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West Central Florida’s 2025 Regional Transit Needs Assessment (2005)

This study identifies potential benefits to the economy of expanding public transit in the West Central Florida region. The West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) includes a range of bus, bus rapid transit (BRT), and light rail services and facilities in its 2025 Regional Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment. This analysis estimates…


Let your voice be heard on the County’s future economic development

Hillsborough County Commissioners are seeking feedback from the public on recommendations they recently received from their Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee (EPSC) on how the government can help improve the local economy. Let your voice be heard on County’s 30 proposed economic prosperity recommendations. The recommendations, background information and an online survey is on the County’s…


Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee issues recommendations

The Hillsborough County Commission created the Economic Prosperity Stakeholder Committee in March 2012. With their mission to examine the County’s regulatory structure, their ultimate recommendations are intended to ease the burden and cost of regulatory oversight on economic development while maintaining the County’s commitment to quality of life and responsible environmental stewardship. Chaired by Commissioner…


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,…


2035 Plan News

Post Referendum Analysis Following the November 2010  referendum in which voters rejected a tax for a wide array of transportation improvements, the MPO decided to revisit the long range plan and explore why people voted the way they did.  A county-wide penny sales tax was assumed in the 2035 Plan as the way to pay for…

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