About the MPO
Statement of Function
The Indian River County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), formed in April 1993, is a legislative agency responsible for transportation planning in the urbanized area of Indian River County. It has the power to develop and adopt plans and to set priorities for the programming of improvements to the County's transportation system. The MPO consists of twelve voting members representing the local governments within the County, two non-voting representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and a non-voting representative from the Town of Orchid. Funding is through a Joint Participation Agreement for Federal Highway Planning (PL) funding. This is an agreement between FDOT and the MPO, which provides for the pass through of these federal funds. Dollars are approved on an annual basis. The percentage of Federal, State and local dollars varies from year to year.
2017/2018 Goals and Objectives
• Maintain a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation process in the MPO area.
• Manage MPO Governing Board and Advisory Committee activities.
• Coordinate planning activities with FDOT for major transportation projects.
• Conduct Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Training throughout the County.
• Participate in regional planning efforts.
• Prepare and adopt the annual Priority Projects report.
• Prepare and adopt the MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
• Implement the specific tasks outlined in the current UPWP, which include program administration, data collection, systems planning, and project planning.
• Developed a new 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
• Complete the 2016 Transit Development Plan Minor Update.
• Complete the 2018Transit Devlopment Major Update.