Public Input:

Regional Transit Development Plan Surveys

Arial view of highway interchange with backed-up traffic

Public input is an important part of Envision 2030.  Understanding what residents of Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties want in regional transit is at the foundation of Envision 2030 recommendations. 

In 2019, TBARTA conducted two public surveys.  The first, an online Transit Needs Survey, was conducted May-June 2019 with 811 surveys completed. This was a broad survey designed to provide a baseline for better understanding of Tampa Bay's existing public transit.  Areas of interest included:

  •  How and when public transit is used
  •  What services are most and least popular
  •  If people do not use transit, why not?
  •  Where do people want transit to take them
  •  How could regional public transit be most beneficial?

The second survey, conducted October-December 2019, built upon the knowledge gained in the transit survey, and provided opportunity for Tampa Bay residents to prioritize their short-term (2-5 years) and long term (more than 5 years) regional transit needs.  1784 MetroQuest surveys were completed.

Complete survey results are below.

Envision 2030 Transit Needs Surveys

Click here for Survey 1

The Envision 2030 Transit Needs Survey asked Tampa Bay residents how they used transit, what current transit services were most beneficial, what they would use regional transit service for, and more.

Click here for Survey 2

The second Envision 2030 survey was a MetroQuest survey, asking people to rank transit priorities, as well as short and long term transit needs.