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2010 News Releases

Governor Crist approves Lake-Sumter MPO re-designation to include Sumter County
On October 22, Governor Charlie Crist approved the Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) request for re-designation to include all of Sumter County and its five municipalities. In his approval letter to MPO's Chair, the Honorable Sanna Henderson, Governor Crist commended the MPO for its efforts to effectively engage both counties before the re-designation was requested and also for recognizing that traffic congestion does not stop at the county line.
December 10, 2010

MPO Governing Board Adopts Transportation 2035
The Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Governing Board today approved the final version of Transportation 2035, taking a major step forward towards the implementation of a new transportation plan for the next 25 years. The goals, objectives, and strategies set out in the plan seek to meet the future mobility needs of the residents and visitors of the region while serving as a road map to achieve the community’s vision for growth and transportation across the region.
December 8, 2010

Green Symposium to Feature Green - or Orange - Transportation
Many green initiatives will be presented at the second annual Lake County Green Symposium. One of them will be a green transportation initiative that is actually orange. The Orange Blossom Express is a passenger rail concept that could lead to commuter rail service from Lake County to SunRail in the Orlando metropolitan area.
July 28, 2010

Three ways to attend Green Symposium next week
There are three ways to attend the Second Annual Green Symposium on Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July 30, at Mission Inn Resort & Club.
July 23, 2010

Transportation 2035 Public Workshop #2, the Needs Plan
The historic Leesburg Opera House was the location of the second in a series of four public workshops held in the development of Transportation 2035, the long range transportation plan for Lake County and Sumter County, and hosted by the Lake~Sumter MPO.
June 11, 2010

Florida Bicycle Association, Law Enforcement Officer of the Year Awards Presented to Two Lake County Law Enforcement Officers
At the regularly scheduled meeting of the Governing Board of the Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) George Martin, Bicycle Law Training Program Director, Florida Bicycle Association, presented awards to Deputy Gabriel White and Sergeant Thomas McKane.
May 27, 2010

Lake-Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization Hosts Transporation 2035 Workshop
The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) hosted a public workshop for TRANSPORTATION 2035. The room was filled by over 80 workshop attendees including members of the MPO Governing Board and its advisory committees, Elected Officials, City and County administrators and staff, state transportation agencies and other interested parties and local residents.
March 25, 2010