Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #89

MCAT Transit Development Plan Progress Report


Contact and/or Presenter Information

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

William Steele, Transit Division Manager, (941) 747-8621, x7440 

Action Requested

Adoption of Resolution R-14-121 for approval and submittal of the MCAT Transit Development Plan (TDP) Annual Progress Report to the Florida Department of Transportation District One.


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, 2007, the TDP must undergo a Major Update every five (5) 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:

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

The Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approved the Ten-Year TDP Major Update in September 2013. FDOT reviewed the Major Update and found it to be in compliance with F.A.C. Rule 14-73. MCAT staff has prepared an annual progress report for the 2013 Transit Development Plan Major Update which is consistent with the requirements outlined in FAS 14-73.001. Transit staff is requesting that the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners (BCC) approve the 2014 TDP Progress Report and authorize submittal to FDOT.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Please send signed Resolution and a copy of the minutes to William Steele, Transit Division Manager, William.Steele@mymanatee.org, and Chad Butzow, Public Works Deputy Director, Chad.Butzow@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  R-14-121 Resolution .pdf
Attachment:  2014 TDP Annual Progress Report.pdf