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MPO Regional Coordination and Best Practices Research Project

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For more information about this project, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . See below for project background, links to available documents for the project and meetings of the project study management team.

Next Study Management Team (SMT) Meeting:
April 20, 2018, 10am to 12pm, TBARTA Office - 4350 W. Cypress Street, Suite 700, Tampa, FL. 33612

Background: The MPO Regional Coordination and Best Practices Research study will look realistically and comprehensively at the ways regional coordination are conducted across the Tampa Bay region (defined as Hernando, Citrus, Pasco, Pinellas, Hillsborough, Sarasota, Manatee, and Polk Counties). The study builds on the May 2017 Collaborative Labs workshop on regional transportation planning that was sponsored by the Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco MPOs. Specific objectives include:

  • Clearly define what successful regional coordination means for Tampa Bay;
  • Identify the barriers to its execution through available empirical evidence;
  • Develop several implementable scenarios based on an examination of nation-wide best practices for regional transportation planning, and;
  • Build consensus around a singular, preferred framework for improving regional coordination and responsibility in Tampa Bay, with effective mechanisms for providing consistent, relevant information to elected officials as well as the public.

Options identified through research will include: merger of the MPOs in Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco into a single MPO; and a no-build option.

The project is expected to be completed by December 2018.

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