Connections to Tomorrow – October 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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It’s TIME to thank YOU! - October 2018 – Thank you to everyone who made the It’s TIME Tampa Bay survey the most successful MetroQuest survey in the United States ever! More than 9,500 people weighed in on transportation and growth in our region, leaving about 250,000 data points for consideration in the creation of our first tri-county Transportation Plan! Our goal...
Join the Vision Zero Coalition for the Walk of Silence on October 20 - October 2018 – Join #VisionZERO813 on October 20 for a special Walk of Silence in memory of loved ones killed in traffic crashes in Hillsborough County. At 9:30 a.m., we’ll meet at Poe Plaza (on Franklin Street between Jackson and Whiting) to paint 116 pairs of shoes to honor and signify each life lost in...
Meet our new team members! - October 2018 – Plan Hillsborough is excited to welcome four new team members who will be working to support the Planning Commission, Hillsborough MPO, and the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. Allow us to introduce you to: Mary Kelley Hoppe | Planning Outreach Manager Vishaka Shiva Raman | Community Planner Kierra Zuokemefa | Community Planner...
Plan Hillsborough staff mentors local students and area professionals - October 2018 – Plan Hillsborough continues to provide guidance to the local planning community through the APA Florida Sun Coast Section’s mentoring initiatives. The program supports USF Master of Urban and Regional Planning students, as well as mid-career planners looking to move into leadership. So far, staff has grown these initiatives and mentored 19 coach-protege...
Planning Design Awards trophies Tickets on sale now through October 21! - The Planning Commission’s 36th Annual Planning & Design Awards presented by TECO Thursday, October 25, 2018 | Winners AnnouncedT Pepin’s Hospitality Centre | 4121 N 50th Street | TampaJohnson Pope Reception | 6:15 p.m. (cash bar with tray passed hors d’oeuvres)Dinner & Presentation of Awards by host Brendan McLaughlin | 7:15 p.m. We’re excited to...
Thank you to our judges! - October 2018 – Tasked to select award winners from the incredible pool of entries submitted this year in ten broad categories, our jury panel of professional planners from outside of Hillsborough County had their work cut out for them. Judges carefully read and score each submission package, then conference together to determine which projects have...
Proposed plan amendments indicate future land use trends - October 2018 – Comprehensive Plan Amendments, proposed from 2013 to 2018, have been analyzed to identify trends in the type and location of changes to the Future Land Use Map. The Future Land Use Map is adopted as part of the Comprehensive Plan and outlines what level of development can occur in certain areas and...
MPO studies AV at USF - October 2018 – Enormous strides are being made in the development of driverless cars and automated vehicle (AV) technologies, changing how transit service will be provided. Recognizing the importance of autonomous and connected vehicle technologies, the Hillsborough MPO sponsored a study on the feasibility of implementing autonomous transit shuttles at the University of South Florida....
3rd Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop | October 29 - October 2018 – The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA), in partnership with area Metropolitan Planning Organizations and the Florida Department of Transportation, will host the Regional Transportation Leadership Workshop #3 for MPOs to highlight best practices and collaboration in the planning and delivery of transportation services. The event will be held from 9...
Tri-County MPOs request Letters of Intent for Transportation Disadvantaged pilot - October 2018 – The Tri-County Transportation Disadvantaged Board Subcommittee, encompassing Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties, is seeking transportation providers to establish cross-county trips. Service will be provided to residents who qualify as transportation disadvantaged (TD) with a focus on medical and life-sustaining trips. This serves as a request for Letters of Intent (LOI) from applicants in the FTA...
How does growth affect the health of the Hillsborough River? - October 2018 – By 2045, Hillsborough County’s population is expected to increase by about 40%, or 600,000 new residents, according to the Bureau of Economic and Business Research. Understanding and mitigating environmental impacts associated with such rapid growth is a key focus of the Planning Commission, the Hillsborough MPO, and Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board. Stormwater runoff from developed...
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