Starting in 2013, TBARTA identified near-term Regional Priority Projects to raise public and private sector awareness of the projects. These projects are incremental steps towards implementing the TBARTA Vision and are updated annually based on factors such as project advancement, funding, modal connections, and other opportunities.
The 2015 Regional Priority Projects were adopted by the TBARTA Board in February 2015 and were used to update the TBARTA Master Plan. Future Priority Projects were also identified for the first time. These priorities are stepping stones for accomplishing the TBARTA Master Plan Vision of a world-class transportation network.
Future Priority Projects differ in that they typically require additional analysis to define costs, technology, alignment, and/or design. Both sets of priorities are crucial for improving mobility, safety, and economic development in the Tampa Bay region, and guide policy when advocating for discretionary funding to build regional transportation projects.
On an annual basis, these projects, as well as Future Priority Projects, are re-examined by the Board and adopted, allowing TBARTA to be responsive to ever changing regional transportation conditions and to reflect changes in regional needs, available funding, and progress toward implementation. This ongoing process creates the stepping stones for accomplishing the TBARTA Master Plan Vision of a world-class transportation network. For details on regional priority and future regional priority projects, please use links and images below
Click on the images below to view the 2017 Regional Priority and Future Regional Priority Projects maps.