About the CRTPA

The Capital Region Transportation Planning Agency (CRTPA) (formerly known as the Tallahassee-Leon County MPO) is the region's metropolitan planning organization (MPO).  As such, the CRTPA is responsible for coordinating transportation planning within Florida's Capital Region.  The CRTPA includes all of Leon County along with urbanized portions of Gadsden and Wakulla counties (click here to view a map of the CRTPA's boundary).  The CRTPA is comprised of elected representatives from Leon County, Gadsden County, Wakulla County, the City of Tallahassee, the Town of Havana, the City of Midway, and the City of Quincy, as well as a representative from the Leon County School Board (click here for more information)

On November 19, 2007, the Board voted to expand the CRTPA to add Jefferson County and include all of Gadsden and Wakulla counties. An apportionment plan to reflect this expansion is currently under development.

The CRTPA's mission and vision statements were adopted on November 19, 2007:

 

Mission Statement

"The mission of the CRTPA is to act as the principal forum for collective transportation policy discussions that results in the development a long range transportation plan which creates an integrated regional multimodal transportation network that supports sustainable development patterns and promotes economic growth."

 

Vision Statement

"Create an integrated regional multimodal transportation network that provides the most options for moving people and goods economically, effectively and safely while protecting the environment, promoting economic development and maintaining a high quality of life with sustainable development patterns."

The City of Tallahassee is the central city within the CRTPA and has a population of approximately 174,000.  Based upon the CRTPA's decision in October 2003 to expand and include portions of Gadsden and Wakulla County within the CRTPA's planning area boundary, the population within the CRTPA's planning area increased from 239,452 to 280,864 (Year 2000 US Census).  The Capital Region of Florida is home to Florida's State Capitol, three institutions of higher education (The Florida State University, Florida Agricultural & Mechnical University and Tallahassee Community College), and numerous natural and cultural resources.

The following links provide more information regarding Florida's Capital Region:

                             

                                                                              

     Downtown Tallahassee             Downtown Tallahassee                   Tallahassee Aerial                     Miccosukee Road

     

                                                                 

Kleman Plaza, Tallahassee                 Downtown Quincy                     Florida State University          Florida A & M University

 

                                                

    Lake Ella, Tallahassee           San Luis Mission, Tallahassee        Brokaw-McDougall House, Tall.
 

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