MPO Staff includes transportation planners, traffic modelers, demographers, urban designers and other planning professionals. Under the direction of the MPO Executive Director, the diverse skills of the staff ensure that transportation priorities are coordinated with land use and other comprehensive plans for Hillsborough County and the Tampa Bay region.
Director: Ray Chiaramonte, AICP
Transportation Modeling & Special Projects Group
Group Leader: Joe Zambito
Staff: Bud Whitehead, Roger Mathie, Wally Blain, AICP
The Transportation Modeling & Special Projects group is responsible for forecasting future travel using population and employment projections based on the Future Land Use Plans of the various jurisdictions. The group also maintains a database of roadway and travel characteristics for all major roadways in Hillsborough County, including funded and affordable improvements, and generates maps based on these data. Team members are responsible for the forecasting vehicle emissions and coordinating Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) plans. Drawing on this and other information, the group updates related components of the Long Range Transportation Plan and the five-year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).
Multimodal Systems Development
Group Leader: Beth Alden, AICP
Staff: Gena Torres, Lynn Merenda, Michele Ogilvie, Randy Kranjec, AICP, Christopher English
The Multimodal Systems Development group prepares plans and studies of public transit, bicycling, pedestrian systems, livable roads, congestion management, crash mitigation, air quality, goods movement and transportation disadvantaged services, and conducts multi-modal planning in sub-areas and corridors. Group members prepare the related components of the Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), forecast future revenues, and develop priorities for funding. The group handles outreach and public involvement for the MPO, including newsletters, this web site, informational brochures, display tables, workshops, opinion surveys and other analyses of public input, citizen and interagency advisory committees and regular updates and evaluations of the MPO's Public Participation Plan. The group also annually updates the MPO's Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) of federally-funded planning activities, and manages state and federal grants for the MPO.
Assisting both groups and supporting all functions of the MPO Board is Administrative Assistant Linda M. Ferraro.