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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2017 : How are we doing?

Its Federal Department of Transportation time for our Federal Certification Review, and we need you to weigh in on the transportation planning process! Please join our Federal Certification Review Team in evaluating how the MPO is doing at a public meeting scheduled on: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 10:00a in the Planning Commission Boardroom on…

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Rubber Meets the Road – October 2016

A roadway design concept envisioned by the MPO’s Bicycle Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is on its way to becoming a reality. Several years ago, BPAC members asked whether there could be a separated bikeway along 40th Street in East Tampa. The questions was investigated by the MPO’s Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), which noted that traffic…

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Rubber Meets the Road – July 2016 : On the road to safe streets

Twenty years ago, planners floated the idea of a greenway trail connecting Tampa’s central neighborhoods with parks along the Hillsborough River. The proposal was shelved as a result of neighborhood opposition. The concern I remember hearing was a fear of outsiders cutting through residential areas, on two wheels. Today, the story could not be more…

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Rubber Meets the Road – April 2016 : Spotlight on neighborhood impacts

Tampa’s Downtown Interchange is a source of congestion, frustration, and sometimes crashes, but unclogging the bottlenecks will impact neighborhoods like Seminole Heights, Tampa Heights, Ybor, and the Downtown Arts District. On Tuesday, March 22, engineers and planners took a bus and walking tour to view the areas where the Tampa Bay Express project is proposed…

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Rubber Meets the Road – January 2016 : Airport construction takes off

In the last issue of Rubber Meets the Road, the Tampa International Airport Master Plan was featured. Since that article, the new consolidated car rental center is well underway!  450 workers have been busy building the 2.6 million square foot center, and progress is obvious as seen above. The consolidated car rental center, relocates services…

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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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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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