All posts tagged Florida Legislature

River Board celebrates 30 Years!

Your River Board is proud to be celebrating our 30 year anniversary as an extremely effective organization. Created by Special Act 86-335, Laws of Florida in 1986, the Hillsborough River Interlocal Planning Board is the designated forum in Hillsborough County responsible for promoting orderly planning, regulation, and development along the river corridor to ensure the…

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MPO transit priorities move forward in FDOT work program

November was a momentous month for transit in Tampa Bay. The Florida Department of Transportation’s District Seven announced that it intends to fund several of the Metropolitan Planning Organization’s major transit priorities. These projects have been included in the District’s tentative work program for FY 2017 – 2021. $4 million for bus replacements in FY…

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Trails and paddling input needed for the Florida Greenways and Trails Plan

The Florida Greenways and Trails System (FGTS) Plan establishes the vision for implementing a connected statewide system of greenways and trails for recreation, conservation, alternative transportation, healthy lifestyles, a vibrant economy, and a high quality of life. The original FGTS Plan was completed in 1998 and adopted by the Florida Legislature in 1999, laying the groundwork for…

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Special session buzz

Negotiations over the state budget required a special session of the legislature which convened June 1-20. Transportation was a point of alignment between the Senate and House, which had similar funding levels for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) at approximately $10 billion. The FDOT work program’s major projects in Hillsborough were reviewed and approved by the…

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