Statement of Function
The Indian River County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), formed in April 1993, is a legislative
agency responsible for transportation planning in the urbanized area of Indian River County. It has the power to
develop and adopt plans and to set priorities for the programming of improvements to the County's transportation
system. The MPO consists of twelve voting members representing the local governments within the County, two
non-voting representatives from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), and a non-voting
representative from the Town of Orchid. Funding is through a Joint Participation Agreement for Federal
Highway Planning (PL) funding. This is an agreement between FDOT and the MPO, which provides for the pass
through of these federal funds. Dollars are approved on an annual basis. The percentage of Federal, State and
local dollars varies from year to year.
Treasure Coast Technical Advisory Committee (TCTAC) Meeting Announcement
2016/2017 Goals and Objectives
• Maintain a continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive transportation process in the MPO area.
• Manage MPO Governing Board and Advisory Committee activities.
• Coordinate planning activities with FDOT for major transportation projects.
• Conduct Bicycle/Pedestrian Safety Training throughout the County.
• Participate in regional planning efforts.
• Prepare and adopt the annual Priority Projects report.
• Prepare and adopt the MPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
• Implement the specific tasks outlined in the current UPWP, which include program administration, data collection, systems planning, and project planning.
• Developed a new 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
• Complete the 2016 Transit Development Plan Minor Update.
• Complete the 2018Transit Devlopment Major Update.
The Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO) in Washington, DC recently recognized the Indian River County Metropolitan Planning Organization for its efforts by awarding it this year's National Award in the category "Outstanding Achievement for a Non-TMA (Small to Mid-Sized) MPO."
The Indian River County MPO takes an active role in the mobility and safety of the community with programs such as its Bicycle Safety Roadeo Training Program (13,931 children trained so far); Trans-Central Florida Rail Trail and Martin Luther King Trail; GoLine Transit system (lowest cost/most riders per capita in the state); Bicycle Friendly Community designation (one of only 2 counties in the state so designated); and the new Oslo Road Interchange, a long-awaited interchange approved and partially funded last year by the Federal Highway Administration.