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Proposed Amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

June 7, 2017
Proposed Amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces the start of a seven-day public comment and review period for a proposed amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) requested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).

 

The amendment includes:

  • The preliminary engineering and construction phase for an intersection improvement in DeSoto County at US 17 and NE Livingston Avenue
  • The preliminary engineering and construction phase for pavement reconstruction in Okeechobee County at US 441 from north of 7th Street to south of 9th Street

These projects are included in the TIP for FY 2017/18 through 2021/22 that will be adopted on June 21, 2017, however, it is necessary to amend them into the current TIP to ensure authorization of federal funds in the first quarter of FY 2017/18.

The comment period for the TIP proposed amendment begins on June 7, 2017, and comments will be accepted through June 13, 2017. The proposed TIP amendment will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on June 21, 2017, with at least seven (7) days public notice. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the meeting before Board action is taken.

View the proposed amendment package.

Printed copies are available upon request.  Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Community Engagement Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom, by email at msoderstrom@cfrpc.org, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.

Public Comment Period Open: Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for HRTPO

May 10, 2017
Public Comment Period Open: Draft Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for HRTPO

Draft Transportation Improvement Program for Fiscal Years 2017-2018 through 2021-2022
Comment Period: May 10 to June 9, 2017

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is seeking comments from the public on the draft Transportation Improvement Program from May 10 – June 9, 2017. After the comment period closes and all input has been considered, the draft TIP will be presented for final adoption to the HRTPO Board on June 21, 2017, after seven (7) days public notice.

The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) outlines the roadways, bridges, transit, aviation, rail, trail/bicycle/pedestrian facilities, and landscaping projects that are scheduled and funded for the next five years through 2022 in DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties.

The draft Transportation Improvement Program may be found at www.heartlandregionaltpo.org or at county or city administration offices and public libraries throughout the region.

Ways to Comment:

  • Visit us at your local library (dates and times below)
  • Email msoderstrom@cfrpc.org
  • Mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830
  • Call (863) 534-7130 x 134

Join the HRTPO at a library near you to learn more about the plans and programs of the HRTPO and the draft Transportation Improvement Program

June 1, 2017

June 5, 2017

June 6, 2017

 


Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, income, or family status. Persons who require special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or persons who require translation services (free of charge) should contact  Marybeth Soderstrom, HRTPO Title VI Liaison, 863-534-7130, extension 134 (voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by email: msoderstrom@cfrpc.org.

Highlands County: New Public Transportation Service Options Survey Now Available!

May 4, 2017
Highlands County: New Public Transportation Service Options Survey Now Available!

The over 750 responses from the survey on public transportation needs in Highlands County shaped the possible routes option that the Plan will recommend.

 

Based on the stakeholder interviews, public meetings, and over 750 responses from the needs survey, a new survey has been developed that identifies public transportation types, routes, and funding for consideration.

Take the Survey Now:

This survey will be collected through May 22, 2017, as part of the Highlands Transit Plan.  To request printed paper copies of the survey for distribution by your organization, please contact Community Engagement Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom.

Proposed Amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

April 11, 2017
Proposed Amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) announces the start of a seven-day public comment and review period for a proposed amendment to the FY 2016/17 through FY 2020/21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) requested by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The amendment includes the construction phase for a safety project for Intersection Lighting Retrofit at S. Ridgewood Drive (SR 17) in Avon Park and Sebring, FL. This project was recently added to the FDOT 5 Year Work Program and this amendment to include the project in the TIP is necessary to ensure authorization of federal funds in the current fiscal year.

The comment period for the TIP proposed amendment begins on April 12, 2017, and comments will be accepted through April 18, 2017. The proposed TIP amendment will be presented for adoption to the HRTPO Board at their meeting on April 19, 2017, with at least seven (7) days public notice. An opportunity for public comment will be available at the meeting before Board action is taken.

View the proposed amendment package.

Hard copies are available upon request.  Anyone interested in submitting a comment may do so by contacting Community Engagement Manager, Marybeth Soderstrom, by email at msoderstrom@cfrpc.org, mail to 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or call (863) 534-7130 x 134.

Amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program for Fiscal Years 2016/17 and 2017/18 Public Comment Period Open: March 31 – April 7

March 31, 2017
Amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program for Fiscal Years 2016/17 and 2017/18 Public Comment Period Open: March 31 – April 7

View the Amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program for Fiscal Years 2016/17 and 2017/18

The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) will consider the proposed amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) on April 19, 2017. The UPWP describes the transportation planning projects to be performed in Fiscal Years 2016/17 and 2017/18 and outlines planning tasks, timelines, and budgets.

The amendment adds to and modifies the segments listed below:

  • Task 2: Data Collection
  • Task 4: Transportation Disadvantaged Program
  • Task 5: Systems Planning

All additions to the text are underlined and any deleted text from the adopted plan is shown with a strike through. This is the first amendment to the Unified Planning Work Program for Fiscal Years 2016/17-2017/18 that was adopted on May 25, 2016, by the HRTPO Board. The plan can be found in its entirety in the Plans section of www.heartlandregionaltpo.org.

Parties may submit written comments to the Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization, 555 East Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830, or by emailing msoderstrom@cfrpc.org, or may call (863) 534-7130 x 134. The deadline to submit comments is April 7, 2017.

Amendment Scheduled for Adoption at HRTPO Meeting on April 19 in Sebring

Where: Highlands County Board of County Commissioner Chambers
600 South Commerce Ave | Sebring, FL 33870
Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Time: 10 AM

The final draft to be considered for adoption will be distributed to HRTPO Board members on April 12, 2017, and available at www.heartlandregionaltpo.org or by contacting the HRTPO at 863-534-7130 or info@heartlandregionaltpo.org.

Contact us at 863-534-7130 or heartlandregionaltpo.org for more information.