Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - July 25, 2017
July 25, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #46

Manatee County 2017 Transit Development Plan Progress Report


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Ryan Suarez, Transit Planning Manager, Ryan.Suarez@mymanatee.org  (941) 747-8621 x7622

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, (941) 747-8621 x7440

Action Requested
Adoption of Resolution R-17-078 for approval and submittal of the Manatee County Transit Development Plan (TDP) 2017 Progress Report to the Florida Department of Transportation District 1 Public Transit Office.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
The Board of County Commissioners has the necessary authority.

Background Discussion

The State of Florida Public Transit Block Grant Program was enacted by the Florida Legislature to provide a stable source of annual state funding for public transit. The Block Grant Program requires public transit service providers to develop, adopt, and annually update a Ten-Year Transit Development Plan (TDP). Under legislation that became effective February 20, 2017, the TDP must undergo a major update every five years. In the interim years, an annual  progress report is to be submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) on the ten-year implementation program of the TDP. According to Florida Administrative Code, F.A.C., Rule 14-73.001, annual progress reports  shall include:

  • Prior year accomplishments compared to the original implementation program;
  • Analysis of any discrepancies between the plan and its implementation for the prior year and  steps that will be taken to attain the original goals and objectives;
  • Any revisions to the implementation program for the coming year;
  • A revised implementation program for the new tenth year;
  • Added recommendations for the new tenth year of the updated plan;
  • A revised financial plan; and
  • A revised list of projects or services needed to meet the goals and objectives, including  projects for which funding may not have been identified.

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the Ten-Year TDP Major Update in September 2013, and the FDOT reviewed that Major Update and found it to be in compliance with F.A.C., Rule 14-73. Since that time, MCAT staff has prepared annual progress reports with respect to the 2013 Transit Development Plan Major Update. The current annual update is consistent with the requirements outlined in FAC 14-73.001 and staff is requesting that the Manatee County Commissioners approve the 2017 TDP Progress Report and authorize submittal to the FDOT.

The next Ten-Year TDP Major Update is scheduled for 2018.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please send the signed  Resolution and a copy of the minutes to Ryan Suarez, Transit Division Planning Manager, ryan.suarez@mymanatee.org, and William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.steele@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  2017 TDP Agenda Resolution.pdf
Attachment:  MCAT Draft 2017 TDP Progress Report v6.pdf