The TPO is governed by a TPO Board, which is composed of elected officials from the Cities and County and representatives from the St. Lucie County School Board and Community Transit.The TPO Board is composed of elected officials from the three municipalities and representatives from the St. Lucie School Board and Community Transit. Two advisory committees provide direction and recommendations to the TPO Board. The Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) provides technical expertise and the Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) provides public involvement in the transportation planning process.
There are twelve (12) voting members on the TPO Board: (4) County Commissioners, (4) City of Port St. Lucie, (2) City of Fort Pierce, (1) St. Lucie County School Board, and (1) Community Transit. To view a complete listing of the TPO Members, click here, view meeting dates.
The TAC advises and provides technical expertise as part of the TPO decision-making process for adopting and maintaining area-wide transportation plans, policies, and programs. It represents all modes of transportation as well as various levels of government including: county and city transportation, land use agencies, and state agencies such as the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District IV office and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
The TAC represents all modes of transportation as well as various levels of government including county and city transportation and land use agencies and state agencies such as the Florida Department of Transportation District IV Office and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection). The TAC provides full opportunity for necessary staff coordination to achieve a unified transportation planning effort. The TAC consists 16 voting members:
The St. Lucie TPO has established a CAC designed to facilitate a broad range of citizen involvement in the transportation planning process. The purpose of the CAC is to seek citizen and community reaction to planning proposals, provide comment with respect to the concerns of various segments of the population, and recommend projects and funding allocations for consideration. The CAC plays a significant role in implementing public involvement activities in the planning process.The CAC currently consists of twelve voting members: (2) City of Ft. Pierce, (2) City of Port St. Lucie, (2) St. Lucie County Unincorporated Area, and (6) Members-At-Large.
The LCB is appointed by the TPO, pursuant to Chapter 427, F.S., and Rule 41-2, F.A.C. to implement the duties described in Rule 31-2 as part of the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) service delivery program. It is made up of representatives from various State and local agencies as well as citizen representatives. A member of the TPO is appointed annually to serve as the LCB chair.
In 2005, the Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) was created by Florida legislation for the purpose of providing funds to improve regionally significant transportation facilities, including transit facilities, in regional transportation areas. In 2006, the TCTC, consisting of two members each from the St. Lucie TPO and the Indian River and Martin Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), was created as a regional transportation area to pursue TRIP funds for the three-county region.
Since its creation, TRIP has assisted the Treasure Coast in implementing a number of regional mobility solutions. Examples of projects that have utilized TRIP funding include Crosstown Parkway Extension and King’s Highway intersection improvements in St. Lucie County, construction of the Green River Parkway in Martin County, and the widening of Oslo Road in Indian River County.
The members and an alternate from the Martin, St. Lucie and Indian River T/MPO Policy Boards come together on a regular and as needed basis to discharge their mutual responsibilities as established through their inter-local agreement. Non-voting members include representatives of FDOT, Florida’s Turnpike and the Treasure Coast Regional Planning Council. The TCTC meetings are alternatively hosted by the three T/MPOs on a rotating basis. The staff of the host T/MPO provides support for the business of the meeting including preparing agenda packets and meeting minutes.
The St. Lucie TPO has established the BPAC to provide recommendations regarding the bicycle and pedestrian planning and programming activities for the St. Lucie TPO and to work with local and State government agencies to coordinate bicycle and pedestrian planning and programming activities.
The TPO supports on-going bicycle and pedestrian planning activities through open, timely, and meaningful public involvement. The TPO provides staff support to the Saint Lucie County Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) and works with relevant transportation agencies and organizations to prioritize, fund and implement safe pedestrian, bicycle, green-way and shared-use pathway projects.
There are twelve (9) voting members on the BPAC: (2) Resident Bicycling Representatives, (1) St. Lucie County Parks and Recreation Director (1) City of Port St. Lucie Parks and Recreation Director, (1) City of Fort Pierce Public Works Director, (1) St. Lucie County Environmental Resources Director, (1) FDOT District 4 Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator, (1) Resident Running/Hiking Representative and (1) St. Lucie County School District PTA Representative.