Connections to Tomorrow – January 2021

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2020 annual report cover banner 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...
old Tampa saloon photo Virtual Info BBQ: An Entertaining Look at the History of Tampa from Saloons to Steak Houses - January  2021 – Join us for our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) on Thursday, February 4 from noon – 1:00 pm. Andrew T. Huse, a librarian with the University of South Florida Libraries Special Collections department, is our special guest speaker. He will take us on a historical tour of Tampa with highlights from...
Fowler Avenue Intersection upgrades on Fowler Avenue will slow down drivers and protect pedestrians - January 2021 – At the January MPO Board Meeting, the MPO Board enthusiastically approved new funding for pedestrian safety on Fowler Ave at five intersections.  The quick action by the MPO Board means that the project can get started in this fiscal year, with a construction contract to be awarded by FDOT before the end...
colorful intersection 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...
Historic Plant City sign 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...
County road marked up for safety improvement 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...
biker on the Hillsborough River Walk Hillsborough River offers plenty of socially distant activities - January 2021 – With social distancing, masks, and other precautions still needed due to the health pandemic, recreation on and around the Hillsborough River has never been better. There are opportunities to rent canoes on the Hillsborough River from private vendors and at some Hillsborough County Parks, like Lettuce Lake Park.  During the cooler months,...
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