Current Projects & Drafts

This area contains transportation planning projects that are currently under development or are in draft status.

Plant City Roadway Extension Studies (Sam Allen Rd and Rice Rd) (draft) - The Hillsborough MPO is conducting two corridor studies to address transportation issues in and around the Plant City. The first is a look at extending east Sam Allen Road from North Park Road to North County Line Road where significant population growth is expected prior to 2040. The second study looks at extending Rice Road...
How are we doing? (MPO Federal Certification Review) - It’s time for our Federal Certification Review, and we need you to weigh in on the transportation planning process! The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit  Administration (FTA) conduct reviews of designated Transportation Management Areas (TMAs). The primary purpose is to certify that the TMA is satisfactorily meeting the planning requirements as defined...
HART Maintenance Feasibility Study (draft) - 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...
Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review - The SR60-Kennedy Blvd Multimodal Safety Review is currently underway and is being conducted by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The purpose of the study is to diagnose the most significant causes of conflict along the corridor and identify strategies to enhance...
Dale Mabry Pedestrian Overpass Feasibility Study (draft) - The Hillsborough County MPO is conducting a feasibility study of various alternatives that will connect the existing section of the I-275 trail which currently terminates at Church Street along the north side of I-275, across Dale Mabry Highway, to a proposed trail alignment along the south side of I-275 starting at Himes Avenue. The approximate study...
Bullard Parkway Complete Streets Study (draft) - The Bullard Parkway Complete Streets Study is currently underway, and is being conducted by the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the City of Temple Terrace. Complete Streets is an approach to planning and design which prioritizes safe access, and comfortable and convenient travel. For this reason, the approach is quickly gaining traction in transportation...
Plant City Walk Bike (draft) - The DRAFT report is available at the link below.  The current schedule for the MPO Committees is: Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) June 14, 2017 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) June 19, 2017 Livable Roadways Committee (LRC) June 21, 2017 The report will also be presented to the Plant City Planning Board and City Commission in July. ...
2016 MPO State of the System Report - The 2016 State of the System Report is an update to the Congestion Management and Crash Mitigation Process. The report identifies goals related to the condition of the transportation network and develops objective performance measures to establish benchmarks and track trends. The 2016 update includes new performance measures adopted by FHWA and MAP-21 related to...
FHWA Data Business Plan (draft) - 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...
Vision Zero Action Plan - Student Video Contest Winners A Vision Zero policy establishes a goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero, typically by a target date. Here in Hillsborough County, a “Vision Zero” goal resolution has been adopted by the Tampa City Council, Hillsborough County Commission, Temple Terrace City Council, and by the School Board of...
Brandon Corridor & Mixed Use Centers Pilot Project (draft) - The Brandon Corridors and Mixed-Use Centers Study is a joint pilot project of the Hillsborough MPO and the Planning Commission. The purpose of the study is to better coordinate the envisioned land use pattern with planned transportation improvements along major corridors. Brandon’s east-west corridors of Brandon Boulevard, Lumsden Road, and Bloomingdale Avenue connect much residential...
I-275/Fowler and Busch – Innovation Gateway Concept Studies (draft) - The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and Innovation Place (formerly Tampa Innovation Alliance) are refining your vision to implement for the makeover of I-275 interchanges at Fowler Avenue and Busch Boulevard into Innovation Gateways The concept plans will address both aesthetic and safety enhancements including decorative fencing, street furniture, public art, lighting, street trees, shrubs,...
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments - The Transportation Improvement Program or TIP is a five year plan that identifies, prioritizes and allocates funding for transportation projects. The TIP is the “short-range” component of the MPO’s Long Range Transportation Plan. The TIP is updated annually with adoption by the MPO Board in June of each year.  Development of the TIP is a continuous process involving...
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