Weather is a major factor in construction, and a rainy day can cause delays of up to three days as the soil dries out. It can take almost a month for concrete to reach its maximum strength. Materials may not be delivered on time, and workers may encounter underground issues that need to be addressed. After a project is completed, a road is only opened after a satisfactory inspection. These maps demonstrate how many jobs can be accessed by public transport from different locations in different cities.
Proposed projects are evaluated based on residents' feedback and their compliance with the County's Long-Range Transportation Plan and Transportation Improvement Program. In other American cities, public transportation helps connect working poor people to jobs, schools, stores, and healthcare. Depending on the expected scope and impact on the community, the county often organizes public meetings to engage residents before making a final decision on the design or location of the project. The Brightside expansion will arrive in Tampa in the next two years, but there is still too little and too late when it comes to intercity and commuter rail services.