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Livable Roadway Guidelines (2006)

This document is an update and consolidation of two documents: Livable Roadways: Proposals for Roadway Appearance and Function and Guidelines for Landscaping Hillsborough County Roadways. In the late 1980’s the Planning Commission included policies and guidelines for establishing and protecting a system of scenic corridors in the comprehensive plans for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. In response to…

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Lane Operations Study

Faced with the challenges of worsening congestion and limited funding, the MPO’s  Crash Mitigation/Congestion Management Process is focused around three goals: Improving reliability – Congestion cannot be eliminated, but making our roads less unpredictable reduces negative impact on the economy and quality of life. Shifting trips to non-single-occupancy modes – This goal is to improve system-wide efficiency…

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Paying for the Plan

The “cost affordable” 2035 Plan is financially balanced, meaning that the estimated costs of future projects can be covered by  funding that will be available in the future. What Was Assumed in the 2035 Plan? A new funding source – in the form of a penny sales tax  – is a major assumption underlying the…

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Walk/Bike Plan for the City of Tampa (2016)

In 2009, the City updated its Comprehensive Plan to encourage growth within the City’s three core “Business Centers” (Downtown, Westshore, and USF), along major transit corridors, and within designated “Mixed-Use Corridors and Villages.” In order to serve the mobility needs of existing and future residents and businesses, it is necessary to narrow down past transportation…

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Tampa Bypass Canal Trail Feasibility Study (2013)

The proposed concept consists of a multi-use trail running along the west side of the Tampa Bypass Canal. The vision is to connect the Flatwoods Park in New Tampa through Wilderness and Trout Creek Parks and run south to the McKay Bay Trail, the Selmon Greenway and the South County Trail. This 17-mile multi-use trail…

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FDOT Five-Year Draft Work Program

District Seven of the Florida Department of Transportation develops a five-year program of projects for the five-county area that includes Hillsborough County. DRAFT FDOT Tentative Work Program FYs 2014 – 2018 (as of 11-28-2012) Included is a report showing federal funding obligated to specific projects in Hillsborough County for the latest fiscal year ending in…

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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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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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Hillsborough County Water Ferry Feasibility Study (2011 & 2012)

In  keeping  pace  with  community  desires  and  the  ever-expanding transportation needs of the Tampa Bay region and in cooperation with  Hillsborough  County,  the  Hillsborough  Metropolitan  Planning Organization (MPO) studied potential water ferry connections in Tampa Bay. The  objective was  to  evaluate  the  feasibility  of  waterborne passenger service as a viable travel alternative and a part…

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