On January 27, 2004, the Lee and Collier County MPOs entered into an interlocal agreement to promote and establish a forum for communication and coordination, and to foster joint regional cooperation and conduct regarding transportation planning in accordance with Section 339.175, Florida Statutes, 23 C.F.R. 450.312, and the goals and requirements of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) and its successor legislation, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU). The agreement, amended in 2006 and 2009, committed both MPOs to coordinate transportation planning and policy activities in the Lee and Collier bi-county region to promote regional transportation solutions and enhance overall regional transportation system efficiency.
Additionally, on May 27, 2010, the Lee County and Charlotte County-Punta Gorda MPOs executed an Interlocal Agreement for Joint Regional Transportation Planning and Coordination. As part of this agreement, both MPOs agreed to collectively develop and adopt a Joint Regional Public Involvement Process Component for inclusion into each MPO’s existing public involvement process. See our events page for more information on joint meetings.