Current Projects & Drafts

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

SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation (draft) - 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 saw a decrease in service in the SouthShore area.  HART has requested that the MPO reevaluate the previous study and update...
MPO School Transportation Working Group (STWG) - MPO School Safety Study documents: BODY School Safety Study_April-2018_Revised_Draft _Report Body APPENDIX School Safety Study_April-2018_Revised_Draft_Appendix Hillsborough MPO School Safety Study Methodology V2-Dec 2017 PRESENTATION – MPO School Safety Study Top Ten Report School Admin Letter December 19 School Safety Study Scope MPO School Safety Study Screening Data- TOP TEN School Safety Study Shortlist Data Summary DRAFT...
West Tampa Multi Modal Plan - As part of the “Livable City” vision for Tampa, a robust network of pedestrian and bicycle facilities is critical for both transportation and livability. The neighborhoods of West Tampa have been experiencing a wave of reinvestment, revitalization, and growth; with this there is a need to ensure that there is a safe, inviting, and well‐connected...
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...
Vision Zero Top 20 – Focus on 15th Street and 56th Street - 56th Street Community Engagement Event On Monday, April 23, over 75 people held signs along 56th Street from Busch Boulevard to Sligh Avenue alerting drivers to slow down, pay attention, put down phones, and other messages aimed at encouraging safe behavior that will lead to saving lives. King High School students, Temple Terrace officials and...
South Coast Greenway Connector - An additional public meeting to evaluate support for possible routes of the connector is scheduled for June 11, 2018 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at the 78th Street Library, 7625 Palm River Rd, Tampa, FL 33619 to evaluate a portion of the route.  You may also contact Wade Reynolds at reynoldsw@plancom.org or (813)273-3774 x361  ...
2045 Long Range Growth Forecasts (Socioeconomic Data) - The Hillsborough County Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization both require population, employment and other demographic and scenario-based projection data to the year 2045 to facilitate their state and federally mandated work efforts.  In addition to supporting the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Model development, the data also supports the missions of other agencies including the...
MPO Regional Coordination & Best Practices Research - The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) is managing a project known as the MPO Regional Coordination and Best Practices Research study. The project aims to provide a single preferred option for improving coordination and cooperation among MPOs, FDOT districts, local and county governments, and regional transportation entities, including TBARTA and the TBARTA MPOs...
Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review (2017) - The W Hillsborough Avenue Multimodal Safety Review was conducted jointly by the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization and The Planning Commission in coordination with the Florida Department of Transportation and the City of Tampa. The study has now been finalized and can be viewed here. The purpose of the study was to diagnose the most significant...
USF Campus Autonomous Transit Feasibility Study - In 2016, the MPO, recognizing the interest in autonomous and connected technology as a mobility tool, included in its planning work program a feasibility study for a transit circulator using automated vehicle/connected vehicle technology. Enormous strides are being made in the development of automated vehicle and connected technologies.  Each day brings a new news story...
Garden Steps & the Healthiest Cities/Counties Challenge - See Aetna Foundation’s short video featuring the Garden Steps project and a few other national finalists! Hillsborough MPO’s Garden Steps project is one of fifty finalists for the Healthiest Cities and Counties Challenge, a two-year competition to “support communities in their collaborative efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray.” Garden...
Public Participation Plan & Measures of Effectiveness Report - A public review and comment period on the 2018 Amendments to the Public Participation Plan is open now until the MPO Board meeting and public hearing on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:00 PM at the County Center Building, located at 601 E Kennedy Blvd, 2nd Floor, Tampa, FL 33602. Comments and questions may be directed to...
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments - TIP Mapping Tool Please use the map below to learn more about mapped transportation projects in the TIP. To view a list of unmapped projects, click on the “Layer List” button in the upper-right corner of the map, then check the box next to “Unmapped TIP Projects”. Click on one of the icons on the...
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