MPO Regional Coordination
and Best Practices Research

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

- Draft Final Report: Key Issues and Recommendations

The MPO Boards of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties will hold separate workshops to review the results of the draft final report and consider ways to move forward with the short and long term recommendations. The dates and locations of these meetings are:

Hillsborough MPO Board Workshop
Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Hillsborough County Center, 26th Floor, Conference Rooms A & B
601 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33602

Pasco MPO Board Workshop
Date: January 17, 2019
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Historic Pasco County Courthouse, 37918 Meridian Avenue, Second Floor, New Port Richey, FL 34654

Forward Pinellas Joint Workshop (w/ BCC, PSTA, and Mayor’s Council)
Date: January 18, 2019
Time: 8:30am to 2:00pm
Location: SPC Seminole Campus Conference Center, 9200 113th Street, Seminole, FL

October 29 Regional Transportation Workshop #3
October 29 Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop 3 Draft Summary
October 29 Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop Photos
October 29 Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop Videos

August 27 Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop
- Workshop #2 Real Time Record Results
Guiding Questions Presented to Participants
Presentation by Erich Zimmermann, National Association of Regional Councils

►August 27 RT Workshop Flier

Technical Documents
Technical Memorandum: Collaborative Labs Workshop One Results Summary
Technical Memorandum 1: Context + Directions
Technical Memorandum 1: Appendix
Technical Memorandum 2.1: Peer MPO Selection
►Technical Memorandum 2.2: Peer MPO Study

Real Time Record Results from May 12, 2017, Collaborative Workshop

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.

The project is expected to be completed by March 2018.

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