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How Would you Spend $5 Billion for Transportation? In the next 25 years, almost $5 Billion may be invested in the Sarasota/Manatee transportation system. Your priorities will help decide which programs and projects are submitted to state and federal transportation departments for funding. Take the survey here. 

Tuesday Traffic Jam Podcast
A podcast about transportation and long range transportation planning in Sarasota and Manatee County by the Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization. This podcast focuses primarily on the Sarasota/Manatee region and will last for the duration of the summer 2020. 

Current Traffic

Live Stream of Traffic Conditions
The Regional Traffic Management Center (RTMC) Traveler Information website and Twitter handle @941_Traffic give local drivers a more accurate picture of local traffic conditions than ever before. 

Road Closures
Check the status of road closures in Manatee County.

Road Maintenance

Report A Road or Traffic Issue Online
This includes sidewalk problems, bridge maintenance, drainage problems, traffic signal issues, pothole repairs, tree removal, mowing requests, and more.

Proposed Resurfacing and Road Maintenance Plan 
View the GIS Map of the road resurfacing and maintenance plans.

Traffic Calming
Traffic Calming is simply the modification of a roadway to discourage cut-through traffic on local residential streets.  It is seen as a long-term goal to redirect traffic to more efficient thoroughfares, allowing neighborhoods to maintain their residential character.

Local Transportation Resources

Manatee County Traffic Engineering
Traffic Engineering designs and reviews of traffic plans for intersections, signing and marking, signals and traffic calming. The division is also responsible for traffic signal timing, traffic signal controller maintenance and communication.
Sarasota/Manatee MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization)
The Sarasota/Manatee MPO is the regional transportation planning entity for Sarasota and Manatee Counties. MPOs are established by state and federal laws and through interlocal agreement to provide a process for local governments within the region to coordinate with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).