Current Projects & Drafts

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

Vision Zero Hillsborough - How many crashes are acceptable on our roadways?  Click this 30 second video to learn why zero is the right number. What is Vision Zero all about? At the core of the worldwide Vision Zero movement is the belief that death and injury on city streets is preventable – in other words, that traffic crashes...
Resilient Tampa Bay: Transportation (draft) - Federal Highway Administration 2018-2020 Pilot Program: Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather     Background: The Tampa Bay region is one of the most vulnerable areas in the country, experiencing frequent storm events and persistent flooding. The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in collaboration with the Pinellas MPO, Pasco MPO, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council,...
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) - July 17, 2018 Resource Document: Guide for Alternative Transportation Options 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-...
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...
South Coast Greenway Connector - Implementation of the South Coast Greenway Connector Trail will assist in completing a major component of the greenways and trails system in eastern Hillsborough County, and provide additional mobility options for the Palm River, Clair Mel, Progress Village, and Gibsonton areas. The trail is included in the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Network and will...
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...
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...
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) & Proposed Amendments - Adopted FY19-23 TIP (effective October 1, 2018) The Draft TIP for fiscal years 2018/19 – 2022/23 is presented at public meetings of the MPO committees during the month of May, and presented and adopted at a MPO public hearing on June 12, 2018 at 6 PM in the Board of County Commissioners Chamber, 601 E....
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