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Hillsborough County Water Ferry Feasibility Study (2011 & 2012)

In  keeping  pace  with  community  desires  and  the  ever-expanding transportation needs of the Tampa Bay region and in cooperation with  Hillsborough  County,  the  Hillsborough  Metropolitan  Planning Organization (MPO) studied potential water ferry connections in Tampa Bay. The  objective was  to  evaluate  the  feasibility  of  waterborne passenger service as a viable travel alternative and a part…

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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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USF Campus Autonomous Transit Feasibility Study (2019)

USF Autonomous Transit Feasibility Study Final Report Recognizing the interest in autonomous and connected technology as a mobility tool, the MPO sponsored an exploratory, feasibility study for a transit circulator on the University of South Florida (USF) campus using automated vehicle/connected vehicle technology.  The study was conducted by USF’s Center for Urban Transportation Research. Enormous…

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Plant City Roadway Extension Studies: Sam Allen Rd and Rice Rd (2017)

The Hillsborough MPO conducted two corridor studies to address transportation issues in and around Plant City. The first study looks at extending east Sam Allen Road from North Park Road to North County Line Road, where significant population growth is expected prior to 2040. View the Sam Allen Extension Study report. The second study looks…

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Walk | Bike Plant City (2017)

With a beautiful historic downtown, growing population, and newly developing areas; Plant City offers residents and visitors an abundance of activities.  The goal of this project is to develop a bicycle and pedestrian network that connects residents, businesses, and recreation areas with safe routes for pedestrians and cyclists.  The study considers the feasibility of trails,…

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Selmon Expressway Western Extension – Gandy Boulevard Assessment (2016)

Hillsborough County is extremely vulnerable to hurricanes and heavy precipitation. Recognizing this, the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) leveraged a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant to perform a Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Pilot Project in 2014. The objective was to identify cost-effective strategies to mitigate and manage the risks of coastal and inland inundation for…

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Tampa Innovation District Transit Circulator Study (2016)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in cooperation with Hillsborough County Economic Development Department (HCED), Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) and Tampa Innovation Alliance, is evaluating the potential development of a transit circulator within the Tampa Innovation District (TID). Currently, TID partners including the University of South Florida (USF), Busch Gardens, H. Lee Moffitt…

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I-275/Fowler and Busch – Innovation Gateway Concept Studies (draft)

The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Innovation Place (formerly Tampa Innovation Alliance) are refining your vision to implement for the makeover of I-275 interchanges at Fowler Avenue and Busch Boulevard into Innovation Gateways The concept plans will address both aesthetic and safety enhancements including decorative fencing, street furniture, public art, lighting, street trees, shrubs,…

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Freight Logistics Zone (FLZ) Strategic Plan (2016/2017)

The MPO developed a Freight Logistics Zone Strategic Plan (Plan) in compliance with requirements outlined in Chapter 2015-106, Section 311.103, Florida Statutes in partnership with Polk TPO.  The intent of the legislation is to assist the state in the prioritization of potential funding for investments within designated Freight Logistics Zones (FLZs). The Strategic Plan,  developed as part…

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East Hillsborough Avenue Corridor Study (2013)

East Hillsborough Avenue, roughly from Interstate 275 to east of 50th Street, was identified through the Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process studies as an important multimodal corridor with persistent safety and mobility issues. East Hillsborough Avenue is an essential roadway for residents to access jobs, businesses, churches, and schools, as well as for commuters and delivery trucks traveling along the corridor. …

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Gandy Connector Concept (2013)

The MPO sought the public’s opinions on the Gandy Connector, an idea for an elevated, 2-lane toll road in the center of Gandy Boulevard. In the Spring and Summer of 2013, staff  brought information to the Policy Committee addressing the motion which was passed by the MPO Board to consider removing the Gandy Elevated Connector from…

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State Road 60 – Brandon Boulevard Freight Compatibility Study (2013)

State Road 60 is the major thoroughfare through the heart of Brandon. The potential for increased freight on Brandon Boulevard triggered the need for a study of the compatibility of heavy truck traffic with surrounding land uses, congestion and safety. The potential increase is in part due to construction of the Winter Haven Integrated Logistics…

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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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Westshore Multimodal Center Location Study (2012)

The study for the Westshore Multimodal Location Study is a collaborative effort of the Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, (FDOT), the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), the City of Tampa, and the Westshore Alliance. Representatives from each of these organizations serve on a management team that has provided direction…

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