All posts in MPO Reports

Design Treatments Pedestrian Crossing & Bike Striping (2004)

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) considers the safety of its citizens paramount. In response to these safety concerns and the need to provide more efficient use of existing roadway rights-of-way, the MPO strives to provide an environment that encourages balance between conventional (single occupant private vehicles and other transportation modes) and non-conventional (walking,…

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Busch Boulevard Accessibility Evaluation (2006)

The purpose of this study was to evaluate specific areas on Busch Boulevard where the accessibility of sidewalks, intersections and transit stops can be improved. To inform  transportation agencies and local governments of Americans  with Disabilities Act (ADA) and other access issues important  to citizens with disabilities. To provide an example of how to institute…

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Regional Jobs Access Plan (2000)

Transportation has become a key barrier to those moving from welfare to work. Nationally, while two-thirds of all new jobs are now in the suburbs, three-quarters of welfare recipients live in rural areas or centra cities. Public transit tends to be available in the suburbs only on a limited basis, and even in the center…

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The Ride Guide (2020)

The local coordinating boards (LCB) operating in Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties guide and coordinate transportation services with the goal of improving quality of life for those who are transportation disadvantaged, including the following: children who are at high risk the elderly those who have a physical or mental disability the economically disadvantaged In addition,…

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Collins Street (SR 39) Complete Streets Study (2014)

SR 39 is currently a state-owned road that provides one of the few north-south movements through eastern Hillsborough and Pasco counties. In 1988, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) conducted a Project Development and Environment (PD&E) Study for the widening of SR 39 from I-4 to US 301. Early in the study process, it was…

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Hillsborough MPO Transportation Vulnerability Assessment Pilot Project (2014)

The Hillsborough County MPO, Planning Commission, Hillsborough County Public Works-Hazard Mitigation Section, the University of South Florida, and the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council received a grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to conduct a pilot project to assess the resiliency of the transportation system in Hillsborough County. Federal, State DOT, and local resiliency…

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Livable Roadway Guidelines (2006)

This document is an update and consolidation of two documents: Livable Roadways: Proposals for Roadway Appearance and Function and Guidelines for Landscaping Hillsborough County Roadways. In the late 1980’s the Planning Commission included policies and guidelines for establishing and protecting a system of scenic corridors in the comprehensive plans for Hillsborough County and the City of Tampa. In response to…

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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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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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Downtown Transit Assets & Opportunities Study (2014)

Tampa’s urban core, including Downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, are: The hub of commerce, culture & government for the Tampa Bay region Increasingly, a place where people are choosing to work, live & play The center of our existing transit network Crisscrossed by bus & freight rail lines. Future plans call for the introduction of…

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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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Bruce B. Downs Boulevard Transit Assessment (2010)

This study assesses the feasibility of integrating enhanced, high capacity transit service, either Light Rail Transit (LRT) or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), into the proposed Bruce B. Downs Boulevard (C.R. 581) six or eight-lane alignment and typical section. The focus is on an assessment of either LRT or BRT in an exclusive transitway. Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Final…

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Bicycle Safety Action Plan (2011)

Winner of the 2012 Transportation Planning Excellence Award! The Tampa Bay Area is recognized as one of the most hazardous places in the country to bicycle with a total of 12 fatalities in just one year. Hillsborough County’s fatality rate is over twice the national average. In light of these facts and at the urging…

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Pedestrian & Bicycle High Crash Areas Strategic Plan For Unincorporated Hillsborough County Roads (2012)

The purpose of this task is to identify existing traffic safety concerns and provide recommendations which will be used as a tool in prioritizing pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements which should be gradually implemented through available funding for key corridors within unincorporated Hillsborough County in order to achieve safer, more convenient, and comfortable travel for…

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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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