The MPO is responsible for the development of the area’s Long Range Transportation Plan, Transportation Improvement Program and coordinating the transportation planning process. The MPO’s planning process is highly regulated and rigorous in terms of public involvement and transparency.
The MPO has two citizen-based advisory committees (Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) and the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)), and a third committee (Local Coordinating Board (LCB) that includes citizen appointees.
The CAC and BPAC are both comprised of a cross-section of citizens residing throughout Collier County and serve in an advisory capacity to the MPO Board. Both committees normally meet nine (9) times a year; the CAC on the last Monday of the month at 2:00 p.m.; the BPAC on the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m. There are usually no meetings in June, July and December. The CAC advises the MPO Board on transportation issues, planning and needs from a citizens’ perspective. The BPAC advises the Board solely on bicycle and pedestrian matters.
The LCB assists the MPO in identifying local service needs to to provide information, advice and direction to the Community Transportation Coordination (CTC) on the coordination of services for the transportation disadvantaged. The LCB also reviews the quantity and quality of service being provided to people who are transportation disadvantaged. The LCB normally meets four times a year on the first Monday of the month.
Joining an advisory committee provides an opportunity to be more directly involved in the transportation planning process. Please click MPO Advisory Committee Application to download an application which may be emailed or sent by regular email to Anne McLaughlin. Please call Anne with any questions at 239-252-5884.
Anne McLaughlin, MPO Director
2885 South Horseshoe Dr.
Naples, FL. 34104