Every day, thousands of Pinellas County residents travel to other counties for work, shopping and recreation. Conversely, thousands of people from other counties come into Pinellas each day for the same reasons.

The transportation system internal to Pinellas County is part of a larger regional multimodal transportation system serving the Tampa Bay area. Regional connections in Pinellas serve a vital role for business, tourism, and the mobility of the county’s residents and goods.

The regional connections in Pinellas are critical for all modes of travel, including personal vehicles, freight, public transportation, multiuse trails, and waterborne transportation.

Multi-modal transportation options

Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership Group

The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) is tasked with developing and implementing a Regional Transit Development Plan for the West Central Florida region consisting of Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. The agency is governed by a board of elected officials and appointed members from around the region. TBARTA also supports the regional Joint Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), which is made up of citizen representatives.

Further information on the Leadership Group and Tampa Bay TMA is available in the TMA Profile [PDF].

Chairs Coordinating Committee

The TBARTA West Central Florida MPO Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) also serves the West Central Florida area, including Polk County as well as Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas and Sarasota counties.  The CCC provides a forum for coordinating transportation planning, and prioritizing roadway and trail projects while ensuring a consistent approach among the member agencies. These agencies include the area’s MPOs and regional planning councils, FDOT Districts 1 and 7, and Florida Turnpike Enterprise.  The Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) is also represented on the CCC in a non-voting capacity. 

 

Check Out the Regional Long Range Transportation Plan

Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

Coordinating transportation planning in the West Central Florida region is the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA). Previously the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority, it was re-shaped by the Florida Legislature in 2017 to have a more transit-focused mission. The agency was tasked with developing and implementing a Regional Transit Development Plan for the West Central Florida region consisting of Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. The agency is governed by a board of elected officials and appointed members from around the region. TBARTA also supports the regional Joint Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC), which is made up of citizen representatives.