Welcome to Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization

The Lake-Sumter MPO provides a forum for cooperative decision making concerning transportation issues throughout the urbanized area of Lake and Sumter counties in Florida. As the lead agency for regional transportation planning, the MPO is responsible for the planning of several modes of transportation.

The Lake-Sumter MPO's regional planning allows for the allocation of millions of dollars in federal transportation funding annually. The MPO also helps citizens speak with one voice to their state and federal legislators on transportation-related issues. Most importantly, effective public involvement ensures scarce tax dollars are used in accordance with the greatest needs and desires of the community.

The Lake-Sumter MPO seeks to improve transportation in both counties for all modes of travel, including mass transit, walking, bicycling, rail, air, as well as the automobile. The MPO prioritizes capital improvements to address the counties' travel needs and allocates federal funding to implement the projects as identified in the LRTP and the TIP.


Public Hearing for the Update to the Public Involvement Plan:

The MPO Board opened the 45 day Public hearing for the Public Involvement Plan, Title VI Plan, LEP Plan and the DBE Plan on February 28, 2018. The MPO is looking for comments on the draft plans. The MPO Board is scheduled to approve the Public Involvement Plan at their April 25, 2018 meeting.

Steps in the Approval Process

  • Sent to federal agencies for preliminary comment
  • Presented to MPO advisory committees and Board in February 2018
  • Open the public comment period on February 28, 2018 through April 25, 2018
  • Revisions to plan will be based on comments received
  • Proposed MPO Board Adoption on April 25, 2018

Please send comments to MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com

Unified Planning Work Program:

The MPO opened the 21 day comment period for the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The MPO is looking for comments on the draft UPWP. The MPO Board is scheduled to approve the UPWP at their April 25, 2018 meeting.

Please send comments to MWoods@LakeSumterMPO.com