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Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit

The Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (GCSSS) is excited to partner with the Safe Routes to School National Conference! The 2019 Safe Routes National Partnership Conference and 2019 Gulf Coast Safe Street Summit (VIEW THE SUMMIT PROGRAM) will be jointly held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown from November 12-14, 2019. Be sure to save the date…

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Vision Zero – Please join us for Workshop #2!

Community leaders will be gathering for the second of four Vision Zero workshops on January 31, 2017 from 9am – 11am at the Town & Country Regional Library (7606 Paula Drive). Part of the workshop includes a walking audit of Hillsborough Avenue and Hanley Road. Attendees will make observations of traveler behavior, road design, and…

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Florida Avenue & Tampa Street/Highland Avenue Corridor Study

At the City of Tampa’s request and working closely with FDOT, the MPO kicked off a study in February 2015 to evaluate various design options for the one way pair of Florida Avenue and Tampa/Highland Street. The study area is roughly from I-275 north to Hillsborough Avenue. The evaluation of the alternatives included how each…

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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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Data Business Plan (2017)

The Hillsborough County MPO was selected to participate as one of three pilot sites for a Federal Highway Administration Mobility Data Business Planning Initiative. The FHWA Office of Operations and its consultant team are assisting the MPO in developing a data business plan to improve the management and governance of roadway travel mobility data. The…

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Congestion & Crash Mitigation

The Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process is designed to assist the local jurisdictions and transportation agencies with implementing projects and programs that have the most impact on the reliability, safety, and efficiency of moving people and goods around and through Hillsborough County, improving the overall quality of life. Current Projects & Drafts For projects currently under…

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Congestion & Crash Reduction & Intelligent Transportation Systems

Interests Be Involved Technical Advisory Committee Intelligent Transportation Systems Documents Interests Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process A Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process (CM/CMP) is a systematic approach for managing congestion that provides accurate, up-to-date information on transportation system performance and recommends alternative strategies that meet state and local needs.  In light of funding constraints, environmental impacts, and…

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Lane Operations Study

Faced with the challenges of worsening congestion and limited funding, the MPO’s  Crash Mitigation/Congestion Management Process is focused around three goals: Improving reliability – Congestion cannot be eliminated, but making our roads less unpredictable reduces negative impact on the economy and quality of life. Shifting trips to non-single-occupancy modes – This goal is to improve system-wide efficiency…

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Bruce B. Downs HOV Study (2014)

Many of the most congested roadways in Hillsborough County are on arterials lined with destinations attractive to people living and working in the area.  Creative ways of using the existing roadway to move people more effectively was the motivation for the  MPO’s Congestion Management/Crash Mitigation Process Lane Operations Study.  One of the recommendations out of…

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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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Intelligent Transportation System Master Plan Update (2013)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) Master Plan was first published and adopted in 2005. The ITS Master Plan has not been updated to reflect changes in the ITS program, technology, inventory of systems and infrastructure, ITS architecture, and current transportation, mobility and safety challenges and issues along existing and planned…

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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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Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Study (2003)

If you suggested Kennedy Boulevard should be twice as wide as it is, or have half the driveways or a passenger rail line, chances are good that you would hear from some concerned neighbors. But would anything less dramatic really make a difference on this heavily traveled corridor? If the MPO’s Kennedy Boulevard Corridor Study…

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