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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments

Draft TIP: FY2021-2025 On June 30, 2020 the Hillsborough MPO will hold a public hearing to adopt the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2020/2021-2024/2025.  Below is a link to the DRAFT TIP document to go into effect October 1. 2021. FY 2020/21 – 2024/25 TIP (Adopted June 30, 2020, Effective October 1, 2020)…

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Plan Hillsborough continues to work remotely

April 2020 – In response to Hillsborough County’s guidance over COVID-19 public health concerns, Plan Hillsborough pivoted to a completely remote work schedule on March 17 to protect the health and safety of citizens and staff. The agency was able to adapt so quickly thanks to an already established remote work policy, further modified for…

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Temple Terrace Low-Speed Electric Vehicle/Golf Cart Crossing Study

Temple Terrace’s existing network of local roadways already allow golf carts to operate according to the City’s guidelines. However, the City is divided by two major state roads, 56th St. and Fowler Ave. Therefore, the study focused on crossing these two major thoroughfares to allow all residents to have access to the golf course Temple…

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SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation (2018)

In 2014, the MPO conducted the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study that developed transit priorities for the SouthShore area. Since then, HART has undergone an overhaul of their transit system known as Mission MAX, which decreased service in the SouthShore area. HART has requested that the MPO reevaluate the previous study and update based on the…

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Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report

The 2020 Amendments to the Public Participation Plan and the Measures of Effectiveness Report are available and were adopted by the MPO Board on June 30, 2020. Public participation is integral to good transportation policies, programs and projects. Without meaningful public involvement, there is a risk of making poor decisions or decisions that have unintended negative consequences. More than an…

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MPO School Transportation Working Group (STWG)

2019 STWG succession plan July 17, 2018 Resource Document: Guide for Alternative Transportation Options MPO School Safety Study documents: Final_School Safety Study_Signed_092018 Hillsborough MPO School Safety Study Methodology V2-Dec 2017 PRESENTATION – MPO School Safety Study Top Ten Report School Admin Letter December 19 School Safety Study Scope MPO School Safety Study Screening Data- TOP TEN School…

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Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) sets out the transportation planning activities and products to be developed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization and other transportation planning agencies for the current and next fiscal year. MPO planning functions are paid for in large part through federal grants for transportation planning. So are some Florida Department of…

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MPO Board and Committee Agendas

Agendas are normally posted one week before meetings. Select a date below to obtain the meeting agenda materials in PDF format or view the full MPO calendar: Meetings of the West Central Florida MPO Chairs’ Coordinating Committee (CCC) and its advisory groups will be hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA). Please…

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Transportation Level of Service Report

In coordination with the Hillsborough County Development Services Department, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed the 2014 Level of Service Report.  The report includes highway level of service for regulated roads within Unincorporated Hillsborough County. Hillsborough County 2019 Level of Service Report (posted May 6, 2020) City of Tampa 2015 Level of Service Report (posted…

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Transportation Acronym Glossary (TAG)

The Transportation Acronym Glossary is a list of acronyms and other common transportation-related terms. Accessibility The opportunity to reach a given end use within a certain time frame, or without being impeded by physical, social or economic barriers. Enhancing mobility is one way of improving access. ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Federal…

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Dale Mabry Pedestrian Overpass Feasibility Study (2017)

The Hillsborough County MPO is conducting a feasibility study of various alternatives that will connect the existing section of the I-275 trail which currently terminates at Church Avenue along the north side of I-275, across Dale Mabry Highway, to a proposed trail alignment along the south side of I-275 starting at Himes Avenue. The approximate study…

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Walk a block in our shoes.

Want to make a difference? This is your opportunity to join the Vision Zero Coalition for our second of four workshops to develop the #VisionZero813 Action Plan. Walk side by side with county commissioners, city councilmen, law enforcement officials, business leaders, and executive directors as we take a first-hand look at traffic hazards and find…

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Northwest Hillsborough Transit Study (2018)

The Northwest Hillsborough Transit study was a joint study by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART).  The study  evaluated the current and planned transit in the area west of the Veteran’s Expressway, and developed a plan for transit improvements.  The study looked at different types of transit…

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