Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Governing Board will consider approving the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment adding $1,998,405, Lake County Section 5307 American Recovery Plan Funds for the current TIP fiscal years 2020/21 – 2024/25 the new approved TIP fiscal years 2021/22 – 2025/26.

The public is encouraged to participate in the approval of the TIP amendment process. The TIP is a federally-required document that all MPOs are required to develop annually and represents the transportation improvement that has been programmed for the five years. This TIP includes the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Program of Projects (POP) for section 5307 funding used to provide fixed-route transit services for Lake County. The development of the TIP satisfies the federal public participation requirements for the POP.

The TIP amendment may be viewed on our website at www.LakeSimterMPO.com or call 352-315-0170 to receive it by fax or email. Any questions should be directed to Michael Woods, Executive Director at Mwoods@LakeSumterMPO.com.

Lake County

FM#449239-1 Lake County Section 5307 ARP Funds Small Urban Areas

Current TIP Status:

Project is not in TIP for Fiscal Years 2021/2021 - 2025/2025 and "new TIP" 2021/2022-2025/2026

Proposed Amendment:

Phase Amended Funding Type Amount Fiscal Year
Grants and Miscellaneous FTA $1,598,724 2022
Grants and Miscellaneous LF $399,681 2022
  TOTAL $1,998,405  


Difference
: New Transit Project with Phase 94 (Capital Grant) funds added in FY22. Both TIP documents must be updated to reflect new project and added funding.

Explanation: This is an ARP (American Rescue Plan) project, and these funds are to support the nation's public transportation system as they continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and support the President's call to vaccinate the U.S. population. The funds on 449239-1 are for the Lake County Board of County Commissioners discretionary use, specifically for capital projects and needs due to the pandemic. This project is partially local funded, although there is no match requirement for all Covid relief funding nationally.

The Public Review Period ends August 30, 2021.

Mail your comments to:

Lake~Sumter MPO
1300 Citizens Blvd. Suite 175
Leesburg, FL 34748