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Connections to Tomorrow – December 2017

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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Connections to Tomorrow – November 2017

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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Connections to Tomorrow – October 2017

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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Connections to Tomorrow – September 2017

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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May is National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling – and encourage more folks to giving biking a try. View all articles in our Plan Hillsborough publications archive.

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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2017 : How are we doing?

Its Federal Department of Transportation time for our Federal Certification Review, and we need you to weigh in on the transportation planning process! Please join our Federal Certification Review Team in evaluating how the MPO is doing at a public meeting scheduled on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 10:00a in the Planning Commission Boardroom on…

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Hillsborough Rides – March 2017 : Regional Transit Feasibility Plan

The three most populated counties in the seven-county Tampa Bay area are Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties. County lines are blurred when you are traveling. That’s why transportation planning must take a more regional approach. This plan will build on decades of planning and bridge the gap between the vision for transit throughout the region….

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Walk Bike News – February 2017 : Trails Summit brings region together

Dozen of communities are coming together to create a continuous trail along the West Coast of Florida, which will connect to the new Coast-to-Coast Trail, and Hillsborough has an important role. As described by Hillsborough MPO Executive Planner Michele Ogilvie at the Gulf Coast Regional Trail Summit in Venice organized by the Tampa Bay Area…

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Walk a block in our shoes.

Want to make a difference? This is your opportunity to join the Vision Zero Coalition for our second of four workshops to develop the #VisionZero813 Action Plan. Walk side by side with county commissioners, city councilmen, law enforcement officials, business leaders, and executive directors as we take a first-hand look at traffic hazards and find…

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Hillsborough Rides December 2016 – Become a transportation advisor!

Positions are currently open on our Citizens Advisory Committee  (meets the 2nd Wednesday monthly @ 9a) representing the Port Authority, African-American Community, Business Community, and Neighborhoods. The Livable Roadways Committee (meets the 3rd Wednesday monthly @ 9a) has openings representing Neighborhoods and Transit Users.

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Rubber Meets the Road – October 2016

A roadway design concept envisioned by the MPO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is on its way to becoming a reality. Several years ago, BPAC members asked whether there could be a separated bikeway along 40th Street in East Tampa. The questions was investigated by the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which noted that traffic…

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Hillsborough Rides – September 2016

FHWA released a new Performance-Based Planning and Programming through Scenario Planning Guidebook… and the Imagine 2040 was one of three case studies highlighting best practices from around the country. Imagine2040 was recognized for a land-use vision linked to transportation; offering a number of investment packages; and asking the public to weigh in “using performance metrics…

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Rubber Meets the Road – July 2016 : On the road to safe streets

Twenty years ago, planners floated the idea of a greenway trail connecting Tampa’s central neighborhoods with parks along the Hillsborough River. The proposal was shelved as a result of neighborhood opposition. The concern I remember hearing was a fear of outsiders cutting through residential areas, on two wheels. Today, the story could not be more…

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Five-Year Improvement Program includes TBX, with caveats

On June 22nd, the MPO Board held what was probably one of the largest and most well attended public hearings in its history. Hundreds of involved and engaged citizens came to voice their concerns for and against projects in the Transportation Improvement Program, including Tampa Bay Express (TBX). The TBX project will expand portions of…

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