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.
2012/2013 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.
• Complete the 2012 Transit Development Plan Major Update.
• Complete the 2012 Indian River County Bicycle/Pedestrian Plan Update.
Public Notice: The Indian River County Metropolitan Planning
Organization (MPO) needs your ideas
about countywide transportation issues that
could potentially be addressed
Every two years, the MPO lists upcoming transportation planning tasks and
studies in its Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP). The next UPWP
will be adopted in May of 2012 and will include tasks to be accomplished in
the county between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014.