The TPO is a Countywide Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) agency responsible for transportation planning, programming, and financing of State and Federal Transportation Funds for the City of Fort Pierce, City of Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie Village and unincorporated areas of St. Lucie County.
The TPO encourages the public to attend meetings and is committed to ensuring that all have been involved or have been provided the opportunity to be involved in the transportation planning process.
The Life of a Transportation Project
How do roadway projects, bike paths, and sidewalks move from idea to reality? A federally-funded transportation project begins at the TPO where the project is conceived, planned and prioritized in the TPO’s LRTP. Selected projects from the LRTP are included on the TPO’s LOPP. Each year, the LOPP is submitted to the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) for inclusion in the State’s Work Program. A project goes through six phases, as displayed below, with each phase dependent on public involvement.