Every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) certify that the Hillsborough County MPO has satisfied all planning requirements as defined in Federal laws and regulation. This is based on an in-depth review, site visit and feedback from the public. The certification also gives FHWA and FTA the opportunity to add value to the planning process through the sharing of best or innovative planning practices, techniques, and/or technology.
The latest review was completed in June 2013. The certification report covers the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas Metropolitan Planning Organizations. Together, these MPOs make up the Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area.