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Tri County Access Plan (2014)

Tri-County Access Plan (TCAP), the name chosen by the public during previous outreach activities. The TCAP was developed and adopted in 2007 by the Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) in partnership with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 to meet the criteria outlined in the SAFETEA-LU legislation regarding Job…

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Community Transportation Coordinator Evaluation

It is the purpose of the annual evaluation to ensure that the most cost-effective, efficient, and appropriate transportation services are provided to the entire transportation disadvantaged population of Hillsborough County. The Hillsborough County MPO’s Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is tasked with the annual evaluation of the services provided by Hillsborough County’s Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) operator…

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CSX Intermodal Yard Study (2012)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Seven, tasked URS Corporation (URS) to conduct a Freight  Sub-Area Study focusing on the access needs of the CSX Intermodal  CSXI) Terminal in East Tampa, as well as the general truck circulation within the area including the FDOT Strategic…

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Peer Cities Best Practices: Private Involvement in Transfer/Intermodal Centers and in Transit Information Systems (2012)

This technical memorandum summarizes a project undertaken by Gannett Fleming, Inc., under contract with the Hillsborough County MPO, on behalf of the MPO’s planning partner, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART). HART requested that the MPO and its consultant investigate opportunities for private investments in transit centers, park and ride facilities, intermodal centers, and…

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Bus Rapid Transit Presentation to Livable Roadways Committee (2012)

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) is an enhanced bus system that operates on bus lanes or other transitways in order to combine the flexibility of buses with the efficiency of rail. BRT operates at faster speeds, provides greater service reliability and increased customer convenience. BRT uses a combination of advanced technologies, infrastructure and operational investments that…

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USF Area Multimodal Study (2010)

The   Hillsborough   County   Metropolitan   Planning   Organization   (MPO)   and   the Hillsborough  County  Planning  and  Growth  Management  Department  worked  in partnership   with   stakeholders   and   local   residents   to   plan   for   a   Multimodal Transportation  District  (MMTD)  in  the  University  of  South  Florida  (USF)  area  of Hillsborough County.  The goals of this effort are to facilitate the use of multiple…

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Tampa Port Authority Strategic Plan (2011)

Recognizing the structural changes evolving within the U.S. and Florida economies and the global shipping industry, the Tampa Port Authority (TPA) retained Norbridge, Inc. to do the following: Review the existing economic situation in the U.S. in general and in the State of Florida inparticular and how it has affected Florida ports’ and the Port…

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Transit Concept for 2050 (2007)

Hillsborough County is projected to grow by 400,000 people over the next 20 years and will likely double in population by 2050. How the community will handle this growth is an important question on the minds of citizens, civic leaders and government officials. Where will new residents live and work? How will they get to…

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Tampa Downtown Circulator Study (2007)

The purpose of this study is to increase efficiency of the downtown circulator. As new development and activities occur, changes to existing service and additional service will be needed to provide mobility options for people living, working, and visiting Downtown Tampa. The task will assess the immediate need for service changes (2008) and the additional…

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West Central Florida’s 2025 Regional Transit Needs Assessment (2005)

This study identifies potential benefits to the economy of expanding public transit in the West Central Florida region. The West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) includes a range of bus, bus rapid transit (BRT), and light rail services and facilities in its 2025 Regional Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Needs Assessment. This analysis estimates…

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Plant City Multimodal District Study (2007)

The members of the City of Plant City and its community have expressed interest in providing friendly conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile changes in  Florida Statute have required the City of Plant City to implement a proportionate “fair share” ordinance and clearly demonstrate the financial feasibility of the Capital Improvement Element (CIE) within…

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Northeast Plant City Area Master Plan (2008)

Since 1995, the land area of Plant City has increased by 12 percent with a majority of this growth occurring since the year 2000 in the northeastern area (see Figure 1) as a result of over 30 voluntary annexations that account for more than 1,600 acres. The anticipated trend is for the City’s expansion to…

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City of Tampa Multimodal District Study (2007)

The City of Tampa and its community members have expressed interest in providing welcoming conditions for walking, bicycling, and transit. Meanwhile, changes to Florida Statute require the City of Tampa to implement proportionate a “fair share” ordinance, clearly demonstrating the financial feasibility of it’s Capital Improvement Element (CIE) and update it’s Transportation Concurrency Exception Areas…

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Selmon Greenway Feasibility Study (2010)

Traversing the southern and eastern portions of downtown Tampa, the Lee Roy Selmon Expressway provides a critical link between South Tampa, Brandon, and neighborhoods beyond. The Selmon Greenway is a proposed multi-use trail that will closely follow the expressway alignment to provide pedestrian and bicycle access throughout the downtown area. The Greenway will provide opportunities…

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Regional Transit Action Plan (2005)

The purpose of this Action Plan is to recommend specific steps that advance the regional transit recommendations of the West Central Florida (WCF) 2025 Long Range  Transportation Plan (LRTP). While the LRTP identifies where regional transit routes and service will be provided, it does not provide guidance on how the region can develop and operate…

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