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Speed Management Action Plan wins statewide award

February 2021 – With speed being a major contributor to crash severity, last summer the MPO wrapped up a deep-dive study of speeds on the top 20 Vision Zero road segments. The study found that 14 of those high-injury roads had speed limits well above national guidelines!  The Institute of Transportation Engineers, Florida/ Puerto Rico…

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Tell us your story at the Planning for Equity Storytelling Forum

February 2021 – Do you struggle to access affordable housing, a quality job where you’re paid a living wage, or transportation to get from place to place? Are you a member of a federally-protected demographic group; for example, are you a person of color, low-income, LGBTQ, or have a disability? Come to the virtual Planning…

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Environmental & Sustainability section update kicks off with public engagement

February 2021 – The Environmental and Sustainability Section, a component of the overall Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan update, is moving forward as part of the January cycle of plan amendments. The Environmental and Sustainability Section serves to update the Conservation and Aquifer Recharge Element of the Comprehensive Plan. The Section will continue to provide…

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Garden Steps increases access to fresh produce in East Tampa

February 2021 – In December, the Coalition of Community Gardens (COCG) and Garden Steps opened the Healthy 22nd Street Initiative to help residents of East Tampa gain easier access to healthy foods through gardening. Karen Elizabeth, a COCG Gardens Coordinator, demonstrated how to construct half-barrel container gardens that can be placed on apartment patios and…

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MPO Board disappointed by delay in two major projects

February 2021 – Every winter the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) updates its work program of transportation projects to be funded, responding to priority lists adopted by MPOs the previous summer. On February 10, the Hillsborough MPO expressed its disappointment at the delay of the I-275 interchange reconstruction in West Shore and the new US…

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The 2020 Annual Report is out!

January 2021 – Learn about our special projects, ongoing work, and behind the scenes successes accomplished in 2020. Throughout this unprecedented time, our agency has continued to work together and collaborate with our local partner governments, citizens, stakeholders, boards, and committees in a virtual environment to ensure our communities continue to thrive. Read the Plan…

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Get a first look at the MPO 2021 Calendar!

January 2021 – While 2020 threw us a few curveballs, it was a busy and fulfilling year! Check out the MPO’s 2021 Calendar to learn about our 2020 project highlights and to see all of our upcoming 2021 board and committee meetings. To request a hard copy, please email Cheryl Wilkening, or call 813/756-0371. View…

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Plant City Transit Study report published

January 2021 – The MPO initiated a transit study in 2020 to evaluate the feasibility of implementing transit service to Plant City to provide residents with transportation to fulfill their daily needs and access jobs and recreation. Conducted in partnership with Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART) at the request of Plant City, the study analyzed…

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The County’s High Injury Roadways get a thorough exam

January 2021 – As a commitment to Vision Zero, the Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) allocated $500,000 to the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to study eight of the top 20 High-Injury Corridors under the County’s jurisdiction. The eight reports focus on low-cost engineering countermeasures that will go a long way towards causing drivers to slow…

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Bridge the learning gap

December 2020 – In the December 2020 issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine, an article titled Bridge the Learner Gap featured two Plan Hillsborough planners. Melissa Dickens, AICP and Yeneka Mills were both quoted in the article sharing how a mentor can help build new skills, broaden your perspective, and take your career…

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Hillsborough is the first county in Florida to achieve LEED Platinum designation

December 2020 – Congratulations to Hillsborough County on becoming the first county government in Florida and only the third county in the U.S. to achieve LEED Platinum for Cities and Communities certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The designation recognizes years of hard work and initiatives to safeguard the environment and enhance the quality…

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It’s time for our Federal Certification Review

Previous Next December 2020 –  Held every four years, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) conduct reviews of designated Transportation Management Areas. The Tampa Bay TMA is made up of the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas MPOs. The primary purpose of the review is to certify that the TMA is satisfactorily meeting the…

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UZURVs application for CTD service and innovation Grant approved

December 2020 – UZURV works with transit authorities and healthcare organizations across the country to provide the highest quality door-to-door adaptive transportation for community ADA mobility programs and efficient non-emergency medical transportation. In collaboration with TBARTA, UZURV received nearly $1 million from the Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (CTD) to provide cross-county and late-night trips…

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