Reports & Plans

2040 Long Range Transportation Plan

TRANSPORTATION 2040 was officially adopted by the Lake~Sumter MPO Governing Board on December 9, 2015. It is significantly different from our previous plan that looked out to 2035 and forecast future roadway capacity needs solely on the results of the adopted regional travel demand model. This plan was built around the region's vision for a true multimodal transportation network, incorporating goals, objectives, and strategies that reflect the MPOs adopted Constrained Corridors Policy and corridors designated as multimodal while addressing future transportation needs.

TRANSPORTATION 2040  FAST Act Compliance Amendment December 2019

TRANSPORTATION 2040 - October 2017 (26.7 MB)

Unified Planning Work Program

The UPWP documents the transportation planning activities and associated budget for the Lake~Sumter MPO planning area. Though the document covers a two (2) year period, the UPWP is reviewed annually to refine previously identified tasks and better reflect changes in the economic climate. Prior to Board adoption, the public will be provided with the opportunity to review and comment on the draft UPWP during a twenty-one (21) day public review period. A draft is also presented to the LSMPO advisory committees for input. In addition to the public comment periods provided during each committee meeting, opportunities for public comment are also a standard part of each Board meeting prior to Board action. During this review process and following Board adoption, the UPWP is electronically published on www.LakeSumterMPO.com and is available in print, by request. Citizens unable to attend the committee or Board meetings may submit written public comments to LSMPO during the official public comment period: 1) via postal service, 2) via the Voice your Ideas form on the website www.LakeSumterMPO.com/voice.aspx or, 3) by emailing: MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com. When significant public comments are received on a draft UPWP as a result of public involvement, a summary, analysis, and report on the disposition of comments shall be made part of the final UPWP. If the final UPWP differs significantly from the one made available for public comment or raises new material issues, an additional opportunity for public comment will be made available.

Unified Planning Work Program 2020/21 - 2021/22

Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

All Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required, by Federal and Florida law, to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which is defined as “a staged, multiyear, intermodal program of transportation projects which is consistent with the metropolitan Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).” The TIP is developed in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and local public transit operators.

The TIP must be updated annually, approved by the MPO Board and transmitted by July 15 of each year. The schedule for the development of the TIP must be compatible with the schedule for the development of FDOT’s Work Program and the State Transportation Improvement Program (STIP), since the TIP is incorporated into the STIP. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) approval of the STIP allows federal funding for metropolitan areas.

There must be a reasonable opportunity for public comment before the TIP is approved by the MPO. The draft, or proposed, TIP must be made available for public review and comment.

The TIP is financially constrained by year and includes a financial plan that shows which projects can be implemented using existing revenue sources and which projects are to be implemented using proposed revenue sources. Projects in the TIP must be consistent with the LRTP. The financial plan for the TIP is developed by the MPO, in cooperation with FDOT and local public transit operators. FDOT and the local public transit operators must provide the MPO with estimates of available state and federal funds. The TIP must include only projects for which construction and operating funds can reasonably be expected to be available. Any new funding sources must be identified.

The means by which projects are selected for the TIP depends on whether the metropolitan area has a population of 200,000 or greater, i.e., whether the area is a Transportation Management Area (TMA). The Lake~Sumter MPO is not a TMA, as its population did not exceed 200,000 until after the 2000 Census was performed. In an area not designated as a TMA, projects using Title 23 funds are selected by FDOT, or the local public transit operator, in cooperation with the MPO. Federal lands programs projects will be selected by the appropriate federal agencies in cooperation with FDOT and the MPO and must be included in the TIP.

Public Involvement Plan

The PIP identifies the planning strategies and the planning activities to be undertaken by the Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization. The purpose of the LSMPO Public Involvement Plan (PIP) is to provide a process that ensures opportunities for the public to be involved in all phases of the LSMPO planning process. See the Public Involvement Plan (PIP) Document

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List of Priority Projects (LOPP)

The List of Priority Projects (LOPP) is a document that all Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are required to develop annually. The LOPP represents the unfunded transportation improvements that were not programmed for the following five year period, in order of priority. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) uses each MPO’s LOPP to aid in their decisions as to which projects should be added to their Work Program each year. The Lake~Sumter MPO approves its LOPP annually.

Each Metropolitan Planning Organization (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 before being transmitted to the District. In addition, all major capacity projects on the priority list, with the exception of Florida Intrastate Highway System (FIHS) and bridge replacement projects, should be screened under the Efficient Transportation Decision Making (ETDM) process (programming screen), prior to being transmitted.

Projects from the LOPP are included in the FDOT Work Program to the maximum extent feasible. Any significant disputes identified during the ETDM programming screen will be resolved prior to adding the priority project to the Work Program. 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.

Transit Development Plan (TDP)

The Transit Development Plan (TDP) is the strategic guide for public transportation in Lake County over the next five years. The TDP includes an evaluation of existing services, a review of demographic and travel behavior characteristics of the service area, a summary of local transit policies, the development of proposed transit enhancements, and the preparation of a five-year financial plan.

Florida Statutes mandate the preparation of a Transit Development Plan for all transit systems that receive Block Grants from the State of Florida. 

Regional Freight Plan

As Central Florida’s population grows and the demand for goods and services increases, efficient, cost-effective freight movement becomes more critical. Everything we buy – clothing, groceries, furniture, construction supplies and more – arrives as freight. Well thought-out freight planning improves safety, economic competitiveness, air quality, and traffic flow, resulting in a thriving economy. The Central Florida Regional Freight Mobility Study sets the foundation for fully integrating freight into the long range planning process. View Executive Summary Here