The Regional Transit Feasibility Plan is not just another study.

This is a regional transit plan that began with a review of the more than 55 transportation plans and studies already completed by Tampa Bay area agencies over the past 30 years to determine where the strongest corridors are for possible transit options and what those projects would look like.

The result? A short list of five connections that will be looked at in greater detail to choose the one that is the most competitive for federal and state funding, the most forward-thinking, and makes the best use of today’s technology.

This short list is truly regional – including connections between Tampa, Wesley Chapel, St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Brandon.

What’s next? Now we must prioritize these connections to identify the catalyst project that can be the first of many projects to move forward.

Now, more than ever, we need the participation of the Tampa Bay area residents who will ultimately be the users of this transit service. Stay tuned for more ways to be a part of this important project, including taking a short transit survey here.

The goal is simple: to improve transportation options in the Tampa Bay area.