Meeting of the minds: Livable Roadways & Community Traffic Safety hold joint workshop

More than 40 diverse safety professionals and advocates attended the first ever FDOT Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST) and the  MPO Livable Roadways Committee workshop on November 5th. The workshop was moderated by City of Tampa Councilwoman Lisa Montelione, and CTST Chair Jamie Sweeney, DKS Associates.The synergy of talent, resources and opportunities for collaboration became apparent as attendees…

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Congrats to Planning & Design award winners!

On October 30, the Planning Commission held it’s 32nd Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by Tampa Electric and Peoples Gas at the A La Carte Pavilion. Hosted by ABC Action News Anchor, Brendan McLaughlin, this awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring the very best in planning and design in Hillsborough County. A panel of judges…

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Imagine 2040 launch event

Imagine 2040 : Part 2   In case you missed it, here is a little bit of what happened at our Imagine 2040 launch event held on July 10th at Tampa Bay Grand Prix. Thank you to our BPAC for providing a bike valet for this event! Take the Imagine 2040 : Part 2 survey…

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Invision Tampa projects moving forward

The City of Tampa is forging ahead with Invision Tampa plan. In May and June, more than 200 people attended workshops to discuss the future of Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, located just across the Hillsborough River from downtown Tampa. One concept under discussion is re-aligning Laurel Street further north along I-275 to make more…

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Interstate construction update

Anyone traveling on our Interstates knows that the Florida DOT has a lot of work going on. Travelers often ask: when will the construction be done? FDOT recently issued a status report on projects recently completed or wrapping up: I-75 bridge deck replacement over Harney Rd: FDOT re-constructed both the northbound and southbound I-75 bridges…

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MPO endorses SouthShore circulators

Last month, the Metropolitan Planning Organization approved the SouthShore Transit Circulator Study. A joint effort of the MPO and the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority (HART), the study recommends a combination of new routes and flex routes serving Riverview, Gibsonton, Apollo Beach, Ruskin, Sun City Center and Wimauma. Specifically, two new two-way loops would operate…

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Hillsborough to have 600,000 transportation disadvantaged by 2040

The MPO has almost completed the 2014 Transportation Disadvantaged Service Plan (TDSP) for Hillsborough County. The Plan is updated each year to ensure that programs and services keep pace with the needs of the elderly, disabled and low income populations who cannot transport themselves. A combination of the County’s Sunshine Line and private contractors provide…

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Have your say about the future!

What does a good transportation system mean to you? The MPO has heard a lot of answers from citizens over the years — everything from “please fix the pavement” and “why can’t the traffic signals tell that I’m waiting?” to high speed ferries and automated people-movers. In this year’s update of our community’s long range…

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Tampa Bay Transportation Management Area Leadership Group (TMA)

Purpose There is a role for a TMA-focused group, not currently performed by any existing transportation organization. That role includes developing regional consensus priorities for the TMA, especially in the allocation of federal & state funds. The group will focus on major cross-county transportation markets and traffic movements, and on helping the Tampa Bay metropolitan…

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FDOT summit focuses on safety

FDOT District 7 held the Fourth Annual Safety Summit on March 5, 2014. It was well-attended with public officials, engineers, planners, health field representatives, and law enforcement. The Safety Summit: For more information, contact Gena Torres at 813-273-3774 x357.

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Gornto Lake extension relieves traffic around Brandon mall

Hillsborough County’s opened the Gornto Lake Rd Extension to traffic last month.  County spokesperson Steve Valdez said that county officials had not expected the road extension to be completed until October or November, but with no need to adjust traffic during construction, “We’re coming in way early, and it’s so nice.” This is great news…

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Imagine 2040 Extended thru November 11th!

It’s your turn to weigh in on our future! 10,000+ have visited imagine2040.org since mid-August! We’ve extended through November 11th, so even more of you can weigh in! With 600,000 new residents expected by 2040, it has never been more important for you to tell us your vision for Hillsborough County’s future. So, visit imagine2040.org,…

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Sunshine Line Earns Commendation

The Board of County Commissioners recognized the Sunshine Line for consistently high standards over the past five years, meeting or exceeding all minimum industry standards for reliability, being on time, and safety. Annually, the Sunshine Line provides 200,000 door-to-door trips for clients to get to medical facilities, aging services, daycare, and senior nutrition sites. Non-medical…

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October 8, 2012 Planning Commission Meeting

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