Public Involvement

Essential.  Encouraged.  Ongoing.  Public involvement informs everything the MPO does to improve quality of life and transportation in our communities throughout Lee County.  You must speak up for yourself, your children, your grandchildren, your community.  What projects should be funded?  Where will transportation improvements be made?  When would future projects start?   

Serious discussion about projects not begun for years or even decades can seem a difficult, challenging, slow moving process.  It is.  It has been done productively, however, already for decades.  Discussion, debate, and decisions as long ago as the 1970s forecast the new Metro Parkway corridor, a six-lane US 41, and a north/south interstate with potential expansion to 10 lanes.  The MPO understands the challenges and dedicates itself to responsible transportation planning for our future.  Plans are developed and, as time moves forward and conditions change, plans are updated and new studies start.  YOUR comments matter today — and tomorrow. Please participate, please stay involved.

How?  Please visit the website to learn more about the next MPO meetings, upcoming events, planning studies, and updates underway.  Public comments may be submitted by e-mail to, faxed to (239)-790-2695 or mailed to P.O. Box 150045 Cape Coral, FL 33915-0045. Public comments received by 5:00 p.m. of the business day prior to the meeting will be presented to the committee/MPO Board at the meeting.  Public comments may also be made in-person at the meeting on the meeting day.

Public involvement is a critical component of the MPO’s mission, and its Public Involvement Plan (PIP) identifies important strategies to support community outreach.  The MPO will provide the public with complete information, timely public notice, and full access to key decisions before adopting or amending its plans and programs. Federal law requires early and continuing public involvement in the MPO process as described in the PIP document.

    Click here to view our Public Involvement Plan (PIP) [PDF]

    Click here to view our Limited English Proficiency (LEP) Plan [PDF]

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