October 2019 – The Hillsborough MPO’s Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) was recognized as the CTD Planning Agency of the Year at the Florida Public Transportation Association’s and Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged’s (CTD) annual conference held September 15-18 in Orlando. The board received the award based on excellence in training, planner participation, timeliness, inclusiveness in planning efforts and involvement in the Transportation Disadvantaged (TD) community. They received recognition for promoting inclusiveness and supporting the needs of the transportation disadvantaged, which include persons with disabilities, seniors, low income and children at risk. Some of the highlighted efforts included holding forums with social service agencies, participation in the annual TD training, travel to the TD Legislation Day in Tallahassee, providing grant deliverables and quarterly reports, outreach, and inclusion of TD items on the MPO Board agenda.
The MPO is grateful for the opportunity to provide continued outreach and support to the TD community.