Connections to Tomorrow – February 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…

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Join us for the Commuter Challenge February 19-23 - Commuter Stories Riding PSTA allows me ample time to review work ahead of time and set my work day before it begins. My commute interestingly enough is about the same amount of time that it would take me to travel by car. Not only am I saving time, because I don’t have to deal with...
Registration deadline for the Gulf Coast Safe Streets Summit is February 16 - The stars have aligned, and we have assembled local experts and nationally recognized transportation visionaries for the first-ever Gulf Coast Safe Street Summit! Registration is closing on February 16, and you will not want to miss Keynote Speakers Leah Shahum, Founder and Director of the Vision Zero Network, and Ryan Gravel, AICP, Founder of the...
Applications now being accepted for FLiP 2018! - Designed as an opportunity for high school students to explore urban planning as a potential career, Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) offers a broad exposure to planning from public and private sector perspectives across many fields. In its second year, the annual FLiP program expanded from nine to eighteen students and from a two-day to...
In the Zone - Approval of a recent rezoning illustrates how new development can further the goals of the City of Tampa Comprehensive Plan. On December 14, 2017, Tampa City Council approved an air-conditioned self-storage facility in Seminole Heights through the Planned Development (PD) rezoning process. The PD process requires a site plan to be reviewed by City of...
Celebrating a long-awaited sidewalk on Busch Boulevard - “I am so glad to hear that we have a new sidewalk on Busch Boulevard. I walked all the way from what would be 15th Street to Chamberlain High School along the railroad track- totally dangerous forever, when I was a kid. Yeah team!” Dr. Fernando “Fred” Barja, Jr. O.D. Chief, Optometry Services, James A....
Register NOW for the Hillsborough | Sarasota/Manatee All Hazards Recovery Plan Workshop - What if Hurricane Irma had hit us at Category 5? What if our transportation network was damaged or destroyed? What transportation assets would we repair or replace first? Scenarios like these will be discussed at a workshop on March 1-2, 2018 at the Manatee County Public Safety Department in Bradenton. The workshop, one of six...
We love the Children’s Gasparilla Bicycle Safety Rodeo! - Thank you to the Tampa Police Department and all the volunteers who make this annual event such a huge success. Our Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee loves helping fit the kids with bicycle helmets, assisting along the course, and making a lasting impression on the importance of bicycling safety on our youth.
SWFWMD briefs River Board TAC on Hurricane Irma - Hurricane Irma provided the River Board Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) with a number of lessons to learn from and opportunities for continued collaboration amongst the various agencies represented at the TAC’s January 16 meeting. Joel Brown, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) staff representative to the River Board TAC, briefed the TAC on the...

 

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