|Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2019|
Agenda Item #87
2020 Manatee County/Metropolitan Planning Organization Project Priorities
Contact and/or Presenter Information
Contact/Presenter: Clarke Davis, Traffic Management Deputy Director, x7272
Presenter: Leigh Holt, Sarasota/Manatee MPO, 941.359.5772
Adopt table titled "2020 Manatee County Project Priorities" and authorize chair to sign it and staff to transmit it to the Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization.
Section 125.01, Florida Statutes, Powers and Duties, County Commission
The purpose of this item is to request Board action on 2020 transportation project priorities and their rankings. Ms. Leigh Holt of Sarasota/Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff will present an overview of the project priority process and its relationship to the Long Range Transportation Plan (see attached presentation).
The 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 2020. In general, projects selected for funding from this list will appear in FY25 or FY26 of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) five-year program approved by the legislature in 2021.
Projects and Rankings
The attached "2020 Manatee County Project Priorities" table lists proposed 2020 transportation project priorities for several funding programs available through the MPO 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, Bradenton-Palmetto Connector, and 15th Street East reconstruction in five phases.
These are followed by Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) request for traffic signal system funding.
The balance is presented in order according to 2019 rank based on MPO project prioritization methods. The MPO developed the scoring method for consistency with State and Federal funding legislation and requirements. While ranking adjustments can be made, the projects are theoretically presented in the order they are most likely to successfully compete for funding.
Changes Since Last Year
The 2020 list was developed using the 2019 list as a base. Selected changes are noted as follows:
Network and Funding Codes
The 2020 project priority table is presented in the MPO-requested format and with their requested additional information. These are the code abbreviations:
Roadway Network Code (type of road)
FDOT Funding Code (State/Federal fund category)
LRTP Funding Code (MPO funding category)
County action on priorities is an important step in an approximate 18-month process. Staff will submit the adopted priorities and project information forms on November 22, 2019.
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 Summer 2019 project selection and program development process for a work program that will go into effect July 1, 2021, and the Transportation Improvement Program the MPO Board will adopt in Summer 2021.
Staff recommends Board adoption of the 2020 project priorities and their rankings as shown in the attached table.
County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)
Explanation of Other
Instructions to Board Records
Please email a copy of the agenda item reflecting Board action to Clarke Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
Attachment: 2020 Project Prioritization Overview.pdf
Attachment: Manatee County 2020 Project Priorities.pdf