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The Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Miami Urbanized Area was created March 23, 1977 under the authority of Chapter 163 of the Florida Statutes. Section 163.01 of the Statute provides that governmental agencies may enter into interlocal agreements permitting the joint exercise of such powers or authority that the agencies share in common or that each might exercise separately.
Under 23 CFR Part 450 the US Department of Transportation (USDOT) establishes the rules and regulations that have to be followed in compliance with the transportation planning process. Sub-Parts A, B and C, includes Planning Definitions, Statewide Transportation Planning Rules and Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming Rules, respectively. Section 450.300 of Sub-Part B requires that..."...a Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has to be designated for each urbanized area and that the metropolitan area has to have a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process that results in plans and programs that consider all transportation modes and support metropolitan community development and social goals.
"These plans and programs shall lead to the development and operation of an integrated, intermodal transportation system that facilitates the efficient, economic movement of people and goods."
The transportation planning process is guided by the MPO, created as required under Section 163.01, Chapter 163, Florida Statutes and established by interlocal agreement between Miami-Dade County and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT).
Voting members are designated by the state governor and include the following: all thirteen county commissioners, five elected officials for each of the cities with populations over 50,000 in the county, a representative from the citizenry of the unincorporated portion of Miami-Dade County, a member of the MDX, and a member of the Miami-Dade School Board. The FDOT has two non-voting representatives on the MPO Board. Membership of the MPO is constituted under the chartered county option allowed by the Florida Statutes.
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