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About the TPO

Core Products

Connect 2045, Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
Draft Documents for Public Review

Connect 2045 is the long-range transportation plan (LRTP) developed by the River to Sea TPO to reflect and meet the future transportation needs of our changing community. This plan lays the groundwork for a sustainable transportation system that preserves existing transportation infrastructure, enhances Florida’s economic competitiveness and improves travel choices to ensure mobility.

This Draft plan was developed with input from people, agencies and organizations representing all parts of our community to reflect collective values and a broad range of needs. The plan strives to provide residents, visitors and businesses the best transportation solutions to efficiently and safely move people and goods. 

The DRAFT Chapters which make up Connect 2045 are provided below for review your review and comment. We invite you to send any comments or questions to Colleen Nicoulin, Connect 2045 Project Manager, at or 386.226.0422 ext. 20417.

Chapter 1 – Introduction
Chapter 2 – Goals, Objectives, and Performance Targets
Chapter 3 – Planning Assumptions
Chapter 4 – Public Involvement
Chapter 5  – Needs Assessment and Scenario Planning
Chapter 6 – Transportation Plan
Chapter 7 – Performance Measurement
Chapter 8 – Plan Implementation

Connect 2045 Environmental Justice Virtual Workshop 

We are at a very important point in the Connect 2045 plan development and the River to Sea TPO is seeking additional input regarding potential transportation needs, issues, and/or concerns of underserved populations. To do this, we hosted a workshop that included a description of the planning process, efforts to consider potential adverse impacts to minority and low-income populations and an overview of the draft plan.

The following documents correspond with the workshop:
Connect 2045 Environmental Justice Workshop Materials
Needs-Assessment-Maps-Mass Transit and Regional Trails
Connect 2045 EJ Workshop PPT Final Presentation for August 4 2020


Connect 2045 Videos:
Ways to Join the Transportation Conversation:

The Impact of Emerging Technology:

What’s Important to You in Transportation?

Connect 2045 Preliminary Cost Feasible Webinar Presentation Recording from May 26, 2020:

COVID-19 Announcement 

The River to Sea TPO is strongly committed to serving the public in the work that we do; and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, we are putting measures in place to protect the health and safety of those we work with and serve while continuing to pursue our activities under these unusual circumstances.

Under the directives issued by the state and national governments, and with consideration for the health of the TPO staff and everyone we serve, River to Sea TPO Board Chair Rob Gilliland has officially directed the TPO staff to begin implementing the following activities to limit face-to-face meetings and events as follows:

The above directives are effective immediately and will be reassessed and updated as needed.

These measures will impact our typical community outreach and engagement activities. Please know that while general access to the TPO’s physical office is closed and our community presentations are suspended, the staff of the River to Sea TPO remains available online and by email and phone during normal business hours. Staff contact information is available here: If you have a meeting scheduled with a TPO staff member, expect a phone call or email with specific details for that meeting.

The safety, health and well-being of our staff, committee and board members, stakeholders, and public citizens is our highest priority. The River to Sea TPO will continue to monitor the actions of our national, state and local partners and reassess as more information is made available. We appreciate your understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation.

We encourage everyone to use social distancing and consider what steps you can take to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. If you need to access any resources related to COVID-19, please check the Centers for Disease Control website ( and the Florida Department of Health website (

As always, your input is welcomed.  Please let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns and we will do our best to answer them.

Click Here for Hints for Participants Attending TPO Meetings Remotely

Public comments before and during meetings:

If you would like to provide public comment prior to a meeting here are the ways you can do so:

  • Please fill out the form below and include the name of the meeting at which you would like the comment to be read.
  • Call TPO staff at 386-226-0422
  • Email TPO staff at
  • Comments may also be made during the public comment portion of the meeting. Simply identify yourself prior to speaking once the public comment period is opened.


Upcoming TPO Committee and Board Meetings

River to Sea TPO Board Meeting

Date:     September 23, 2020
Time:    9:00 a.m.
Agenda: 09-23-20 TPO Board Agenda

Please join the TPO Board meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 877 309 2073
United States: +1 (571) 317-3129

Access Code: 117-419-797

BPAC Project Review Subcommittee Meeting

Date:     September 23, 2020
Time:    2:00 p.m.
Agenda: 09-23-20 BPAC Project Review SC Agenda

Please join the BPAC Project Review Subcommittee meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116

Access Code: 725-333-581

River to Sea TPO Accessibility Statement

The River to Sea TPO website is currently undergoing modifications to ensure accessibility and access to documents for all of our residents and visitors. The TPO’s goal is to provide documents and a website that everyone is able to access. If there is a document that you need in a format not currently provided, please contact the TPO’s Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at:
386-226-0422 ext. 20416

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we implement these changes.

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