All posts tagged Connections to Tomorrow January 2019

Plan Hillsborough, City of Tampa & HART land FTA TOD Grant

January 2019 – HART, in collaboration with Plan Hillsborough and the City of Tampa, has been awarded an $800,000 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) pilot program grant to evaluate ties between Transit Oriented Development (TOD) and Land Use policies to help cultivate TOD along designated transit emphasis corridors. Transit-oriented development can include a mix of commercial,…

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Diego Guerra receives APA Florida Minority Scholarship

January 2019 – Congratulations to Diego Guerra on receiving an APA Florida Minority Scholarship! Diego, a former U.S. Marine (Thank you for your service!), is currently enrolled in USF’s Master of Urban and Regional Planning program. Studying to pursue a career as an environmental/ resiliency planner, he’s currently reviewing legislation, such as the Stafford Act,…

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Putting a resiliency plan in place

January 2019 – By Melissa Zornitta, AICP, as published in the December 2018 issue of the American Planning Association’s Planning Magazine Recent extreme weather events have alerted planning commissioners all over the U.S. – and the world – to the need for resilience, a term that is becoming a key element of the planning vocabulary….

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Affordable housing availability not keeping up with growth

January 2019 – Hillsborough County is expecting 714,000 more people and 454,000 more jobs by 2045. Since at least 2013, we’ve added the equivalent of one (city of) Temple Terrace every year, that’s more than 28,000 people every year. There has been very little multi-family construction occurring in the unincorporated area of Hillsborough County. Under the existing land use…

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Get your 2019 MPO calendar!

January 2019 – The Hillsborough MPO has printed a 2019 Calendar that includes its 2019 Board and Committee meetings and a look back at the MPO’s 2018 projects and highlights. If you’d like a nifty wall calendar with beautiful transportation images and vision, copies are available in our lobby or by contacting Wanda West, 813.273.3774 x331.

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School Transportation Working Group moves to school district

January 2019 – From April 2015 through December 2018, the MPO supported an interagency School Transportation Working Group. The numerous collaborations lead to improvements on city, county and state-owned roadways near schools including Benito, Sulfur Springs, Chamberlain, Farnell, Pride, FishHawk, and Newsome. The MPO and School Transportation Working Group also supported safety education and outreach…

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Upcoming TRB Annual Meeting features Beth Alden

January 2019 – The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 98th Annual Meeting, January 13-17 in Washington, D.C., is expecting more than 13,000 transportation professionals from around the world. The program will cover all transportation modes with more than 5,000 presentations in nearly 800 sessions. A number of these focus on the spotlight theme for the 2019…

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Tampa Riverwalk: the West Side Story

January 2019 – With six mayors in the making, the Tampa Riverwalk was completed under Mayor Buckhorn’s leadership with the last section from the Straz Center to WaterWorks Park (a Planning Commission 34th Annual Planning & Design Award of Outstanding Contribution to the Community winner). The Tampa Riverwalk is a 15-foot wide (or more) walkway…

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