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Published
March 13, 2024

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March 13, 2024

The Transportation Planning Organization’s (TPO) Livable Roadways Committee (LRC) and Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) both have several positions vacant. We hope you’ll be able to help us recruit through your organization to fill primary member and alternate slots. You can help by applying and forwarding the information to your e-lists, newsletters, interested friends, or civic groups. These positions will remain vacant until filled.  

For the LRC, the open seats represent county neighborhoods and the following organizations: the American Planning Association; American Society of Landscape Architects; Urban Land Institute; Institute of Transportation Engineers; Congress for New Urbanism; and the American Institute of Architects. The committee typically meets on the third Wednesday of the month from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. The meetings are in person on the 18th floor of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL. Virtual attendance can be considered on a case-by-case and meeting-by-meeting basis. 

For the TDCB, the seats being recruited are a representative of the Transporation Disadvantaged system and Citizen advocate and an alternate for a person with a disability who will represent Hillsborough County citizens with disabilities. The board typically meets every other month on the fourth Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The meetings are in person on the 18th floor of the County Center, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, FL. Virtual attendance can be considered on a case-by-case and meeting-by-meeting basis. 

The application may be filled out online: TPO Membership Form – Plan Hillsborough. If you have any questions regarding the LRC, contact the committee liaison, Lisa Silva at [email protected] or 813-665-1329.  Those interested in serving on the TDCB may fill out the application using the link noted or contact the committee liaison, Wally Gallart, at [email protected] or 813-210-9310. We look forward to hearing from you! 

About the Livable Roadways Committee (LRC)

The LRC is an interdisciplinary group of volunteers from the public and private sectors who represent local governments, government agencies, companies, citizen groups, and professional organizations. The committee strives to create a transportation system that balances design and aesthetics with issues of roadway safety and function. It reviews transportation and roadway plans and policies, making recommendations for improvement. The committee discusses topics related to transit, pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure, roadway design, safety, and function. Focused on streetscape beautification, site and building design, landscape, environmental protection, preservation, and signage, the committee is committed to considering all modes of transportation in the recommendations it makes.

About the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB)

Chaired by a TPO member, the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is composed of 18 members representing agencies and boards, citizens, and a representative from the private transportation industry. A sampling of the agencies represented includes Blind Services, Children and Families, Elder Affairs, public schools, and Veteran’s Affairs, among others. The TDCB guides and coordinates local transportation services with the goal of improving the quality of life for the elderly, those who have physical or mental disabilities, children at risk, and the economically disadvantaged. The TDCB advises, oversees, and works alongside the Community Transporation Coordinator (CTC) on local Transportation Disadvantaged issues and Program oversight.