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Health Impact Assessment of LRTP Complete Street Projects

Project Background and Overview The Hillsborough TPO passed a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Resolution in 2019 and has since made strides to integrate health concerns and priorities into all area of the transportation planning process, with the recognition that transportation does more than just move us around; transportation is a critical factor that influences people’s health…

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Potential Best Practices for Environmentally Friendly Noise Walls

A byproduct of increasing urban populations and highway driving, traffic related noise creates a burden on communities that border major roadways. Community members in these neighborhoods are also affected by vehicle emissions and other traffic-related pollutants. To reduce noise levels, noise walls are typically recognized as the most effective method by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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University of South Florida to Green ARTery Trail Study (2022)

Based on interviews with partner agencies and community groups and a survey of existing conditions in the study area, two alternatives are proposed to connect the Green ARTery Trail to the USF area shown in the graphics below.  These alternatives have been scored based on their ability to improve safety and meet the goals of…

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2021 Smart Cities Mobility Plan

Plan overview A final version of the Smart Cities Mobility Plan is now available! The Smart Cities Study Survey is also complete and the results are included in the Plan. Smart Cities technologies can help create a system that is safe, comfortable and convenient for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders & automobile drivers. Existing & cutting-edge…

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments

Current TIP Proposed Amendments TIP Mapping Tool Appendices Archives Additional Resources What is the TIP? The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a five-year plan for Hillsborough County that helps bring maximum, positive impact to YOU, the community. The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) develops it for the purposes of evaluating and prioritizing transportation projects proposed…

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Plan Hillsborough continues to work remotely

April 2020 – In response to Hillsborough County’s guidance over COVID-19 public health concerns, Plan Hillsborough pivoted to a completely remote work schedule on March 17 to protect the health and safety of citizens and staff. The agency was able to adapt so quickly thanks to an already established remote work policy, further modified for…

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Temple Terrace Low-Speed Electric Vehicle/Golf Cart Crossing Study

Temple Terrace’s existing network of local roadways already allow golf carts to operate according to the City’s guidelines. However, the City is divided by two major state roads, 56th St. and Fowler Ave. Therefore, the study focused on crossing these two major thoroughfares to allow all residents to have access to the golf course Temple…

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SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation (2018)

In 2014, the MPO conducted the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study that developed transit priorities for the SouthShore area. Since then, HART has undergone an overhaul of their transit system known as Mission MAX, which decreased service in the SouthShore area. HART has requested that the MPO reevaluate the previous study and update based on the…

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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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Tampa School Safety Study

Project Overview Photo of Tampa Mayor Jane Castor’s inaugural “Crosswalk to Classrooms” unveiled at a press conference to announce the City’s commitment to Vision Zero during the National Safe Routes to Schools Conference. Crosswalk is located at Rampello Magnet School.  Full scope Tampa School Transportation Safety Study scope outlines strategies for a school safety study…

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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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TPO Board and Committee Agendas

Agendas are normally posted one week before meetings. Select a date below to obtain the meeting agenda materials in PDF format or view the full TPO calendar:   TPO = Transportation Planning Organization Board CAC = Citizens Advisory Committee TAC = Technical Advisory Committee Policy = Transportation Planning Organization Policy Committee BPAC = Bicycle Pedestrian…

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Transportation Level of Service Report

In coordination with the Hillsborough County Development Services Department, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the 2014 Level of Service Report.  The report includes highway level of service for regulated roads within Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County 2020 Level of Service Report (posted July 2, 2020) City of Tampa 2015 Level of Service Report (posted…

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Transportation Acronym Glossary (TAG)

The Transportation Acronym Glossary is a list of acronyms and other common transportation-related terms. Accessibility The opportunity to reach a given end use within a certain time frame, or without being impeded by physical, social or economic barriers. Enhancing mobility is one way of improving access. ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Federal…

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