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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Tackling the TDP... We Need Your Help!

HART is in the process of updating our Transit Development Plan (TDP). The TDP is a plan to serve the mobility needs of Hillsborough County residents, employees and visitors over the next 10 years. HART is currently undergoing a major update to the plan, which is required every 5 years. Throughout the months of April and May, HART staffers were out in the community gathering feedback on the Needs phase of the plan. The Needs phase of the TDP asked for community comments on what the county's transportation needs were. This is what we received...

HART staff collected this data, looked at variables that could affect HART over the next 10 years, and drafted the 2012-2021 Vision Plan. The Vision Plan will be used to guide HART transit planning over the next 10 years.

Staff also reviewed HART revenues currently available to HART and projected out the amount of funding that would be available to HART over the next 10 years. These projections led to the creation of the Status Quo Plan. Basically, the Status Quo plan looks at what projects and services HART could take on with existing funding.

The two plans are currently in draft form. This is where you come in...

Just like the first phase of the plan, HART is asking for feedback on the plans from the community. You can find the Transit Development Plan on the HART website here. There you can look at an overview of the two plans and even leave us comments on the plans via the web.

This is your chance to help shape the direction of transit planning in Hillsborough County over the next 10 years.

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