Established: July 1, 2007 by the Florida Legislature (Senate Bill 506)
Purpose: Improve mobility and transportation options for passengers and freight throughout the seven-county region.
Region: Seven Tampa Bay Area counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota
Executive Director: Ramond Chiaramonte, AICP
Board Members (16): Seven County Commission appointees & four gubernatorial appointees; largest city served by HART; largest city served by PSTA; largest cities in Manatee and Sarasota; West Central Florida Chair’s Coordinating Committee (CCC) appointee; Florida Department of Transportation (non- voting member).
Committees: Transit Management Committee, Citizens Advisory Committee, Land Use Working Group (now known as the ONE BAY Livable Communities Working Group)
Mergers: TBARTA & Bay Area Commuter Services (BACS), 2010
TBARTA Vision: “A world class transportation network for the Tampa Bay region that will connect people and places, move goods and services, enhance the quality of life, and offer transportation options that are safe,sustainable,affordable,and efficient.We will act as a catalyst for a vibrant economic future through leadership, collaboration, and partnerships.”
Guiding Principles: Regionalism, Planning, Funding and Financing, Communicating
Partners: Florida Department of Transportation, Community and Business Leaders, Transit Agencies, State and Local Government
Funding: Federal, State, Local, and Private funds
Activities: Corridor Studies, Commuter Assistance Program, One Call/One Click Regional Transportation Information Center, New Freedoms Initiative, Citrus County TPO, CCC
One Call-One Click: FTA/VA grant for regional transportation resource center - online and on the phone. Partnering with Crisis Center.
New Freedoms Initiative: Study on merger of Citrus & Hernando Counties' transit & planning activities.
Staff Services: TBARTA provides staff services to the Citrus County TPO and the West Central Florida MPOs Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC).
Short-Term Projects: Managed Lanes, Express Bus Lanes, Shoulder Bus Operations
Regional Priority Projects:
Right Here, Right Now Services: Carpool, Vanpool, School Commute Program, Bike Buddy, Telework, Emergency Ride Home, Regional Information Source
Website/Social Media: www.tbarta.com, Twitter (@TBARTA), Facebook, YouTube
Community Outreach: Speakers Bureau Program,e-Newsletter, Telephone-based TownHall Meetings