Public hearing Dec. 18 for adoption of 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan
The Lee County Metropolitan Planning Organization will hold a public hearing for the adoption of the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan Friday, Dec. 18, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Lee County Administration East Facility, 2201 Second St., Room 118, Fort Myers. This location is accessible by transit by LeeTran Route 20 or the Gold Trolley Route, and more information on service can be found at www.rideleetran.com.
The 2045 Transportation Plan Adoption Summary Report and further information on the Long Range Plan can be found here: https://leempo.com/wp-content/uploads/M08a.2045-LRTP-Adoption-Summary-Report.pdf www.leempo.com. The Long Range Plan identifies the cost feasible transportation projects for roads, transit and bicycle/pedestrian improvements through the year 2045.
The MPO Board will also be holding a public hearing to consider an amendment to the FY 2020/2021 through FY 2024/2025 Transportation Improvement Program to add $200,000 in operating assistance for LeeTran. The TIP amendment can be found here: https://leempo.com/wp-content/uploads/December-18th-TIP-Amendment-TAN-Notice.pdf. The TIP includes the federal and state funded transportation projects that are programmed in Lee County over the next five years.
Hard copies of the documents are available by contacting the MPO offices at 239-244-2220. Written comments may be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, faxed to 239-790-2695 or mailed to P.O. Box 150045 Cape Coral, FL 33915-0045. Written comments received by the end of the business day on Thursday, Dec. 17, will be presented to the MPO board members on Dec. 18, where formal adoption will be decided.
Public comments may also be made at the MPO Board meeting Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Lee County Administration East Facility, 2201 Second St., Room 118, Fort Myers. Additional information about the Long Range Plan may be found on the MPO’s website at: www.leempo.com.
Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion 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 Calandra Barraco with the Lee County MPO at 239-330-2243 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org at least seven (7) days prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired call 800-955-8770 Voice / 800-955-8771 TDD. The MPO’s planning process is conducted in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes. Any person or beneficiary who believes they have been discriminated against because of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, religion, or familial status may file a complaint with the Lee County MPO Title VI Coordinator, Calandra Barraco, at 239-330-2243, or in writing at P.O. Box 150045, Cape Coral, Florida 33915-0045.