Transportation Planning

Transportation Planning is responsible for the analysis and development of the County's thoroughfare roadway system, review of all development proposals regarding transportation-related issues, management of the County's transportation concurrency tracking system, and development of the County's transportation modeling network.


Commonly Referenced Links and Documents

Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) website contains information on the five-year update of the MPO Long Range Transportation Plan, Scenic Highway Program, Congestion Management Plan, FDOT Five Year Work Program, and other related transportation information.

Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) - A state wide organization of people involved in planning and development in Florida.  The Association serves as a conduit for information and assistance for people interested in planning and zoning.

Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) - Created by the Florida State Legislature in 2007 to develop and implement a regional transportation master plan for the counties of Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota.  The purpose of the authority is to improve mobility and expand multimodal transportation options for passengers and freight throughout the seven County area. A master plan was adopted by the governing board of the authority on May 29, 2009.

Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) - Serves the four counties of Manatee, Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco as an association of local governments. TBRPC brings together forty-three jurisdictions in the Tampa Bay region to coordinate planning for the jurisdictions’ future and sharing of development solutions. A broad spectrum of economic, physical, social, government, and environment programs and services are provided.

Traffic Study Guidelines

The Transportation Planning Division has prepared a document identifying a set of requirements and procedures to be used by the general public in undertaking traffic studies for development projects. The link to this document is provided below.  The effective date for this document is March 23, 2015.

Study Guidelines (Final Mar 2015)