Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - March 7, 2017
REVISED March 7, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #64

2017 Transportation Project Priorities


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

Action Requested

Adopt "Table 1. Manatee County 2017 Transportation Project Priorities" and authorize staff to transmit Table 1 to the Metropolitan Planning Organization and Florida Department of Transportation for the State's 2017 Work Program development process.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
Section 125.01, F.S., Powers and Duties, County Commission
Section 339(6), F.S., Powers, Duties, and Responsibilities, MPO

Background Discussion
The purpose of this item is to request Board action on 2017 transportation project priorities.  The Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) requests that each agency review its project priorities prior to MPO Board adoption. This report provides the staff-recommended priority list for 2017.   In general, project priorities selected for funding from this list will appear in FY22 or FY23 of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) five-year program approved by the legislature in 2018.

Table 1 shows proposed 2017 project priorities for the several funding programs available through the Metropolitan Planning Organization and State.  There is a section for new 2017 priorities and a separate section for the 2016 priorities that were not funded or were only partially funded in the most recent program.

Next Steps

County action on priorities is an important step in an approximate 18 month process.  Staff will submit the Board's adopted 2017 priorities and draft project information to the FDOT and the MPO by March 15, 2017.  MPO staff will work with the advisory committees and the MPO Board through spring to prepare a final list.  FDOT staff will use the MPO's overall priorities during the Fall 2017 project selection and program development process for a work program that will go into effect July 1, 2018, and the Transportation Improvement Program the MPO Board will adopt in Summer 2018.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return a copy of the approved agenda item to Clarke Davis
(941)708.7450, x7272, clarke.davis@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Table 1 2017 Project Priorities.pdf