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REQUEST FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AMENDMENT TO ADD FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION (FTA) FUNDS & APPROVE JOINT PARTICPATION AGREEMENT (JPA) IN THE AMOUNT OF $ 188,757 IN THE UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM (UPWP) FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-20

The Pasco County MPO, the countywide transportation planning agency responsible for maintaining a countywide transportation planning program is seeking public comments and input on proposed amendment to the adopted Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP).  Pursuant to federal regulations and Florida statutes, the UPWP presents a two-year (biennial) work program that identifies the transportation planning budget which allocates federal, state and local funding to specific multimodal transportation planning activities, products and related programs. The current biennial UPWP covers Fiscal Years (FY) 2018-19 through FY 2019-20.

The MPO is proposing an amendment to year two (FY 2019-20) of the UPWP.  The amendment adds the FY 2019-20 allocation of transit funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The FTA funds are administered through the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and are obtained by entering into a Joint Participation Agreement (JPA), with the FDOT.  The Section 5305 (d) funds are $151,005 (Federal 80%) from the FTA with $18,876 (State 10%) from the FDOT and a required local match of $18,876 (Local 10%) from Pasco County for a total of $ 188,757. Subsequently, due to the additional funding identified above a Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) amendment has been initiated in order to reflect the funds and associated tasks in the UPWP. In accordance with the MPO's Public Participation Plan and in compliance with federal law and applicable Florida statutes, a public notice is being provided to request input on the amended UPWP that ends on January 7, 2020. The final amendment to the UPWP for FY 2019-20 is scheduled for approval by the MPO Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on January 09, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the West Pasco Government Center, First Floor - Board Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654. The UPWP amendments may be viewed on the MPO's website at www.pascompo.net under "Public Hearings/Notices" beginning on December 20, 2019.


APPROVAL OF THE PASCO COUNTY METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM (TIP) AMENDMENT UPDATE FOR THEFISCAL YEAR 2019-20 SECTION  5305 TRANSIT PLANNING FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF $188,757

 

The Pasco County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the designated organization responsible for conducting a countywide transportation planning program, is scheduled to amend the adopted TIP at their regularly scheduled meeting on January 9, 2020 at 10:00 am in the West Pasco Government Center, First Floor - Board Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654.  The purpose of this notice is to provide an opportunity for public comments and input on additional funding in the TIP. The FDOT has requested approval of a TIP amendment to update the adopted Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). This amendment updates the FY 2019-20 Section 5305 (d) Transit Planning Funding totaling $188,757 in the Adopted TIP.

The TIP amended page is available for public review and comment on the MPO's website (www.pascompo.net), and at the MPO Office in New Port Richey.  Persons wishing further information or needing a copy of the Final Draft TIP should call the MPO at (727) 847‑8140.  The TIP covers a five-year period from Fiscal Year 2017-18 through Fiscal Year 2021-22 (July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2017) and identifies multimodal transportation projects and programs that are proposed to be funded by federal, state, (Florida Department of Transportation – FDOT) and local funds that are required to match various State grants for transportation projects.  The final amendment to the TIP for FY 2019-20 is scheduled for approval by the MPO Board at their regularly scheduled meeting on January 09, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. in the West Pasco Government Center, First Floor - Board Room, 8731 Citizens Drive, New Port Richey, Florida, 34654. The TIP amendments may be viewed on the MPO's website at www.pascompo.net under "Public Hearings/Notices" Opens in New Window  beginning on December 20, 2019.