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Unified Planning Work Program

The Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) sets out the transportation planning activities and products to be developed by the Metropolitan Planning Organization and other transportation planning agencies for the current and next fiscal year. MPO planning functions are paid for in large part through federal grants for transportation planning. So are some Florida Department of…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paying for the Plan

The “cost affordable” 2035 Plan is financially balanced, meaning that the estimated costs of future projects can be covered by  funding that will be available in the future. What Was Assumed in the 2035 Plan? A new funding source – in the form of a penny sales tax  – is a major assumption underlying the…

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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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Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report

The 2020 Amendments to the Public Participation Plan and the Measures of Effectiveness Report are available and were adopted by the MPO Board on June 30, 2020. Public participation is integral to good transportation policies, programs and projects. Without meaningful public involvement, there is a risk of making poor decisions or decisions that have unintended negative consequences. More than an…

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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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Safety & Security

In preparation of the 2035 Plan Update, in 2009 the MPO hosted a Safety, Security and Emergency Management Workshop. Safety and security are key components of federal transportation legislation. Hillsborough County’s Emergency Management, Public Works, Hazard Mitigation, Sunshine Line and Sheriff’s offices were joined by the Florida Department of Transportation, Port, Aviation and Expressway Authorities…

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