The CFRPC is the designated official planning agency for the Transportation Disadvantaged Program in Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee counties and operates at the local level to provide staff to the Local Coordinating Board, procures and recommends a Community Transportation Coordinator to the Commission, and coordinates and conducts transportation planning at the local level.
The HRMP is designed to be a comprehensive multi-jurisdictional planning effort that identifies goals and objectives to serve as the guide for the development and evaluation of mobility options for the region. The HRMP includes an extensive regional mobility needs assessment and public participation plan; outlines a strategic approach to meeting the mobility needs of the area; provides a sound business foundation for the resulting mobility program; and includes a finance and implementation plan, while addressing the mobility needs of the Heartland area especially within an economic development and land use framework. CFRPC staffs the ongoing Heartland Rural Mobility project in cooperation with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District One.
The Heartland Regional Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) coordinates transportation plans for the Heartland region including the six counties of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee and the urbanized area of Highlands County including the cities of Sebring and Avon Park. Our organization provides the forum for local elected officials, their staff, and industry experts, and the public to work together to improve transportation in the Heartland Region.