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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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Transportation Acronym Glossary (TAG)

The Transportation Acronym Glossary is a list of acronyms and other common transportation-related terms. Accessibility The opportunity to reach a given end use within a certain time frame, or without being impeded by physical, social or economic barriers. Enhancing mobility is one way of improving access. ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 Federal…

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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…

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MPO and TDCB receive 2016 Outstanding Awards

At the 2nd Annual Joint Training Conference for the Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) and the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD), the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) was doubly honored at the CTD Awards Banquet on December 14. We are proud to announce the MPO received:

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School Board Member takes a seat on MPO Board

The MPO is excited to welcome Cindy Stuart as its newest board member representing the School District of Hillsborough County. Transportation is a big issue for Hillsborough County Schools. The District transports 94,000 students on a fleet of 1,400 buses! With other agencies operating major modes of transportation represented on the MPO, it only made…

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A legacy for our community…

Parting words from Ray Chiaramonte : As I leave the Planning Commission and MPO for the next chapter in my life, it is time to reflect on the important things that happened over my 35 year career here. I have had almost every job imaginable along this journey from the bottom to the top. Starting…

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Cyclovia rolled through downtown Tampa

On Sunday, October 19th, the Florida Department of Transportation closed a portion of Kennedy Boulevard to motorized traffic.Together with the City of Tampa, the Tampa Downtown Partnership, the MPO BPAC and their community partners, FDOT brought Cyclovia to Tampa Bay! Cyclovia (also referred to as Ciclovía or Open Streets) is based on the Spanish word…

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MPO adopts $1.3 billion transportation improvement program

On June 3rd, the MPO approved the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for the next 5 years, starting October 1, 2014. The TIP outlines the major transportation projects to be funded with State and Federal transportation funds. Over the next five years, the MPO’s local and state partners will spend more than $1.3 billion in State,…

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East Hillsborough Avenue Study recommends safety measures

As a result of a county-wide review of severe crashes, the MPO recently studied East Hillsborough Avenue in more depth. Nearly half of all crashes in our county occur on roads like Hillsborough Avenue, major urban thoroughfares with many driveways and side streets. Crashes on these types of roads are more likely to result in…

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Become a transportation advisor!

Citizen volunteers advise the MPO Board The Hillsborough MPO currently has openings on its Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). CAC members are volunteers who meet monthly on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:15 p.m. to provide citizen perspective on community needs while evaluating long-range transportation proposals and recommending solutions to the MPO Board. The MPO CAC currently…

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Counties collaborate for better access to human services

Three public workshops were held in Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties in November on the Tri-County Access Plan (TCAP).  Workshops included a presentation, structured exercises to collect feedback, and an open comment section for the public to weigh-in on public transportation. The Hillsborough Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board is scheduled to learn the results of these…

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Summit highlights transformational projects

More than 200 people packed the ballroom of the Tampa International Airport Marriott to be charged up by transformational projects in the Tampa – Orlando super region.  Convened by the Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco MPOs, the Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Summit featured dynamic federal, state, regional and private sector leaders. Hillsborough County Aviation Authority CEO Joe…

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Joe Amon: A decade of MPO leadership, A lifetime of giving

“The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” -Demoustier With heavy hearts, we say goodbye to Joe Amon, who passed away on November 27. Appointed to the MPO Citizens Advisory Committee in 2001 and serving as its Chair for a decade, Joe was an Air…

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Q: What’s the easiest way to connect 20 Tampa neighborhoods?

A: The Green ARTery The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) and the City of Tampa partnered to develop the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan. Two phases of the Tampa Walk-Bike Plan have been completed:  Phase I identified candidate projects to connect the surrounding neighborhoods to each of the City’s three major business centers (Downtown, Westshore, and USF) and…

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Tampa International Airport Master Plan seeking public comment

The public was invited to attend an open forum on the Tampa International Airport Master Plan in October 2012. Consultant HNTB shared the latest details on the proposed Master Plan, including suggested changes to the existing facilities and land usage. The centerpiece of the plan so far: A consolidated rental car center near the entrance…

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