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Walk of Silence – Alexis Miranda

On October 6, 2017, a group of over 50 family members, friends, and advocates for Vision Zero took to the streets in honor of Alexis Miranda who died one-year prior on her walk to Chamberlain High School. Those who participated in this “Walk of Silence” were asked to remain silent, wear white shoes, and carry…

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Vision Zero Quarterly Report

An important component of the Vision Zero Action Plan is tracking progress toward implementing strategies and ultimately shifting the severe and fatal crash trends down to zero. The first quarterly report highlights some of the work underway in each of the four action tracks, work that is being done by all of the partners in…

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Bruce B. Downs HOV Study (2014)

Many of the most congested roadways in Hillsborough County are on arterials lined with destinations attractive to people living and working in the area.  Creative ways of using the existing roadway to move people more effectively was the motivation for the  MPO’s Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process Lane Operations Study.  One of the recommendations out of…

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Columbus Drive Redesign (2015)

The City of Tampa, Hillsborough County, and the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) are studying Columbus Drive and 17th/18th/19th Avenue, currently a one-way pair through Ybor City and East Tampa, for their ability to meet the needs of users.  In identifying a recommended configuration of these corridors, the study will look specifically into returning…

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Bicycle Safety Action Plan (2011)

Winner of the 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Award! The Tampa Bay Area is recognized as one of the most hazardous places in the country to bicycle with a total of 12 fatalities in just one year. Hillsborough County’s fatality rate is over twice the national average. In light of these facts and at the urging…

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East Hillsborough Avenue Corridor Study (2013)

East Hillsborough Avenue, roughly from Interstate 275 to east of 50th Street, was identified through the Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process studies as an important multimodal corridor with persistent safety and mobility issues. East Hillsborough Avenue is an essential roadway for residents to access jobs, businesses, churches, and schools, as well as for commuters and delivery trucks traveling along the corridor. …

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MPO Commitment to Nondiscrimination & Other Requirements

Nondiscrimination The MPO does not discriminate in any of its programs or services. Public participation is solicited by the MPO without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status. To learn more about our commitment to nondiscrimination and diversity, contact our Title VI/Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Joshua Barber, at (813) 273-3774 x313…

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Congestion & Crash Mitigation

The Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process is designed to assist the local jurisdictions and transportation agencies with implementing projects and programs that have the most impact on the reliability, safety, and efficiency of moving people and goods around and through Hillsborough County, improving the overall quality of life. Current Projects & Drafts For projects currently under…

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Congestion & Crash Reduction & Intelligent Transportation Systems

Interests Be Involved Technical Advisory Committee Intelligent Transportation Systems Documents Interests Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process A Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process (CM/CMP) is a systematic approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on transportation system performance and recommends alternative strategies that meet state and local needs.  In light of funding constraints, environmental impacts, and…

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Intelligent Transportation System Master Plan Update (2013)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan was first published and adopted in 2005. The ITS Master Plan has not been updated to reflect changes in the ITS program, technology, inventory of systems and infrastructure, ITS architecture, and current transportation, mobility and safety challenges and issues along existing and planned…

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