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Annual Operating Report

The Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) submits an Annual Operating Report of operational statistics to the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) for the previous state fiscal year, every year, by September 15th. These operational statistics include system type, trip information, vehicle information, employee information, revenues, and expenses for both the CTC and any coordinating contractors….

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Plant City Transit Study (2021)

Project Overview The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is collaborating with the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and the City of Plant City to create a Transit Plan for the City of Plant City. This project will focus on the feasibility of re-initiating transit service from Tampa to Plant City through a travel market analysis….

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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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USF Campus Autonomous Transit Feasibility Study (2019)

USF Autonomous Transit Feasibility Study Final Report Recognizing the interest in autonomous and connected technology as a mobility tool, the MPO sponsored an exploratory, feasibility study for a transit circulator on the University of South Florida (USF) campus using automated vehicle/connected vehicle technology.  The study was conducted by USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research. Enormous…

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Northwest Hillsborough Transit Study (2018)

The Northwest Hillsborough Transit study was a joint study by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).  The study  evaluated the current and planned transit in the area west of the Veteran’s Expressway, and developed a plan for transit improvements.  The study looked at different types of transit…

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The Ride Guide (2020)

The local coordinating boards (LCB) operating in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties guide and coordinate transportation services with the goal of improving quality of life for those who are transportation disadvantaged, including the following: children who are at high risk the elderly those who have a physical or mental disability the economically disadvantaged In addition,…

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Express Bus in the Tampa Bay Express Lanes (TBX) (2014)

If you’ve ever wished for a helicopter to fly you over traffic snarls to your destination, the idea of a limited-stop express bus running in speed-controlled interstate toll lanes may appeal to you.  The Hillsborough MPO has partnered with FDOT District 7 to study how this big idea could work in the I-275 and I-4…

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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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Community Transportation Coordinator Evaluation (Annual)

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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Bus Rapid Transit Presentation to Livable Roadways Committee (2012)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transitways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer convenience. BRT uses a combination of advanced technologies, infrastructure and operational investments that…

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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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