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Welcome to the Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)

Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is responsible for transportation planning in Pasco County. MPO planning activities are primarily funded by two federal grants that are channeled through the Florida Department of Transportation. To learn more, click here.

Current MPO
Draft 2017 List of Priority Projects

The Pasco County MPO, the designated organization responsible for conducting a countywide transportation planning program, is seeking public comments and input on the draft 2017 List of Priority Projects (LOPP).  The MPO is responsible for identifying and prioritizing transportation projects and program priorities and annually updating and maintaining a List of Priority Projects.  The List of Priority Projects provides guidance to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) in the development and programming of federally and State funded projects and programs as part of the FDOT’s Tentative Work Program which presents transportation projects and programs to be funded over the next five years. The draft 2017 List of Priority Projects may also be viewed on the MPO's website at www.pascompo.net beginning June 8, 2017.  In compliance with Section 339.175, Florida Statutes, applicable Federal law, in accordance with the MPO's Public Participation Plan and in compliance with Federal law - 23 CFR 450.316(b) (1) (i) and 339.175 (b) and (8) Florida Statutes, a 30-day comment period on the draft list of priority projects will begin June 8, 2017 and end July 13, 2017.  A Public Hearing for the 2017 List of Priority Projects is scheduled to be conducted at the regularly scheduled MPO Board meeting of July 13, 2017 to be held at the Historic Pasco County Courthouse, Board Room, 2nd Floor, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Dade City, Florida, at 10:00 a.m. The MPO Board will consider adoption of the 2017 LOPP after conducting the Public Hearing. Please see the notice “Request for Public Comments on the Draft 2017 List of Priority Projects” for more details.


WITHLACOOCHEE TRAIL CONNECTOR STUDY

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is undertaking a planning study to identify trail alignment alternatives to connect the future northern extension of the Hardy Trail, that will end at Lock Street in Dade City, to the southern end of the Withlacoochee State Trail Trailhead on the west side of US 301 in Trilby, a total distance of approximately 5 miles. An open-house style public information meeting has been scheduled for anyone interested in the Withlacoochee Trail Connector Planning Study.  The first open house was held on February 22nd to allow the public to share opinions and other information that will be useful in developing trail connection options. Please see the map of the trail study area. Please see below for the date and location of the open house #2. Please contact Justyna Buszewski 727-847-8140 or email  for more details.


WHAT:        Withlacoochee Trail Connector Study # 2 Open House

WHERE:     Dade City Hall - Commission Chambers
                   38020 Meridian Avenue
                    Dade City, FL 33326

WHEN:       TBD       

WESLEY CHAPEL ROADWAY CONNECTION STUDY
The MPO is undertaking a study of potential roadway connections in Wesley Chapel area between Hillsborough and Pasco County. The study will identify the issues, opportunities and potential impacts and mitigation strategies of the various roadway connections including the Mansfield Boulevard and Kinnan Street roadways. Other potential connections will include the extension of Meadow Pointe Boulevard and Wyndfields Boulevard. The MPO will facilitate public meetings to receive comments on concepts, alternatives and traffic operations analysis. The on-line comment period for the study ended on May 5th, however please email if you feel there is a critical comment you want to share that helps with conducting the study for example, a specific location needs to be looked in terms of safety or congestion. For questions and more info please contact Ali Atefi  727-847-8140 or email Wesley Chapel Roadway Study view details.

NORTHEAST PASCO (THE HILLS) MULTI-MODAL SAFETY ACTION PLAN
The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is undertaking a planning study to address current conditions, stakeholder concerns (incl. bicyclists and local residents), commonly used bicycle routes, options or improvement types available, costs and priorities for the northeast area of Pasco County, sometimes known as the San Antonio Hills.  The bicycle safety measures will consider engineering solutions, education strategies, and enforcement options. We are soliciting input from all interested parties to provide insight into the areas that are of the most concern for all users. Please see the map of the bicycle club routes to be studied that was displayed at a public information meeting held on August 18, 2016 in Dade City. Please contact Justyna Buszewski 727-847-8140 or email  for more details.

VISION 54/56
The MPO had begun studying potential highway and transit improvements on the S.R. 54/56 corridor from U.S. 19 to Bruce B. Downs Boulevard.  This study had been divided into two phases.

Phase 1 involved a citizen led task force approach with the objective of recommending up to 6 viable including a “no build” alternative . Task force recommendations for phase I was presented to the MPO Board on June 9, 2016 . The MPO Board authorized staff to move forward with  phase 2 of the study to evaluate the recommended alternatives and selecting a preferred alternative. The purpose of phase 2 will be to:

  • Evaluate alternatives resulting from Phase 1.
  • Facilitate extensive public engagement and outreach.
  • Select and refine a preferred alternative.
  • Develop an implementation plan.
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Craig T. Casper
Transportation Planning Manager

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8731 Citizens Dr.
New Port Richey, FL 34654-5598
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Ph: (727) 847-8140
Fx: (727) 847-8113

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