Connections to Tomorrow – December 2020

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illustration showing 3 figures about to walk over a plank bridge following a larger figure who is already across the bridge 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...
technician installing an LED street light 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...
close up of a clock face with the hands pointing to the word review 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...
UZURV car with driver and passenger 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...
stakeholders assessing Hillsborough River flow Tampa updates Hillsborough River speed zones - December 2020 – Speed restrictions for boaters are important to prevent erosion, to prevent damage to docks and moored boats, for the protection of wildlife, and public safety. Over the years, various areas of the lower Hillsborough River were speed restricted. Some areas are “slow speed,” while others are “idle speed.”  For those traveling this...
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