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Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report

NEW FOR YOU!!! Proposed amendments to the TPO’s Public Participation Plan (PPP)! View them now and let us know what you think: 2022 Proposed Amendments to the PPP The Public Participation Plan 45-Day Public Comment Period is open until the TPO Board meeting on August 10, 2022. Adopted by the TPO Board in May 2022, the PPP Measures…

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Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) sets out the transportation planning activities and products to be developed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization and other transportation planning agencies for the current and next fiscal year. MPO planning functions are paid for in large part through federal grants for transportation planning. So are some Florida Department of…

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Downtown Transit Assets & Opportunities Study (2014)

Tampa’s urban core, including Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, are: The hub of commerce, culture & government for the Tampa Bay region Increasingly, a place where people are choosing to work, live & play The center of our existing transit network Crisscrossed by bus & freight rail lines. Future plans call for the introduction of…

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Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Transit Assessment (2010)

This study assesses the feasibility of integrating enhanced, high capacity transit service, either Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), into the proposed Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (C.R. 581) six or eight-lane alignment and typical section. The focus is on an assessment of either LRT or BRT in an exclusive transitway. Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Final…

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Federal Government Certifies MPO (2013)

Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit  Administration (FTA) certify that the Hillsborough County MPO has satisfied all planning requirements as defined in Federal laws and regulation. This is based on an in-depth review, site visit and feedback from the public.  The certification also gives FHWA and FTA the opportunity to…

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Policy Committee

The MPO Policy Committee meets monthly, usually on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.  All meetings are open to the public and begin an opportunity for public comment. It consists of at least five members of the MPO who act as a sounding board for issues that will be brought to the MPO…

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Safety & Security

In preparation of the 2035 Plan Update, in 2009 the MPO hosted a Safety, Security and Emergency Management Workshop. Safety and security are key components of federal transportation legislation. Hillsborough County’s Emergency Management, Public Works, Hazard Mitigation, Sunshine Line and Sheriff’s offices were joined by the Florida Department of Transportation, Port, Aviation and Expressway Authorities…

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Go Green

One of the most significant positive effects a family can have on the environment is to carpool or use public transportation instead of driving alone. Public transportation is the responsible environmental choice. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weather-proofing one’s home, and replacing a refrigerator. Increased…

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Regional Connections

Megaregions As metropolitan regions continued to expand throughout the second half of the 20th century their boundaries began to blur, creating a new scale of geography now known as the megaregion. Interlocking economic systems, shared natural resources and ecosystems, and common transportation systems link these population centers together. As continued population growth and low density…

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Rail & Bus

The 2035 Plan includes a light rail system integrated with a bus system that is more frequent and goes more places than it does today.  Both would be supported by a penny sales tax that must be approved by Hillsborough County voters.

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Growth & Jobs

More JOBS. 47,500 An efficient transportation system is an economic engine and a job creator. Not only does transit attract new employers to our region – building it also creates jobs! According to the American Public Transportation Association, for every billion dollars invested in public transportation, 47,500 jobs are supported, including construction, operations and maintenance,…

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West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee

Regional Transportation Planning Florida’s transportation challenge lies in finding innovative ways to get people where they want to go – easily, efficiently, economically, and with concern for our region’s fragile and unique environment. For many Florida communities, this task has become particularly challenging because of the dramatic growth in population and tourism during the last…

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Get Involved in Transportation

We Value Your Opinion Can we share rides to work in a carpool or vanpool?  Can we live close enough to our jobs to walk or ride a bike to work?  Do we invest in rail transit?  We need your help in deciding  what’s important. We want to hear from you.  Learn more from this…

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Citizens Advisory Committee

The TPO’s CAC provides information and expresses overall community values and needs in the transportation planning process.  It evaluates and proposes solutions from a citizen’s perspective, and furnishes knowledge gained through the CAC back to local groups. The CAC consists of citizen volunteers.  They represent a broad spectrum of social and economic backgrounds.  Members are…

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Lane Operations Study

Faced with the challenges of worsening congestion and limited funding, the MPO’s  Crash Mitigation/Congestion Management Process is focused around three goals: Improving reliability – Congestion cannot be eliminated, but making our roads less unpredictable reduces negative impact on the economy and quality of life. Shifting trips to non-single-occupancy modes – This goal is to improve system-wide efficiency…

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