Regional Connections


As metropolitan regions continued to expand throughout the second half of the 20th century their boundaries began to blur, creating a new scale of geography now known as the megaregion. Interlocking economic systems, shared natural resources and ecosystems, and common transportation systems link these population centers together. As continued population growth and low density settlement patterns place increasing pressure on these systems, there is greater impetus to coordinate policy at this expanded scale.

The Hillsborough MPO will continue to participate in plans to bring the Tampa Bay region closer together.

US Megaregions with Areas of Influence

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Pasco to Hillsborough – USF – New Tampa – Wesley Chapel Corridor

Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Final Transit Assessment Report (2010)

Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA)

Master Plan Vision TBARTA Adopted Long Term & Mid Term Master Plan Maps Priority Projects

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West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee

2035 Regional Plan

One Bay – A Shared Regional Vision for Tampa Bay