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August 2019 Update


Public Invited to Learn, Give Input at
M-CORES Task Force Meetings


The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is pleased to announce the first public meeting for the Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M‑CORES) task forces Tuesday, August 27, beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Tampa. This meeting is free and open to the public.

What: M‑CORES Plenary Session and Task Force Meetings

Who: Florida Department of Transportation, task force chairs and task force members for the Suncoast Connector, Northern Turnpike Connector and Southwest-Central Florida Connector

Where: Tampa Convention Center, 333 South Franklin Street, Tampa, FL 33602

When: August 27, 2019

8:00 a.m. Registration begins

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Plenary session

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Break

12:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. Task force meetings

4:45 p.m. Public comment period begins

This meeting will offer many opportunities for public input. At the meeting, you may make a comment:

  • In writing or digitally at a comment station
  • Verbally to an on-site court reporter
  • Publicly during the scheduled public comment period

Whether or not you attend the meeting, you may also submit a comment at any time:


What is M-CORES?


The Multi-use Corridors of Regional Economic Significance (M‑CORES) program was established within the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) through new legislation (Chapter 2019-43, Laws of Florida). The overall objective of the program is to advance three regional corridors that can accommodate multiple modes of transportation and various types of infrastructure, such as communication, energy and water. The three regional corridors are:

  • Suncoast Connector (Citrus, Dixie, Gilchrist, Jefferson, Lafayette, Levy, Madison and Taylor Counties)
  • Northern Turnpike Connector (Citrus, Levy, Marion and Sumter Counties)
  • Southwest-Central Florida Connector (Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands, Lee and Polk Counties)

A task force has been established for each M‑CORES study area to provide a local, regional and statewide perspective and collaboration on this initiative. The membership, as defined by law, includes representatives from state, regional and local governments; communities; and environmental organizations.

The M‑CORES program is intended to encourage job creation, revitalize rural communities, and provide regional connectivity using technology at every opportunity, enhancing the quality of life and improving public safety, while protecting the environment and natural resources.

For more information, visit FloridaMCORES.com.

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