On April 14, 2016, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed House Bill 7061 into law; the legislation took effect on July 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2016, as a result of House Bill 7061, the West Central Florida MPOs Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) was merged into the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) and is now referred to as the TBARTA MPOs CCC. The CCC Board, MPO Staff Directors Committee, and Regional Multi-Use Trail Committee are now an integral part of TBARTA and the region’s transportation planning efforts. In regards to the Joint Citizens Advisory Council, previously, as a result of changes to the TBARTA Bylaws effective December 2014, the TBARTA Citizens Advisory Committee shall have one representative from each CCC MPO that is a member of the Joint Citizens Advisory Committee of the CCC and may serve as an advisor to the TBARTA CAC (total of 6 advisors).
The TBARTA MPOs CCC is responsible for planning documents and regional priorities, including the Transportation Regional Incentive Program (TRIP) and West Central Florida Regional Roadway Network. Since 2010, the CCC has contracted TBARTA to provide organization and administrative services for the functions of the CCC. Meeting information is available on the TBARTA Calendar.