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Advisory Committees


Advisory Committees

The MPO seeks ongoing public and agency input in various forms and receives recommendations from seven standing committees that provide insight on projects, plans and policies.  Committee feedback and recommendations are instrumental in the development of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), which identifies transportation facilities needed over the next 20 years. Committees also review and provide comments on plans such as:

  • Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
  • Florida Department of Transportation's Five Year Work Program
  • HART Transit Development Plan
  • Airport Master Plan for Tampa International Airport
  • Intermodal Transportation Plan of the Port of Tampa


Call the MPO 24 Hour Hotline, 813/224-8190, to hear the monthly schedule of meetings or visit our calendar to view the full meeting schedule.


The Committees:

The MPO Policy Committee meets monthly, usually on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:00 a.m.


The MPO Policy Committee was created in 1992 as a subcommittee of the full MPO Board.  Its membership is made up of MPO Board Members.  Originally called the "ISTEA Subcommittee," its purpose was to provide the Board an opportunity to learn about and discuss the Federal Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA). Since 1992, the committee has changed its name to the MPO Policy Committee to better reflect its widened scope of discussion on various issues.  The Policy Committee acts as a sounding board for issues that will be brought to the MPO Board for action.  In a less formal setting, members can ask questions and more fully discuss upcoming MPO action items.  The Committee also provides guidance to the MPO staff on policy matters.

The CAC meets monthly, typically on the second Wednesday of the month at 1:15 p.m.

The CAC consists of fourteen citizen volunteers.  Thirteen are appointments of the thirteen voting MPO Board members, and one citizen represents the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board.  Many of the members are active in homeowners, business, or other civic associations.  Any citizen interested in being considered for future appointments to the committee should contact the MPO for an application.