Residents Encouraged to Take Transportation Survey

Here’s your chance to tell the City of Palm Coast what your thoughts are about local transportation.

Palm Coast, FL – May 7, 2014 – Here’s your chance to tell the City of Palm Coast what your thoughts are about local transportation. The River to Sea Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), which is being expanded to include Palm Coast, is seeking input from residents of Palm Coast as it plans transportation improvements for the Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) that includes Volusia County and portions of Flagler County.

The TPO has launched a “Tell the TPO” campaign to survey people who live or work in Volusia and/or Flagler counties, as well as visitors.

The survey can be accessed on the City’s website at

The survey asks consumers a variety of questions on their transportation habits, including pedestrian, bicycle, vehicles and public transportation, as well as transportation spending, satisfaction with transportation facilities.

All responses received by July 23, 2014, will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win $250. (The drawing is optional; survey responses can be submitted anonymously.)

"This survey will help us understand our citizens’ transportation wants and needs as we prepare a long-range plan,” said Palm Coast Vice Mayor Jason DeLorenzo, who serves as Palm Coast’s representative on the TPO. “I encourage everyone to complete the survey.”

The City of Palm Coast is planning to join the River to Sea TPO as the boundaries of the Metropolitan Planning Area were expanded recently as required by federal law.

Joining the TPO means that Palm Coast will become a member of a regional organization charged with long-term planning for transportation facilities in the TPO planning area. The City would have the opportunity to work on transportation issues that will have a regional significance and be able to advance transportation issues at the regional level.

The Palm Coast City Council previously voted to approve an expansion of the TPO boundaries which included Palm Coast. In the next month or two, the City Council will vote on an interlocal agreement that would formally include the City of Palm Coast as a voting member of the TPO.

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