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SouthShore Transit Circulator Study (2014)

The SouthShore Circulator Study is a joint effort with the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Hillsborough Area Transit Authority (HART).  The study will look at the demand and feasibility of transit improvements in the South Shore area. The SouthShore area is the fastest growing portion of the county with even more potential…

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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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Tri County Access Plan (2014)

Tri-County Access Plan (TCAP), the name chosen by the public during previous outreach activities. The TCAP was developed and adopted in 2007 by the Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 to meet the criteria outlined in the SAFETEA-LU legislation regarding Job…

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Community Transportation Coordinator Evaluation

It is the purpose of the annual evaluation to ensure that the most cost-effective, efficient, and appropriate transportation services are provided to the entire transportation disadvantaged population of Hillsborough County. The Hillsborough County MPO’s Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is tasked with the annual evaluation of the services provided by Hillsborough County’s Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) operator…

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Peer Cities Best Practices: Private Involvement in Transfer/Intermodal Centers and in Transit Information Systems (2012)

This technical memorandum summarizes a project undertaken by Gannett Fleming, Inc., under contract with the Hillsborough County MPO, on behalf of the MPO’s planning partner, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). HART requested that the MPO and its consultant investigate opportunities for private investments in transit centers, park and ride facilities, intermodal centers, and…

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Transit Concept for 2050 (2007)

Hillsborough County is projected to grow by 400,000 people over the next 20 years and will likely double in population by 2050. How the community will handle this growth is an important question on the minds of citizens, civic leaders and government officials. Where will new residents live and work? How will they get to…

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Tampa Downtown Circulator Study (2007)

The purpose of this study is to increase efficiency of the downtown circulator. As new development and activities occur, changes to existing service and additional service will be needed to provide mobility options for people living, working, and visiting Downtown Tampa. The task will assess the immediate need for service changes (2008) and the additional…

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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…

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Plant City Multimodal District Study (2007)

The members of the City of Plant City and its community have expressed interest in providing friendly conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile changes in  Florida Statute have required the City of Plant City to implement a proportionate “fair share” ordinance and clearly demonstrate the financial feasibility of the Capital Improvement Element (CIE) within…

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Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan

The inability to travel often leads to isolation, withdrawal from society and neglect of medical needs. The Hillsborough County Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) addresses the needs of elderly, disabled, and/or economically disadvantaged people in Hillsborough County. Also see The Ride Guide. Current 2021 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (Minor Update)  Archived 2020-2025 Transportation Disadvantaged Service…

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Regional Transit Action Plan (2005)

The purpose of this Action Plan is to recommend specific steps that advance the regional transit recommendations of the West Central Florida (WCF) 2025 Long Range  Transportation Plan (LRTP). While the LRTP identifies where regional transit routes and service will be provided, it does not provide guidance on how the region can develop and operate…

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Westshore Mobility Strategy (2007)

Transportation improvements are critical within the Westshore Business District. As growth continues to increase with the introduction of new development to the area, issues related to mobility need to be addressed. As such, the development of a plan will work to foster a viable transportation system to support the anticipated area wide growth. The Westshore Mobility Strategy Action Plan,…

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Westshore Area Circulator Study (2012)

The Westshore Circulator Study was conducted by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in partnership with the Westshore Alliance and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of transit circulator service (local loop bus service) within the Greater Westshore Area. At the geographic center…

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University Area Transit Study (2013)

Would you like more and better public transit options for getting around the University of South Florida Area? Which destinations need better transit service? Who will use the service? How could it be funded? This study explores these and other questions related to a better system of using transit to circulate around the USF area….

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Westshore Multimodal Center Location Study (2012)

The study for the Westshore Multimodal Location Study is a collaborative effort of the Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, (FDOT), the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), the City of Tampa, and the Westshore Alliance. Representatives from each of these organizations serve on a management team that has provided direction…

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