Media Release

4-3-17 Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization Meeting

Friday, March 31, 2017 10:30 AM

Metropolitan Transportation Planning OrganizationALACHUA COUNTY, FL – The Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area will conduct its Regular Business Meeting on Monday, April 3, 2017.  The meeting begins at 3 p.m. in the Jack Durrance Auditorium (Room 209) on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building (12 S.E. 1st Street, Gainesville).

Items of interest at this meeting include:

1. 2016 Kermit Sigmon Citizen Participation Award Presentation to Gainesville Citizens for Active Transportation
2. North Interstate 75 Master P lan update
3. West Newberry Road (State Road 26) bike lanes
4. Downtown Connector Rail-trail Crossing at Williston Road (State Road 331)

The MTPO is responsible for the continuing, comprehensive and cooperative urban transportation planning program for the Gainesville Metropolitan Area. This planning program is required in order to receive federal and state funds for transportation projects.

The voting members of the MTPO are the five Alachua County Commissioners and the Mayor and the six City of Gainesville Commissioners. Non-voting members are The University of Florida President’s designee, a Rural Advisor designated by the Alachua County League of Cities and the Florida Department of Transportation District 2 Secretary’s designee. Staff services to the MTPO are provided by the North Central Florida Regional Planning Council.

Downlaod the meeting packet and backup materials.

View the meeting agenda.

There is an opportunity for public comment for each agenda item during the Regular Business Meeting. In addition, there is an opportunity for citizens to speak to items not on the agenda during Citizens Comments at the end of the meeting. Citizens are encouraged to attend meetings, view them live on Cox Channel 12, or on Alachua County’s Video on Demand website.

For more information, please contact the MTPO staff at 352-955-2200, extension 103.

Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, familial status, religious status, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact Scott Koons at 352.955.2200, extension 101, at least five (5) days before the public meeting.  TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).


  • Mark Sexton
  • Communications & Legislative Affairs Director
  • Phone: 352-374-5204
  • Cell: 352-283-2317

If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).