TBARTA Master Plan 2013 Update

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TBARTA (Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority) updates its Master Plan every other year. This ensures the vision continues to reflect the needs and desires for a balanced transportation system that will improve mobility of passengers and freight throughout the region.  The 2013 Master Plan Update is a minor update to refine the transit, freight, and roadway networks, and incorporate the progress made locally and regionally towards implementation of our regional vision.

 

The Update includes the results of transit corridor studies and other regional projects identified through coordination with TBARTA’s local planning partners. In addition, future regional intermodal center locations, the TECO Line Streetcar loop, and MetroRapid premium bus services have been added. And, a Tampa International Airport People Mover study area has replaced the previous rail connection through the airport.

The Update includes the results of transit corridor studies and other regional projects identified through coordination with TBARTA’s local planning partners. In addition, future regional intermodal center locations, the TECO Line Streetcar loop, and MetroRapid premium bus services have been added. And, a Tampa International Airport People Mover study area has replaced the previous rail connection through the airport.

 

Amtrac in TampaA few updates have been made to the Regional Freight Network. Because the Tampa Bay Regional Goods Movement Study was recently updated, supporting roadways in Manatee and Sarasota Counties were added to provide better connections to freight activity centers. In Hillsborough County, the future State Road 39 and I- 4/Selmon Expressway Connector have been added.

 

The Regional Roadway Network consists of all Strategic Intermodal System (SIS) roadways as well as all roadways included in TBARTA’s Regional Transit Network and Regional Freight Network.  Managed lanes, seaports, and future regional intermodal center locations have been added. Updates made to the Transit and Freight Networks are also reflected.

 

As part of this update, TBARTA has adopted the following regional priority projects:

  • Roosevelt Connector (Pinellas County)
  • Suncoast Parkway 2 (Citrus & Hernando Counties)
  • SR 54/56 Managed Lanes (Pasco County)
  • I-275 Managed Lanes (Howard Frankland Bridge/SR 60/Memorial Interchange connecting Hillsborough & Pinellas Counties)
  • Port Manatee Connector (Manatee County)

The draft Master Plan Update is currently under public review, and is scheduled for adoption by the TBARTA Board on June 14, 2013.

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