Horizon Awards

For immediate release - October 3, 2012

Lake~Sumter MPO in partnership with LYNX conducting the US192 Alternatives Analysis

LEESBURG — The Lake~Sumter Metropolitan Planning Organization and its South Lake Task Force are partnering with LYNX and other regional partners in Osceola and Orange counties to assess the future of the US 192 corridor.

The US 192 Alternatives Analysis Project is focused on collaboratively exploring and recommending the role that transportation should play in the US 192 Corridor from Kissimmee to US 27 in Lake County. At its completion, this US 192 Alternatives Analysis effort will provide a clear understanding of transportation needs in the Study Area, the potential solutions to those needs and the role transportation improvements can play in supporting the Study Area communities.

An Alternatives Analysis (AA) is a process governed by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) that is used to identify and evaluate a range of transportation improvements within a corridor. Although the AA is a federal process, the project’s goals and evaluation measures are developed by local stakeholders through community input.

The AA is the first step in developing and implementing transit projects. The outcome of the AA is a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA), or set of improvements to be advanced for focused study and development. The US 192 AA study began in March 1, 2012 and will last approximately 18 months. For more project information and to sign up for regular project updates please visit the project website at: www.us192study.com/default.aspx

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