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Coordinating affordable housing and transit

June 2020 – Affordable Housing and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) are increasingly being discussed as a paired challenge facing planners for good reason. Housing and transportation represent the first and second largest expenditures for a majority of U.S. households (Center for Transit Oriented Development, 2014). According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,…

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Annual Operating Report

The Community Transportation Coordinator (CTC) submits an Annual Operating Report of operational statistics to the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) for the previous state fiscal year, every year, by September 15th. These operational statistics include system type, trip information, vehicle information, employee information, revenues, and expenses for both the CTC and any coordinating contractors….

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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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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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HART Maintenance Feasibility Study (2017)

Hillsborough Area Regional Transit service area covers approximately 1,000 square miles in Hillsborough County, FL. The existing Operations and Maintenance facilities are located at 4305 E. 21st Avenue, Tampa, Florida. HART services its entire bus fleet of almost 200 vehicles, which includes various sized transit buses and paratransit vehicles, at this facility. With current overcrowding…

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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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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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Transit Quality of Service Evaluation

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has completed this Transit Quality of Service (TQS) Evaluation as part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) effort to employ a new transit quality of service framework. This evaluation provides information on the current performance of the transit system in Hillsborough County, as operated by Hillsborough Area…

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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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Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan

The inability to travel often leads to isolation, withdrawal from society and neglect of medical needs. The Hillsborough County Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) addresses the needs of elderly, disabled, and/or economically disadvantaged people in Hillsborough County. Also see The Ride Guide. Current 2020-2025 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan  Archived 2019-2024 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan 2018-2023…

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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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Express Bus in the Tampa Bay Express Lanes (TBX) (2014)

If you’ve ever wished for a helicopter to fly you over traffic snarls to your destination, the idea of a limited-stop express bus running in speed-controlled interstate toll lanes may appeal to you.  The Hillsborough MPO has partnered with FDOT District 7 to study how this big idea could work in the I-275 and I-4…

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Imagine 2040: Long Range Transportation Plan

The Long Range Transportation Plan directs federal and state dollars towards projects we value. It looks out at least 20 years and must be updated every five years. Amendments, Modifications & Revisions to the Plan Feb. 6, 2018 – Approved Long Range Transportation Plan Amendment: I-275 Improvements & Howard Frankland Bridge June 11, 2019 –…

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