Long Range Planning

Most recently, the Hillsborough MPO Board unanimously adopted the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, which is a blue print for regional multimodal transportation improvements over the next 20 years.  More Information  

The Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is a transportation policy board comprised of representatives of local governments and transportation agencies, focusing on transportation planning and programming decisions that support the mobility needs and economic development of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and unincorporated Hillsborough County.  The MPO is a board that is required by federal law to conduct long range planning for the purpose of prioritizing the use of federal highway and federal transit funds within the urban area.  The products that the MPO produces include a Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), representing usually a 20-year time horizon, and a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) that contains all the transportation improvements funded with federal funds that are programmed to be built within the next 5 years.  The LRTP must be cost affordable and it also must represent a multimodal transportation system that will not erode regional and state air quality beyond federally determined standards.