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Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization May Meeting Recap

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on June 1, 2019

The Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) met on May 15, 2019 in a public meeting at the Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto FL. The points of interest from the meeting are below:

Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Planning Organization May Meeting Recap

·   FDOT reported that a northbound right turn lane from US 19 onto Thrasher has been determined warranted and should be under construction next year.

·      The MPO approved an amendment to the FY 2019-FY 2023 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) to include a lighting project in Citrus County.

·       The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) was amended to reflect carry forward Planning funds and to include MPO annual certification.

·       The MPO approved the 2019 Public Transportation Grant Agreement between the MPO and the Florida Department of Transportation in the amount of $105,500. The agreement must still be approved by Citrus and Hernando County because local matches are required.

·       The MPO approved the FY 2019 Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding.

·       The MPO approved the extensions of contracts G0D90 and G0T22 to June 30, 2020.

·       The MPO’s Administrative Assistant position was reclassified to an Administrative Assistant III.

·       The MPO discussed reviewing committee quorum issues in the future if attendance continues to be problematic.

For further information regarding the Hernando/Citrus Metropolitan Organization, visit us at https://www.hernandocounty.us/departments/departments-f-m/metropolitan-planning-organization

The next MPO meeting is scheduled for Tuesday June 18, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. in the Lecanto Government Center, 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Room 166, Lecanto Florida.  Please Contact the Hernando/Citrus MPO at (352) 754-4082 for more information

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