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Rubber Meets the Road – October 2015 : George Jetson, here we come!

We may not have flying space cars, but other advances in technology will be tested right here in Hillsborough County. A “Connected Vehicle” pilot program proposed by the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) has been awarded  $2.4 million by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for an initial phase. If all goes well, the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway…

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Rubber Meets the Road – July 2015 : MPO & CUTR awarded grant

Social justice in transportation investments is demonstrated when transportation costs and benefits are equally shared by all segments of society. The topic will get a fresh look in Hillsborough County, as the Hillsborough MPO and the Portland, Oregon MPO partner in a project proposed by USF’s local Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR), to study…

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Hillsborough Rides – June 2015 : MPO recognized as community champion

Did you know the cost of medical care for chronic disease from obesity is estimated at $34 billion over the next 17 years in Florida? County and municipal governments play an important role in decreasing the prevalence of unhealthy weight in their jurisdictions. A variety of policies implemented by local governments have shown an increase…

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Walk Bike News – May 2015 : Selmon Greenway ribbon-cutting & Jane’s Walk

The Selmon Greenway ribbon-cutting ceremony took place on Saturday, May 2, and marked the opening of the first phase of the 1.7 mile, 15 foot wide multi-use trail located within and adjacent to the Selmon Expressway. A trailblazing concept in urban recreation, the new Selmon Greenway provides an important walk-bike connection between Ybor City and the Riverwalk….

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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2015 : Imagine 2040 receives top honors!

On March 27, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council (TBRPC) held its 23rd Annual Future of the Region Awards program, recognizing outstanding achievements and contributions benefiting the regional community. Imagine Hillsborough 2040 was pleased to receive two top honors – First Place in the Public Education category and the One Bay Award. Imagine 2040, a partnership…

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