As a part of the transportation planning activities, the St. Lucie TPO monitors existing conditions by conducting traffic counts, performing level of service analyses, identifying transportation needs and developing short term and long range transportation plans. The TPO plans and prioritizes the roadway projects while ensuring safety and mobility.
To improve the mobility and accessibility, the TPO conducts planning studies to meet the growing needs of the Cities of Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, the Village of St. Lucie and St. Lucie County. The roadway projects included in the five year work program and long range plan are the result of those studies and planning activities. Those planning studies include corridor plans, access management plans, safety studies and congestion management studies.
The TPO also operates the four-step travel demand model Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure (FSUTMS) known as the Greater Treasure Coast Regional Planning Model (GTCRPM) to predict the future travel conditions and perform alternative analyses.
- St. Lucie County Public Works Department: Roads and Bridges
- Federal Highway Administration: FHWA
- Florida Department of Transportation: FDOT
- FDOT District Four Intelligent Transportation System:ITS
- Florida Standard Urban Transportation Model Structure: FSUTMS
- Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise
- Federal Highway Administration: Congestion Management Process (CMP)
The TPO supports on-going bicycle and pedestrian planning activities which include open and meaningful public involvement. The TPO provides staff support to the Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee and works with relevant transportation agencies and organizations to prioritize, fund and implement safe pedestrian, bicycle, green-way and shared-use pathway projects.
- Bicycle Pedestrian Informaton Center (BPIC)
- Florida Trail Association
- Florida Biking Trails
- The National Center Bike Walk For Bicycling and Walking
- Laws for Florida Bicyclists and Motorists
Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Resources
- Federal Highway Administration : Safe Routes To School
- National Highway Safety Administration : Pedestrian Safety Program
- Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) : Pedestrian and Bicycle Program
- Federal Highway Administration : Bicycle and Pedestraian Safety Guidlines
Scenic Highway Resources
- Florida Scenic Highway Program: Treasure Coast
- Treasure Coast Scenic Highway: Slides
- National Scenic Byways Program: Treasure Coast Scenic Highway
- National Scenic Byways Program: Resource Center
- Florida Scenic Highways: Resources
- National Scenic Byways Program Treasure Coast Scenic Highway
- National Scenic Byways Program Resource Center
Public transportation includes buses, trolleys, rail, vanpools, ferry boats, taxis, and demand response (door-to-door, shared ride) services. The use of public transportation benefits the economy and the environment by increasing personal mobility while reducing the number of vehicles on the road.
The St. Lucie County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC), through its Community Services Department, contracts with the Council on Aging of St. Lucie County (also known as Community Transit) to provide public transportation services throughout St. Lucie County. Specialized Medicaid transportation is provided by MV Transportation.
Community Transit operates both fixed route and demand response services. MV Transportation provides demand response service only. Fixed route buses follow a consistent time schedule with stopping points over the same route. Demand response operates at the user’s request and is door-to-door service. The fixed route bus system, established in 2002, includes six routes. Unlike the demand response system, ridership on the fixed route system is not based on eligibility.
The TPO provides technical assistance and planning guidance to St. Lucie County, Community Transit, and MV Transportation in support of public transportation and transit grant administration. The TPO also supports the development of a regional public transportation system.
Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program
The St. Lucie TPO is the planning agency for the St. Lucie County Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) Program. The TD Program assists in funding transportation services for individuals who are unable to transport themselves or unable to purchase transportation and have no other form of transportation available. Individuals served by the program include persons with disabilities, senior citizens, low income persons, and high risk or at risk children.
The TD Program strives to coordinate the provision of transportation services in a manner that is cost effective, safe, efficient, and reduces fragmentation and duplication of services. TD transportation services are coordinated through the St. Lucie County Community Services Department which functions as the local Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC). The St. Lucie Local Coordinating Board for the Transportation Disadvantaged (LCB) which consists of elected officials, agency representatives, and citizen representatives, guides and assists the CTC in the coordination of TD services.
The St. Lucie TPO is also the lead agency for the development of a Coordinated Public Transit-Human Services Transportation Plan (Coordinated Plan). The Coordinated Plan provides strategies for meeting local TD needs and prioritizes transportation services for funding and implementation with an emphasis on the needs of individuals with disabilities and people with low incomes. The Coordinated Plan also functions as the Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP), a document that supports the activities of the CTC and LCB.
- Federal Transit Administration
- Florida Public Tranportation Association
- Indian River Transit
- Martin Com. Coach
- Area Regional Transit
- St. Lucie County Housing and Community Services
- South Florida Commuter Services
- Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged
- 95 Commuter Express Bus
Florida’s Statewide System of Public Transportation Connections
- Bay Town Trolley
- Broward County Transit
- CAT – Collier Area Transit
- Charlotte County Area Transit
- Citrus Connection – Lakeland Area Mass Transit District
- ECAT – Escambia County Area Transit
- Gainesville Regional Transit System
- GoLine – Indian River County Transit
- HART – Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority
- Jacksonville Transportation Authority
- Key West Transit
- Kissimmee Gateway Airport
- LYNX – Central Florida Regional Transportation Authority
- MDT – Miami Dade Transit
- Northwest Florida Regional Airport
- Palm Tran – Palm Beach County Transit
- Pasco County Public Transportation
- Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport
- PSTA – Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority
- SCAT – Sarasota County Area Transit
- Space Coast Area Transit
- St. Johns County Transit
- StarMetro – Tallahassee Transit
- SunRail — Central Florida Commuter Rail
- Tallahassee Regional Airport
- THE Bus – Hernando County Transit
- The Wave- Okaloosa County Transit
- Treasure Coast Connector Plus – St. Lucie County Transit
- Votran – Volusia County Area Transit