All posts tagged FHWA

Hillsborough MPO Vulnerability Assessment cited as national model

The FHWA is helping state and local governments adapt to the effects of climate change. In 2013-2015, nineteen pilot teams from across the country received grants from FHWA to assess transportation vulnerability to extreme weather events and climate change, and evaluate options for improving resilience. Hillsborough MPO’s findings are being used as a national model…

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How are we doing? (MPO Federal Certification Review)

It’s time for our Federal Certification Review, which is held every four years. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit  Administration (FTA) conduct reviews of designated Transportation Management Areas. The Tampa Bay TMA is made up of the Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas MPOs. The primary purpose of the review is to certify that…

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Walk-about, drive-about a roundabout

The Livable Roadways Committee (LRC) had their interest piqued about modern roundabouts during a recent presentation highlighting their significant safety benefits. Excited by statistics like the greater than 90% reduction in fatalities, the LRC graciously accepted the presenter’s offer of a tour to experience local roundabouts firsthand. Committee members, MPO staff, and other local planners joined tour guide Ken Sides of Sam Schwartz…

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MPO awarded Resiliency Grant

The Federal HighwayAdministration (FHWA) selected the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in collaboration with the Planning Commission, Hillsborough County, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the University of South Florida, to be a pilot project to assess our transportation system’s resiliency to extreme weather.  The project’s purpose is to develop strategies to offset…

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