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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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Vision Zero Quarterly Report

An important component of the Vision Zero Action Plan is tracking progress toward implementing strategies and ultimately shifting the severe and fatal crash trends down to zero. The first quarterly report highlights some of the work underway in each of the four action tracks, work that is being done by all of the partners in…

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36th Annual Planning and Design Awards call for entries

June 2018 – The Planning Commission is proud to announce our 36th annual celebration of excellence in planning in Hillsborough County. This awards program is a well-respected tradition honoring projects contributing to a better quality of life in our community and serving as models to learn from and emulate. See Call for Entries for details…

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FLiP 2018 introduces students to planning careers

June 2018 – On May 29 – June 1, the Planning Commission held our third annual FLiP 2018, our Future Leaders in Planning student leadership development program. Designed as an opportunity to introduce high school students to urban planning as a potential career, this year’s four-day intensive program was a big hit with the students!…

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North Alexander Street study has residents talking

June 2018 – A recent open house on the future of the North Alexander Street corridor in Plant City was held onMay 23, 2018 from 3:00 to 7:00 pm at Plant City Hall. Of the nearly 50 attendees, one-third resided within Plant City, with the remainder living in unincorporated Hillsborough County. Nearly all who attended…

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ICYM our last Info BBQ…

June 2018 – On May 11, the Planning Commission hosted our Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Community Engagement. Watch a recording of this interactive session focused on key principles leading to successful online community engagement. Topics included: Global trends in online engagement; the role of social media for planning in today’s world; target setting…

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Working to improve how we grade our bicycle and pedestrian facilities

June 2018 – The MPO has developed a draft white paper to look at what is new in the evolution of measuring bicycle and pedestrian Level of Service (LOS). LOS is used to measure the quality and safety of bicycle and pedestrian facilities. New methods were identified to update how the MPO measures LOS. For…

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Getting kids to school safely

June 2018 – For the past year, the MPO’s School Transportation Working Group (STWG) has been providing stakeholder input on the development of the methodology, screening criteria and selection of the Top Ten Schools for field reviews. During May, the MPO committees and School District Transportation Committee favorably received the final draft of the MPO…

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Smart Cities: Ideas 2 Action

June 2018 – This past month, members of the Smart Cities Alliance met at the Collaborative Labs workshop to brainstorm short-term strategies to improve transportation across the region. Focusing on turning big ideas into actionable tasks, the group was asked to identify both problems and potential solutions to some of our most pressing transportation challenges,…

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Reclaimed water on “TAP” for the City of Tampa

June 2018 – With adequate water flow important for the health of the Hillsborough River, the City of Tampa continues to look at innovative ways to enhance their potable water supply and leave them less dependent on water from the Hillsborough River. TAP, an acronym for Tampa Augmentation Project, is Tampa’s latest attempt to deliver…

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Connections to Tomorrow – June 2018

As of August 2017, five agency newsletters from the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, and River Board have been streamlined and consolidated, like the Plan Hillsborough agency itself. Connections to Tomorrow will tell our story as we work together in our community and region towards a thriving future… Subscribe | View our newsletter archives  

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