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01.03.12:  We have upgraded the MPO website to make it easier to use and more appealing.  Please visit us at and update your bookmark accordingly. 

10.19.11:  As mentioned below, the East Coast Greenway Alliance is meeting Saturday, Oct. 22nd at the Best Western Plus Downtown Stuart.  The event starts at 9:00am and includes a trip to the Green River Parkway to unveil East Coast Greenway Trail Markers.  All are welcome to attend!  Click here to download the meeting agenda. 

09.29.11:  The Florida Department of Transportation is holding a Public Hearing and Webinar on Oct. 3rd to present information related to projects funded in the Draft Tentative Work Program in the fiscal years between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2017.  Click here find out more.

09.23.11:  Save the Date!  The East Coast Greenway Alliance will be holding its Trail Council and Annual Meeting in Stuart, FL on Oct. 22nd.  The event starts at 9:00am and continues until the late afternoon at the Best Western Plus Downtown Stuart.  Trail advocates and cyclists are all welcome to attend the free meeting with opportunities to help plan the East Coast Greenway through Florida.  For more information and to RSVP, contact Mr. Herb Hiller, Florida Trail Advocate of the Year, at or visit     

09.08.11:  Proposed FY 11/12-15/16 TIP Amendment.  No. 5: SR 710 Big John Monohan Bridge.

09.06.11:  Proposed FY 11/12-15/16 TIP Amendment.  No. 4: Commit 2B Fit SR2N. 

08.31.11:  Proposed FY 11/12-15/16 TIP Amendments. No. 1: Roll-Forwards.  No. 2: CR 714.  No. 3: SR 710.   

08.05.11:  The DRAFT FY 2012 Public Involvement Plan (PIP) is now available for public review and comment at all County libraries.  Click here to visit our Documents page to download. 

07.12.11:  Updated Public Transit Routes and Maps.  Indiantown Route; Stuart Route; TC Connector

06.27.11:  The FINAL FY 2011/12-15/16 Transportation Improvement Program is now available for public review.  Click here to visit our Documents page to downoad. 

06.17.11:  Public Hearing-June 20, 2011, FTA Section 5303 Grant Application.  Click here to download.

06.17.11:  Public Hearing-June 20, 2011, FY2013 List of Project Priorities.  Click here to download.

06.15.11:  Public Hearing-June 20, 2011, SR 710 Text Amendment for 2035 Regional Long Range Transportation Plan (RLRTP).  Click here to download.

05.09.11:  Proposed FY 2010/11-14/15 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment.  Amendment No. 1. 

05.05.11:  Proposed FY 2010/11-14/15 Transportation Improvement Program Amendments.  Amendment No. 3.  Amendment No. 4. 

03.29.11:  The FINAL 2035 Regional Long Range Transportation Plan is now available for public review.  Click here to download and review. 

03.25.11:  Martin County Public Transit Update.  Effective April 1, 2011.  The Martin County fixed bus route service will be free of charge. The new public transit phone number will be (772) 283-1814. The Hobe Sound Express Bus (Route 4) will be discontinued.  

03.17.11:  IM4Transit is a new campaign of the Florida Public Transportation Association to recruit 100,000 Floridians to stand up and be counted as supporters of public transit.  Sign up on or look for IM4Transit on Facebook and Twitter. 

Updated Express Bus Routes to Palm Beach - click for details!


Welcome to the Martin Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) 

Metropolitan Planning Orgnizations (MPOs) are mandated by Federal legislation to coordinate transportation plans and funded improvements in areas with a population of 50,000 or more.  They are governed by Federal legislation and overseen by the State's Department of Transportation to establish a 3-C (continuing, cooperative, and comprehensive) planning process and consider Congestion, Public Transportation, and Intermodal Management systems through active Public Involvement processes.  They must also consider Sections 174 and 176(c) & (d) of the Clean Air Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and Section 1101(b) of TEA-21 regarding the involvement of disadvantaged busines enterprises in FHWA and FTA funded projects.  Many other transportation delivery requirements must be met and are described in the most recently enacted Federal legislation called the "Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient, Transportation Equity Act - a Legacy for Users," SAFETEA-LU, for short.  The methods used to meet these requirements are explained in the MPO documents.

The Martin MPO was established in 1993 and is governed by a Policy Board.  The Martin MPO has formed a regional partnership with the St. Lucie MPO.  The Martin MPO Policy Board membership is comprised as follows:

  • 4 County Commissioners
  • 2 City of Stuart Commissioners
  • 1 Town of Sewall's Point Commissioner
  • 1 Department of Transportation (non-voting) Representative
  • 1 Indiantown CRA (non-voting) Representative 
  • 1 Ex-Officio (non-voting) St. Lucie TPO Board Member

On certain regional roadway and improvement projects, the Martin MPO partners with the St. Lucie TPO, the Indian River County MPO, and at times, its neighbor to the south, the Palm Beach MPO (see Regional Planning).  The Martin MPO serves a Metropolitan Planning Area (see MPA Map) with a population of 138,660.  Members of the public are involved in MPO planning on an ongoing basis through its advisory committees, public hearings, and special community meetings.

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