2021 Smart Cities Mobility Plan

smart city graphic showing a city with connection lines and icons for various technical applications

Plan overview

A final version of the Smart Cities Mobility Plan is now available! The Smart Cities Study Survey is also complete and the results are included in the Plan.

Smart Cities technologies can help create a system that is safe, comfortable and convenient for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders & automobile drivers.

Existing & cutting-edge technologies like navigation apps, real-time traffic management, smart street lights & many others can solve real-world problems by providing information to travelers, improving communication among road users, planning trips, and facilitating payments. 
The purpose of Hillsborough TPO’s forthcoming Smart Cities Mobility Plan is to identify & understand these technologies so they can be used to solve the problems facing our residents. This plan is an update to the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Master Plan which was last updated in 2013.

Read recommendations from the Smart Cities Study!

What does the plan include?

Global smart city platform market

Phase 1

Identification of current and emerging technologies

Phase 2

Current technology GIS Mapping

Phase 3

Production of technology factsheets for public distribution

Phase 4

Production of Smart Cities prioritization matrix

Phase 5

Seek comment and feedback on the DRAFT Smart Cities Mobility Plan

Public engagement

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Community Involvement

Great American Teach-in

Great American Teach-in

Staff participated in the Great American Teach-In on November 19, 2020 as part of the community outreach effort for the Smart Cities Plan. Due to the health pandemic, classes were held virtually. Staff presented to 16 classes at Tampa Bay Tech, sharing information on Smart City Technologies and how they can improve quality of life for residents and commuters. Students also shared their feedback via a survey on their preference and concerns about the various technologies currently used.


Project Plans & Studies

Project Scope

Supporting Documents

Past Presentations & Events

Smart Cities Master Plan was presented to the Policy committee on Aug 11, 2021

The Plan will be circulated through TPO Advisory Committees in April and will be presented to the board for adoption in May

Staff hosted a webinar to explain the concept of making a city smarter and some of the benefits & limitations associated with emergent technology deployments. Click this link to view the webinar: Info BBQ – Smart Cities July 22 2021

Staff presented a status update to both the Intelligent Transportation Systems & Policy Committees to receive feedback on the work accomplished thus far. Click this link to view the PowerPoint slides: Smart Cities Plan Update


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Johnny Wong


Johnny Wong, PhD

Executive Planner