Federal Highway Administration 2018-2020 Pilot Program: Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather
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, and the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, was awarded a Federal Highway Administration Resilience and Durability to Extreme Weather grant.
Each MPO is currently conducting their 2045 Transportation Plan (LRTP) Update. New federal requirements state that Long Range future LRTP updates must work on “improving the resiliency and reliability of the transportation system and reducing or mitigating the stormwater impacts of surface transportation …” This pilot project will assist in meeting the new federal mandate as well as inform the LRTP updates for three MPOs and the regional LRTP.
Allison Yeh, firstname.lastname@example.org, 813.273.3774 x351