Current Projects & Drafts

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

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...
2018 Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit (draft) - Join us for the first-ever Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit!   Date: February 27, 2018 from 10a-4p (optional bike ride/walk at 8:30a on the Tampa Riverwalk) Location: Glazer Children’s Museum, 110 W. Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa 33602 Registration: $60 fee, please use the link provided to register for the summit Why hold the summit: Our region...
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, which is held every four years. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit  Administration (FTA) conduct reviews of designated Transportation Management Areas. The Tampa Bay TMA is made up of the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas MPOs. The primary purpose of the review is to certify that...
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 Avenue 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...
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 - 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, Plant City Commission, and by the School Board of Hillsborough...
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...
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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