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REGIONAL PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PLAN (RP3) WORKING GROUP

The Regional Public Participation Plan (RP3) Working Group is an ad hoc committee made up of public engagement professionals from the Metropolitan Planning Organizations of Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Hillsborough, Hernando/Citrus, and Sarasota/Manatee Counties. The group currently meets quarterly, or as deemed necessary by TBARTA.

The Mission and Purpose of the group is to provide input into the consolidation of the public participations plans of the Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) and TBARTA into one regional public participation plan, tentatively titled the TBARTA MPOs CCC Public Involvement Plan; advise staff and the consultant on board, Pascoe Planning, on public participation strategies, issues, and trends in the development of a Best Practices Guide for inclusion in the recommendations of the bi-annual Regional Public Participation Plan (RP3) Measures of Effectiveness Report (MOE), and; provide assistance with access to required data for evaluating the measures of effectiveness of past regional public participation efforts.

The roles of the RP3 Working Group include:

  • Providing region-oriented advice to the Authority on effective public engagement strategies, best practices, and performance measures/targets

  • Assisting with coordination and resources required in the development and implementation of a single regional public participation plan for the eight-county West Central Florida region, as well as the bi-annual Public Participation Measures of Effectiveness Report

  • Evaluating proposed goals and recommendations for the next two-year public participation period

  • Promoting public awareness and participation in the planning and implementation of the Regional Transportation Master Plan and help disseminate information to local citizen groups

Meeting Materials:

September 7, 2017
- Agenda
- Attachments
1. Draft Meeting Minutes from May 19
2. 2012 Measures of Effectiveness Full Report
3. 2015 Measures of Effectiveness Report Final Draft

May 19, 2017
Agenda
Meeting Minutes from February 17
- Presentations (Updated on May 19)
- Attachments
   1. Big Sea Web Analytics Findings and Recommendations
   2. Evaluating the Effectivess of Public Involvement Plans (FDOT Public Involvement Handbook, 2015)
   3. Regional PPP Best Practices and Joint Regional PPP Draft Report
   4. TBARTA and TBARTA MPOs CCC Measures of Effectiveness Draft Report

Previous Meeting Materials:

February 17, 2017
Agenda and Minutes
Presentations
- Attachments
   A Symphony: A Joint Regional Public Participation Plan for the Tampa Bay Area

January 13, 2017
- Kick-Off Meeting Agenda
Presentations

RP3 Working Group Members

 
Citrus/Hernando MPO  Dennis Dix
Citrus/Hernando MPO (alt.) Steve Diez
Hillsborough County MPO Johnny Wong
Hillsborough County MPO (alt.)  Rich Clarendon
Sarasota/Manatee County MPO  Leigh Holt
Sarasota/Manatee County MPO (alt.)  Dave Hutchinson
Pasco County  Kris Hughes
Pasco County (alt.)  Manny Lajmiri
Pinellas County MPO  Hilary Lehman
Pinellas County MPO (alt.)  Chelsea Favero
Polk County MPO  Ronnie Blackshear
Polk County MPO (alt.)  Ryan Kordek

 

Regional Priority Projects

Starting in 2013, TBARTA identified near-term Regional Priority Projects to raise public and private sector awareness of the projects. These projects are incremental steps towards implementing the TBARTA Vision and are updated annually based on factors such as project advancement, funding, modal connections, and other opportunities. 

The 2015 Regional Priority Projects were adopted by the TBARTA Board in February 2015 and were used to update the TBARTA Master Plan. Future Priority Projects were also identified for the first time. These priorities are stepping stones for accomplishing the TBARTA Master Plan Vision of a world-class transportation network.

Future Priority Projects differ in that they typically require additional analysis to define costs, technology, alignment, and/or design. Both sets of priorities are crucial for improving mobility, safety, and economic development in the Tampa Bay region, and guide policy when advocating for discretionary funding to build regional transportation projects.

On an annual basis, these projects, as well as Future Priority Projects, are re-examined by the Board and adopted, allowing TBARTA to be responsive to ever changing regional transportation conditions and to reflect changes in regional needs, available funding, and progress toward implementation. This ongoing process creates the stepping stones for accomplishing the TBARTA Master Plan Vision of a world-class transportation network. For details on regional priority and future regional priority projects, please use links and images below 

2017 Approved Regional Priority Projects Details

2017 Approved Future Regional Priority Projects Details

Click on the images below to view the 2017 Regional Priority and Future Regional Priority Projects maps.

2015 TBARTA Priority Draft2-01                     2015 TBARTA PrioritiesFactSheet ApprovedFeb2015

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Planning Organization

Chairs Coordinating Committee Board

 

The TBARTA MPOs CCC Board conducts two meetings a year, one in the summer and one in the fall. Every year, the Board recieves public comment and adopts the West Central Florida Regional Roadway Network, Transportation Regional Incentive Program Priority Projects, and Regional Multi-Use Trail Priority Projects. The Board transmits these priorities to the District 1 & 7 offices of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The Board also makes a yearly recommendation to the TBARTA Board for the TBARTA Regional Priority Projects.

The Board is composed of local MPO Board members, regional planning councils, transportation partners, and FDOT. The voting members of the Board are the MPO Chairs for each respective MPO represented in the TBARTA MPOs CCC, which include Forward Pinellas, Hernando/Citrus MPO, Hillsborough MPO, Pasco County MPO, Polk County TPO, and Sarastoa/Manatee MPO. The non-voting members of the Board include the FDOT Secretaries from District 1 & 7, as well as transportation and planning proffesionals from the regional planning councils, TBARTA, and the Florida Turnpike Enterprise.

 

TBARTA MPOs CCC Board Voting Members

Hernando/Citrus MPO

Councilman Robert Battista

Commissioner Scott Adams (Alternate)

Hillsborough MPO

Commissioner Les Miller

Councilman Harry Cohen (Alternate)

Pasco MPO

Councilman Lance Smith

Commissioner Mike Moore (Alternate)

Pinellas MPO (Forward Pinellas)

Councilman James Kennedy, Jr., Esq. 

Councilmember Doreen Caudell (Alternate)

Councilmember Darden Rice (Alternate)

Polk TPO

Commissioner Don Selvage

Commissioner Nat Birdsong (Alternate)

Sarasota/Manatee MPO

Mayor Willie Shaw

Commissioner Vanessa Baugh (Alternate)

 

TBARTA MPOs CCC Board Non-Voting Members

FDOT District One................................................................................................. Secretary Billy Hattaway
FDOT District Seven.............................................................................................. Secretary Paul Steinman
Central Florida Regional Planning Council................................................................ Patricia Steed
Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council........................................................... Nichole Gwinnett
Florida's Turnpike Enterprise................................................................................. Shannon Estep
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council.................................................................... Sean Sullivan
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council Board - Council Member............................... Commissioner Scott Black
Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority................................................. Ray Chiaramonte

 

MPO Staff Directors

Hernando/Citrus MPO Dennis Dix
Hillsborough MPO Beth Alden
Pasco MPO Jim Edwards
Pinellas MPO (Forward Pinellas) Whit Blanton
Polk TPO Tom Deardorff
Sarasota/Manatee MPO David Hutchinson