The Lee County MPO board has 18 members, including all five county commissioners, elected officials representing each incorporated area (city, town, or village), plus the Florida Department of Transportation District 1 Secretary or his designee. The board meets monthly to provide direction in planning future transportation improvements and projects.
The MPO consists of 18 voting members and 1 non-voting member:
- Lee County: All five county commissioners
- City of Bonita Springs: Two elected officials
- City of Cape Coral: Five elected officials
- City of Fort Myers: Three elected officials
- City of Sanibel: One elected official
- Town of Fort Myers Beach: One elected official
- Village of Estero: One elected official
- Florida Department of Transportation, District 1: District Secretary or designee.
Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)
MPO board members appoint local citizens to the CAC. Bringing the public’s perspective to the decision-making process, the CAC’s 24 members make recommendations to the MPO board about project priorities for state and federal funding in FDOT’s five year work program, proposed long-range transportation plans, project plans, program plans, and other transportation issues.
Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
The TAC is local and state agency planners, engineers, and transit operators. These committee members make recommendations to the MPO board about project priorities for state and federal funding in FDOT’s five year work program, proposed long range transportation plans, project plans, program plans, and other transportation issues on behalf of the agencies they represent.
Transportation Disadvantaged Local Coordinating Board (LCB)
The committee includes citizens and government, social service agency, and consumer representatives. It monitors the community transportation coordinator’s performance in providing transportation services to disadvantaged people.
Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinating Committee (BPCC)
The committee includes citizens and local and state agencies’ staff responsible for bicycle and pedestrian planning for their respective agencies. The BPCC coordinates bicycle/pedestrian planning activities among these agencies and reviews funding for bicyclists and pedestrians in state and federal-aid transportation projects. It also advises the MPO board about development of the bicycle/pedestrian element of its transportation plan and makes recommendations regarding funding for bicyclist/pedestrian projects in FDOT’s five year work program.
Traffic Management and Operations Committee (TMOC)
The committee is and explores engineering solutions besides road construction that will help move traffic more efficiently. It considers proposed projects for traffic signals, roundabouts, and intersection improvements and makes recommendations to the MPO board for its transportation plan and FDOT’s five year work program.