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General Information Street Address: Hillsborough County Center 601 E. Kennedy Boulevard, 18th floor Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1110 Tampa, Florida 33601-1110 Telephone: 813/272-5940 Fax: 813/272-6258 Email: mpo@plancom.org Get Directions to the MPO   MPO Staff Ramond Chiaramonte, AICP Executive Director 813/272-5940 rayc@plancom.org Linda Ferraro, Executive Assistant  813/273-3774  x327 ferrarol@plancom.org Beth Alden, AICP, Assistant Executive Director, Long…

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FAQs About the Metropolitan Planning Organization

What is the Metropolitan Planning Organization, and what does it do? The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization, also known as the MPO, is a transportation policy-making board comprised of representatives from local government and transportation authorities.  The MPO is responsible for establishing a continuing, cooperative and comprehensive transportation planning process for Hillsborough County, according to…

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Potential Best Practices for Environmentally Friendly Noise Walls

A byproduct of increasing urban populations and highway driving, traffic related noise creates a burden on communities that border major roadways. Community members in these neighborhoods are also affected by vehicle emissions and other traffic-related pollutants. To reduce noise levels, noise walls are typically recognized as the most effective method by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

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University of South Florida to Green ARTery Trail Study

This upcoming study is intended to determine the feasibility of a trail connecting the University of South Florida (USF) and Veterans Hospital with the planned Green ARTery Perimeter Trail and other neighborhoods to the south of Fowler including proposed safe crossing locations on Fowler. The study will focus on the potential alignments for the trail,…

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Dangerous by Design 2021 Report Released

March 2021 – On March 10, 2021, Smart Growth America released its Dangerous by Design 2021 report that examined motor vehicle traffic-related pedestrian deaths across the United States. According to the report, the number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles increased 45% from 2010 – 2019. “We call on state DOTs and MPOs to put…

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Designing communities for health equity

March 2021 – Equity for all people and how to achieve progress in closing the gaps that fall along racial, socioeconomic, gender, and other major demographic groupings is at the heart of our Health in All Policies initiatives. Learn more about Plan Hillsborough’s efforts on Planning for Health. Watch the video Video created by B.Stellar…

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Planning Commission welcomes new Commissioners and thanks outgoing Commissioners

March 2021 – At the March 8, 2021 meeting of the Planning Commission, we welcomed new Planning Commissioner Vivienne Handy as she took her oath of office. Commissioner Handy is a certified Professional Wetland Scientist (PWS) possessing over 30 years of experience in natural resource management and environmental permitting. She is also a member of…

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Historical permit data reveals economic impacts on development

March 2021 – The Planning Commission maintains a database of historical permit activity from the year 2000 to the present day. Having completed our analysis of quarter four for 2020, staff has taken the opportunity to review and reflect on some historical trends over the twenty-year time frame.  Generally, permit activity is currently at the…

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Florida’s economy sees expanding growth

March 2021 – “Be fast, have no regrets… If you need to be right before you move, you will never win”, Dr. Michael Ryan, Executive Director, WHO Health Emergencies Programme. Undoubtedly, there have been a series of fortunate events. We now have various vaccines and mass vaccinations are underway in many countries. Mercifully, the flu…

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Get ready to ride for Bike Month 2021!

March 2021 – March is Bike Month and this year Plan Hillsborough is joining Love to Ride’s Tampa Bay Bike Challenge. The Challenge is a fun, free regional competition for individuals and organizations in the five-county area to get more people riding bikes. It’s not all about who can ride the most miles, but also…

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Podcast highlights Hillsborough initiatives on safety, resilience, collaboration

March 2021 – Hillsborough County is growing and rapidly changing. Keeping up with those changes while planning to enhance our quality of life is a major focus at the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization.  MPO Executive Director Beth Alden, joined by Executive Planners Gena Torres and Allison Yeh, discuss current initiatives and look into the future with…

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ICYMI: MPO staff leads Equity in Active Transportation webinar

March 2021 – On February 11, two MPO staff, Joshua Barber and Dayna Lazarus, joined a national panel to discuss equity in transportation for the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (AMPO). AMPO seeks to build capacity amongst MPOs and advance the state of planning and implementation for bicycle, pedestrian, and non-motorized transportation projects and programs….

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MPO encourages school transportation safety with new developments

March 2021 – This month, the Hillsborough MPO is highlighting two new developments in school transportation safety: the School Traffic Circulation Committee’s (STCC) new webpage and Hillsborough County’s Safe Routes to School grant application. The STCC focuses on creating solutions for student transportation safety issues within Hillsborough County. It evolved from the Hillsborough MPO School…

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