The Collier MPO was established in 1982 following the Federal Highway Act that requires urbanized areas to develop transportation plans and programs as a condition to receive federal capital or operating assistance. The Collier MPO is currently governed by a nine (9) member board including the five members of the Collier County Board of County Commissioners, two representatives from the City of Naples, one from the City of Everglades City, and one from the City of Marco Island. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is represented on the board as a non-voting member.
The Collier MPO is responsible for the development and implementation of a balanced, integrated, and multimodal program which efficiently moves traffic. The MPO’s goal is to ensure that a continuing, comprehensive and cooperative approach to planning for transportation needs is maintained and properly coordinated with other MPOs, FDOT and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as well as MPO committee members and members of the public.
The Collier MPO encourages public involvement from our committees and members of the public and strives to maintain transparency in the transportation planning process and considers public involvement to be one of our most important responsibilities.