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~~ New Brand and Website Create Unified Voice for Regional Transportation Planning ~~


TAMPA BAY, FL —  Transportation leaders from across the West Central Florida region are thrilled to announce the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) brand and website. Formerly known as the West Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating Committee, the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance comes together to plan, prioritize and fund transportation improvements that will shape our shared future. Reinforcing its commitment to collaborating as a region, the SCTPA’s new tagline, “One Region, One Voice,” celebrates the variety of transportation options connecting the diverse communities the alliance serves.

The SCTPA represents hundreds of thousands of residents from Brooksville to Sarasota and Clearwater to Winter Haven. The new website features a sleek, modern design so you can easily find essential information about what’s happening in your community and how to get involved in these regional decisions.

“It’s essential to focus on our regional transportation needs and the amazing impact these projects can have on the millions of residents we serve. I am proud to represent Hillsborough County on the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance Board so we can work together with other transportation leaders to speak with one voice on our regional priorities,” said Hillsborough County Commissioner Kimberly Overman.

“We know that transportation doesn’t stop at county lines, so neither can our plans and projects,” said Pasco County Commissioner Kathryn Starkey. “Rebranding our regional transportation initiatives through the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance is the first step to making sure we’re planning for our citizens as a region.”

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“I’m excited to see this rebrand for the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance. To improve the lives of residents in the Tampa Bay region, we must reimagine the way we talk about our regional transportation priorities; the best way to do that is to speak with one voice. I’m looking forward to seeing the incredible things we can achieve when we work together as a region,”

said Forward Pinellas Chair Darden Rice.


The Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance (SCTPA) works as a region to prepare plans, studies and priorities for regionally significant projects; review the impact of significant land-use decisions; share current travel data and trends; and adopt regional transportation plans and priorities for highway, public transportation and multi-use trail improvements. As the region stands to see continued growth in population, economy and travel, the SCTPA will provide sound, forward-thinking transit and transportation options to support this growth and a sustainable future for our region.