After 18 months of preparation including extensive Imagine 2040 citizen input, the 2040 Transportation Plan draft is ready for your inspection. Twin plans reflecting two distinct 20-year funding scenarios are being presented for the public to comment on:
- The first scenario illustrates what can be afforded with existing funding sources – equaling $13.5 billion (in inflated dollars)
- The second looks at the addition of a one-cent sales tax – increasing funding to $22.5 billion
Reasonable funding sources to help meet our current and growing transportation needs may be included in the long range transportation plan. The public comment period runs through the Public Hearing to adopt the 2040 Transportation Plan to be held:
- Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
- Time: 5:30 p.m.
- Place: 2nd Floor, County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
At this hearing, the MPO is expected to adopt one financial scenario as the long range transportation plan for all of Hillsborough County. To remain eligible to spend state and federal dollars on transportation projects, an updated plan must be approved. The MPO encourages citizens to have their say at or before the MPO Board considers adoption of the Plan at the Public Hearing. If you are unable to attend the Public Hearing, please contact us before then with your comments, questions, suggestions, and concerns.
To make a comment or for more information, visit us online or contact Lisa Silva at 813.273.3774 x329. This public hearing will be broadcast live with closed-captioning on HTV or via webcast. Persons planning to attend the Public Hearing in need of special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require interpreter services (free of charge) should contact Michele Ogilvie, 813/273-3774 x317, at least 3 business days in advance.
The MPO does not discriminate in any of its programs or services. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, family or religious status. Learn more about our commitment to nondiscrimination