Manatee County Government Administrative Center First Floor, Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - February 13, 2018
REVISED February 13, 2018 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #57

2018 Transportation Project Priorities

Briefing Provided Upon Request

Contact and/or Presenter Information
Clarke Davis, Transportation Planning Division Manager
941.708.7450 x7272

Action Requested
Adopt "Table 1. Manatee County 2018 Transportation Project Priorities" and authorize staff to transmit Table 1 to the Metropolitan Planning Organization as part of the 2018 Work Program development process.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01, F.S., Powers and Duties, County Commission
Section 339.175(6), F.S., Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities, MPO

Background Discussion
The purpose of this item is to request Board action on 2018 transportation project priorities and their rankings.

The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requests that each agency review and rank its project priorities prior to MPO Board adoption. This report provides the staff-recommended projects and their rankings for 2018.   In general, new projects selected for funding from this list will appear in FY23 or FY24 of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) five-year program approved by the legislature in 2019.

Projects and Rankings

Table 1 shows proposed 2018 project priorities for the several funding programs available through the Metropolitan Planning Organization and State.  They are ranked in staff's recommended priority order.   At the top of the list, staff placed the County's highest priority major projects for DeSoto Bridge and 15th Street East reconstruction.  

These are followed by the Central Manatee Network Alternatives Analysis (CMNAA) and projects from the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) "set-aside" funding. 

The balance is presented in order according to 2017 rank as provided by the MPO.   In 2017, the MPO Board adopted the priority methodology after MPO staff developed them in coordination with local governments and their Technical Advisory Committee representatives.   The methods were developed to provide consistency with Federal funding legislation.  While ranking adjustments can be made, the projects are theoretically presented in the order they are most likely to successfully compete for funding. 

Staff recommends Board adoption of the 2018 project priorities and their rankings as shown on Table 1.

Looking Ahead

County action on priorities is an important step in an approximate 18 month process.  Staff submitted draft project information to the MPO on January 31, 2018.  After the Board's action on the priorities, staff will submit the adopted list to the MPO. 

MPO staff will work with the advisory committees and MPO Board through spring to prepare a final list.  FDOT staff will use the adopted priorities during the Fall 2018 project selection and program development process for a work program that will go into effect July 1, 2019, and the Transportation Improvement Program the MPO Board will adopt in Summer 2019.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please email a copy of the approved agenda item to Clarke Davis
at clarke.davis@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Table 1 2018 Proposed Project Priorities 20180201.pdf