Connections to Tomorrow – February 2019

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Take the Commuter Challenge with us February 11 – 15! - February 2019 – Take the Commuter Challenge with us February 11 – 15! Fall in love with your commute! Try an old favorite or a new mode of transportation, other than driving alone, during the week of February 11 – 15. Participate for a trip, a day, or the entire week. Share your experience(s) with us...
Plan Hillsborough | 2018 Annual Report - February 2019 – Our 2018 Annual Report highlights many projects and accomplishments our staff has achieved. We continue to strive to exemplify our agency values – Integrity and Trust | Innovation | Transparency | Stewardship | Servant Leadership – as we serve the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, Hillsborough River Board, and the jurisdictions and citizens of Tampa, Temple...
Try FLiP 2019! - February 2019 – Know a high school student who may want to explore planning as a potential career? Through a series of speakers, interactive planning activities, and tours on foot, bus, streetcar, and boat, our Future Leaders in Planning, FLiP 2019, summer student leadership development program June 4 – 7 will provide: The chance to network with and learn from planning...
Measuring our performance - February 2019 – The Measures of Effectiveness annual report provides an update on the agency’s Performance Measures and Strategic Plan goals. The report summarizes the agency’s implementation of the four main goals: – Outreach and education  – Customer service – Proactive planning – Agency performance measures View our 2018 Measures of Effectiveness report
Executive Director delivers Award to USF President Judy Genshaft - February 2019 – At our 36th Annual Planning & Design Awards in October, our Executive Director recognized USF System President Judy Genshaft for the tremendous impact she has made planning for growth and economic development on campus and throughout our community. Unfortunately, Dr. Genshaft could not receive her award in person that evening. On January...
Turning around Dangerous by Design - February 2019 – With Florida topping the list as the nation’s deadliest state for pedestrians in the new report Dangerous by Design, you may be wondering what work is being done here at home to turn these alarming statistics around. All four local governments, as well as FDOT, have a goal of zero traffic fatalities....
Take the Tampa Bay Regional Travel Survey! - February 2019 – The purpose of the Tampa Bay Regional Travel Survey is to better understand the travel patterns and needs of residents like you. Your participation is very important. The resulting data will help ensure that computer models of traffic flow are accurate so transportation investments can be based on sound analysis. The survey...
Working towards safe and equitable transportation for all - February 2019 – In January, the Vision Zero Coalition and the MPO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) were busy creating awareness for walking, biking, and roadway safety. BPAC assisted the Tampa Police Department with the Gasparilla Children’s Parade Annual Bicycle & Pedestrian Safety Rodeo on January 19. A big thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospital for...
Microplastics… Should we be concerned? - February 2019 – The River Board’s Technical Advisory Council recently received a presentation by University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension Service regarding plastics in the environment. Particularly after a heavy rain, trash finds its way into the Hillsborough River. Beginning around the 1950s, more and more of the trash being...
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