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Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study

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Public Involvement

Public Involvement
Public involvement is a very important part of the Sarasota/Manatee Barrier Islands Traffic Study because success of any transportation action depends on a successful public outreach effort. FDOT is interested in your ideas, suggestions, and knowledge of the study area, and wants to provide study information in ways that are informative, easy to understand and use, and easily accessible. FDOT will share information on this website, distribute study newsletters and fact sheets, attend local events and make presentations to small groups, organizations, and local governments. Your feedback will help to identify issues of concern and develop potential solutions within the study area.

Steering Committee Meetings – A steering committee will be formed that includes local representatives from all of the areas on the island. There will be several steering committee meetings.
Once these meetings have been held and public input has been received, the study team will further refine alternatives and develop a plan to program a range of project recommendations. Local stakeholders will be key in the implementation of project improvements. These stakeholders include Sarasota County, Manatee County, the City of Bradenton, the City of Sarasota, the City of Anna Maria, the City of Bradenton Beach, the City of Holmes Beach and the Town of Longboat Key. Specific meeting dates and times will be posted to this site in advance, as the study continues. 

Technical Working Group Meetings - The Committee was recommended by Commissioner Jack Daly and is made up of designated technical staff from each local government. The goal was to use a small group to provide a more concentrated focus to the study by utilizing local technical expertise to further evaluate the proposed recommendations.

Interested parties may request a presentation to their group or organization by clicking on Contact Us.

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