Robert M. Clifford became the Executive Director of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority (TBARTA) in January 2009. The Authority was created in July 2007 to plan, develop, finance, construct, own and manage multimodal systems in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, and Sarasota counties.
Bob is a strategic, results-oriented Director with more than 20 years of transportation experience and is focused on aligning the transportation needs of the regions businesses, residents, and visitors through partnership, collaboration and effective communication.
Prior to being named Executive Director, Mr. Clifford managed the Intermodal Systems Development Office for the Florida Department of Transportation and also worked as a transportation consultant. Mr. Clifford earned his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Tampa and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners.
As a resident of the Tampa Bay area for over 25 years, Bob is familiar with the challenges of the region and is a key proponent of moving regional solutions forward.