All posts tagged transit

Coming soon to a corridor near you!

At its June 2nd meeting, the MPO held a public hearing before adopting a $1.4 billion Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The TIP funds a wide variety of projects over the next five years and begins to realize the MPO’s 2040 Plan. Public transit and rideshare improvements are an important part of the TIP, including: Replacing older buses in HART’s…

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Transit Quality of Service Evaluation

The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) has completed this Transit Quality of Service (TQS) Evaluation as part of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) effort to employ a new transit quality of service framework. This evaluation provides information on the current performance of the transit system in Hillsborough County, as operated by Hillsborough Area…

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Downtown mulls transit assets & opportunities

Tampa’s urban core, made up of downtown and its surrounding neighborhoods, is the hub of commerce, culture and government for the Tampa Bay region. A lot of people work here, but more and more people are choosing to live and play Downtown too. It’s the center of our existing transit network and is crisscrossed by…

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FDOT funds priorities for next 5 years

FDOT presented its tentative list of projects to be funded over the next five years at a public hearing held on December 16th. With the annual update of the Work Program this year, FDOT announced the advancement of several projects along with additional funding for several MPO priorities. Most notable is the design and construction…

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FDOT Secretary says Tampa needs to plan for rail connection

Tampa is the “natural progression” for a future extension of the All Aboard Florida commuter rail service being developed between downtown Miami and Orlando International Airport, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad said. Business and political leaders here “ought to be thinking about how they can create the climate, create the business environment that…

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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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Regional Transportation Summit October 10th

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | 9:30-Noon Tampa Airport Marriott Ballroom Join regional MPO and transit leaders to gain a better understanding of major transportation developments in Central Florida and the Tampa Bay region, and how emerging plans for connectivity and transit in Tampa Bay may affect our ability to connect and develop as a Super…

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Location, location, location…

The New Real Estate Mantra – Location Near Public Transportation investigates how well residential properties located in proximity to fixed-guideway transit have maintained their value as compared to residential properties without transit access between 2006 and 2011 in five regions: Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Phoenix, and San Francisco. The selection of these places for the…

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Public opinion getting on board for rail transit

Just two years ago, Hillsborough County voters convincingly rejected a proposed sales tax hike to pay for a major investment in transit, including light rail for commuters. But after 18 months of of public opinion research and the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s recent endorsement of exploration of funding lower-cost transportation improvements – a mix of transportation…

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Westshore Multimodal Center Location Study (2012)

The study for the Westshore Multimodal Location Study is a collaborative effort of the Hillsborough County, Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), the Florida Department of Transportation District 7, (FDOT), the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA), the City of Tampa, and the Westshore Alliance. Representatives from each of these organizations serve on a management team that has provided direction…

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Temple Terrace CP : Mobility Element

The  Mobility Element plans for a coordinated, multi-modal transportation system including automobiles, bicycles, pedestrians, transit, etc.  It provides for the coordination between the Future Land Use Element and both the short and long term transportation needs for Temple Terrace. Temple Terrace Mobility Element

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