Media Release

Long Range Transportation Plan Workshop

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:30 AM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL– Staff for the Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization (MTPO) for the Gainesville Urbanized Area and its consultant, AtkinsGlobal, will host a workshop for its Year 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan update on Monday, February 24, 2014.  The workshop begins at 6 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room on the first floor of the Gainesville Regional Utilities Administration Building located at 301 SE 4th Avenue, Gainesville.  There will be a special presentation at 6:30 p.m. 

The voting members of the MTPO are the five Alachua County Commissioners and the Mayor and the six City of Gainesville Commissioners.  Advisors include 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.  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.

Items of interest at the Long Range Transportation Plan workshop include:

1.  An overview of the Long Range Transportation Plan Update process

2.  An overview of the 2040 Growth Projections

3.  Group Planning Activity (Color Dot Survey)

View the 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan website.

There are opportunities for public comment throughout the workshop.  In addition, there is an opportunity for citizens to provide written comments.  Citizens are encouraged to attend the workshop.

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