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River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization
Connect 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)
Proposed Amendment for Public Review

The River to Sea TPO is seeking to amend the Connect 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan to reflect updated funding for the Central Florida Commuter Rail System Phase II North Expansion.  This project will make needed track modifications to extend SunRail service from the existing northern terminus at the DeBary station north to the DeLand station.

At the time of adoption of Connect 2045 in September of 2020, the SunRail Phase II North Expansion project was not included in the current five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and specifics associated with this project, such as project timing and costs, were not known.  Accordingly, the project was referenced in Connect 2045 as an aspirational and unfunded transit project.  Since the adoption of the long-range transportation plan, funding details have been identified to support the Phase II North Expansion. The proposed amendment will add this project to the Connect 2045 Cost Feasible Plan.

Materials are provided for public review reflecting the proposed amendment to Connect 2045.  Proposed changes in the following Connect 2045 Chapters and Appendix are shown in strike through and underline format:

Chapter 5 – Needs Assessment and Scenario Planning

  • Text revisions to the SunRail section on Page 5-4 to reflect the programmed funding
  • Map revisions to Figure 5 to depict the location of the future DeLand SunRail Station

Chapter 6 – Transportation Plan

  • Revisions to Table 6-9 on Page 6-14 to reflect the funding amount for the SunRail Phase II North Expansion project in the FY 2020/21 – FY 2025/26 TIP

Appendix D – Long Range Transit Element

  • Revisions on Page 1 of Long Range Transit Element Table to reflect the funding details for the SunRail Phase II North Expansion project shown in the first row

Materials are available at the link below for your review:
Connect 2045 Amendment 1 Proposed Revisions

Recommended action on this amendment will occur in May 2021 at the following meetings of the TPO advisory committees:

  • Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC)               May 12, 2021 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Citizens’ Advisory Committee (CAC)                                           May 18, 2021 @ 1:15 p.m.
  • Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC)                                 May 18, 2021 @ 3:00 p.m.

The River to Sea TPO Board is expected to review and act on the amendment at their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 beginning @ 9:00 a.m.

All committee and board meetings are open to the public and public participation is welcomed. If you are unable to attend these meetings, comments may be provided in advance in writing or by contacting TPO staff via the information below. The meetings will take place in the conference room at the River to Sea TPO office located at:

2570 W. International Speedway Blvd., Suite 100
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Colleen Nicoulin, CNicoulin@r2ctpo.org; 386-226-0422 ext. 20417

Comments may also be submitted via the following form:

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COVID-19 Information 

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 Jason McGuirk has officially directed the TPO staff to begin implementing the following activities to limit face-to-face meetings and events as follows:

  • the TPO office remains closed to walk-in visitors; however, we’re open for all meetings, appointments and other activities following guidance for social gatherings
  • all visitors to the TPO offices are required to wear masks at all times
  • TPO staff is maintaining an office presence during regular business hours
  • TPO board and committee meetings continue to require a quorum be physically present. All other participants are being asked to attend TPO meetings remotely
  • All Microsoft Teams information is posted on the TPO website at R2CTPO.org
  • As social restrictions are lifted, the TPO is monitoring the scheduling of public events, helmet fittings, in-person presentations, etc. to identify opportunities for resuming public outreach and safety awareness activities

TPO Committee & Board Update

These measures will impact our typical community outreach and engagement activities. Staff contact information is available here: https://www.r2ctpo.org/about/staff/.

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 (www.CDC.gov) and the Florida Department of Health website (http://www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/COVID-19/).

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.

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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 Pblankenship@r2ctpo.org
  • 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.

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Monday on the Move is Here!

Check out the TPO’s first Monday on the Move Video – Where we ask the questions you want the answers to. In this video, Dr. Jason Aufdenberg tells viewers what it is like to live without a car in today’s world including how he manages when it rains!
Check it out on the TPO’s YouTube page at Monday on the Move – Living Without a Car – YouTube.


Virtual Meeting Platform Change to
Microsoft Teams is Coming in May

Beginning in May, the River to Sea TPO will be switching from the Go To Meeting virtual platform to the Microsoft Teams platform for its meetings. The Teams platform has more ADA accessibility features including screen reader compatibility and closed captioning. It is also a more cost effective option. The features that Teams offers are similar to Go To Meeting and we expect the transition to be seamless.


TPO Board and Committee Meetings

Meeting:  Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) & Technical Coordinating Committee (TCC) Meetings
Date: 05-18-21
Time: 1:15 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. respectively
Agenda: 05-18-2021 CAC-TCC Agenda

*Please note that a physical quorum is required for each meeting.  All others are asked to attend remotely.

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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:
Pblankenship@r2ctpo.org
386-226-0422 ext. 20416

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

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