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Welcome to Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization

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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.


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District Five Work Program Public Hearing

Lake/Sumter Counties: Click to map meeting location
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
MPO Board Room
1616 S. 14th Street
Leesburg, Florida 34748

Meeting Description:

Each year, FDOT develops the Five Year Work Program in accordance with Section 339.135, Florida Statutes. The five year work program is an ongoing process that is used to forecast the funds needed for upcoming transportation system improvements scheduled for the next five years. Public involvement is a critical element of the District's Five Year Work Program development process. Whether you drive, walk, ride a bicycle, fly on a plane, or use mass transit, the District's Five Year Work Program is going to impact you in some way. How well each component functions, or does not function, within the entire system is where public input is needed most.

There are four ways you can participate:

  1. Go to www.D5wpph.com between Monday, December 5, 2016 and Friday, December 9, 2016.
    You will be able to see all of the presentations and maps, submit comments, ask questions, and directly contact a department representative if needed.
  2. If you do not have access to a computer or the internet, you can use a computer at the local public libraries in the nine counties during the libraries' regular operating hours.
  3. FDOT representatives will be available at the above mentioned location on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 4:30 – 6:30 pm to meet with you in person, answer any questions, and assist with website access.

District Five Work Program Information Meeting

Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization: Click to map meeting location
Wednesday, December 7, 2016
2:00 pm
1616 South 14th Street (US 27)
Leesburg, Florida 34748