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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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New Year brings new River Board members and officers

February 2021 – At the January 25 River Board Meeting, we welcomed new Temple Terrace representative Councilmember Meredith Abel. Ms. Abel was elected to the Temple Terrace City Council November 3, 2020 for a four-year term. She taught high school level science and language arts for 11 years, currently teaches karate and self-defense to local…

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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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