Welcome to the River to Sea TPO!
The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is the duly designated and constituted body responsible for carrying out the urban transportation planning and programming process for designated Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The TPO’s Metropolitan Planning Area map below includes all of Volusia County and the developed areas of eastern Flagler County including Beverly Beach and Flagler Beach as well as portions of the cities of Palm Coast and Bunnell (see map below).
The River to Sea TPO Board consists of elected officials from the member local governments. These dedicated individuals are responsible for working together to improve the safety and efficiency of the transportation system in the area served by the TPO. All modes and concerns are addressed including: transportation issues and services for the transportation disadvantaged, public transportation, roadways, bridges, and bicycle and pedestrian facilities.
The TPO serves as the primary forum within which member local governments and citizens voice concerns, identify priorities and plan for transportation improvements for all modes of transportation – roadway, public transit and bicycle and pedestrian facilities. Seaports and airports are also considered in the TPO activities, and detailed planning for these modes is typically handled by their respective authorities.
The responsibility of the River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) is to manage a “3-C” planning process (continuing, cooperative and comprehensive planning) that results in the development of transportation plans and programs. The TPO provides a forum for cooperative decision-making by officials of affected local governmental entities with input from citizens and stakeholder groups. These plans serve as the framework for making transportation investment decisions in Volusia and Flagler Counties. Public participation is a key component of transportation planning and one of the core functions of the River to Sea TPO. Meaningful and effective public involvement brings a diverse set of views into the discussion and improves decision-making by generating ideas for how the transportation system may be improved.
The River to Sea Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) map: