Join us for our virtual Info BBQ on August 17

August 2022 – Love clean air as much as we do? Then join us for our virtual Info BBQ on Wednesday, August 17 from noon until 1 pm Register now and learn how health and equity are related to traffic-related air pollutants and how an Air Quality Pilot Study will help us better address these…

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Planning Commission continues Commercial-Locational Criteria Study

August 2022 – At the August 8 Public Hearing, the Planning Commission took action to continue HC/CPA 22-01 Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment for the Commercial-Locational Criteria Study. The purpose of the continuance is to allow for additional stakeholder input and refinement of the proposed amendment text. Planning Commission staff will host a fifth Community Meeting…

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Are we headed for a recession in the next six months?

August 2022 – “Objects in this mirror are farther than they appear.” – Anonymous In Florida, searches for the word recession peaked from July 12–18[i]. At Florida State, economist Dr. Jerry Parrish believes that there is a 67% chance of a recession in Florida later this year or early 2023[ii][iii]. Here we go behind the…

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Expanded outreach for TIP amendments

August 2022 – On August 10, the TPO Board approved three amendments to the Public Participation Plan (PPP), increasing transparency and engagement opportunities for amendments to its Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP). Updated biennially, the PPP outlines practices and policies that govern how the TPO engages with the public. The approved amendments include: New engagement strategies…

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Take the Plant City Canal Trail Survey

August 2022 – Do you live in Plant City? If so, please answer three short questions about a potential trail that can connect local parks to Downtown Plant City and McIntosh Preserve. Your response will help shape recommendations in our Plant City Canal Trail Study! Take the survey

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Evacuation study points to intersections and communications

August 2022 – Hurricane evacuation and sheltering is a matter of life and safety, and transportation plays a crucial role. Thanks to the Hillsborough TPO’s Storm Evacuation Forecast & Shelter-In-Place Scenarios Study, we can proactively work toward improving evacuations as part of long-range planning and congestion management. Approved by the TPO’s Policy Committee on August…

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To protect the river, keep storm drains clear

August 2022 – It is a common misconception that storm drains lead to a wastewater treatment plant. In many urban and rural settings, the water entering drains receives no treatment and is discharged directly into the closest waterway. Aside from the dirt and pollution that is simply washed off urban surfaces into the waterways, your…

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One Water: Comprehensive Planning for Water Resources

Project Overview One Water serves to update, modernize and combine the previously separate Stormwater Management, Potable Water and Wastewater Sections of the City of Tampa Comprehensive Plan to reflect the interrelated nature of water. The update will replace these Sections in the Comprehensive Plan, incorporate water resources-related language from other Sections, and provide a framework…

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A vision for Tampa’s future is crystallizing

July 2022 – A vision for the City of Tampa’s future is crystallizing in the latest update to the Tampa Comprehensive Plan. Thanks to your participation, the joint Planning Commission and City of Tampa project team has collected over 700 surveys with more than 1500 comments about the most important issues and planning ideas the…

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Single-family home price per square foot started growing in earnest in 2012

July 2022 – Changes in housing prices are a perennial topic of discussion in Florida[i]. Lately, there has also been a preoccupation with inflation locally and nationally[ii]. Typically, when discussed in the press, changes in housing prices are for large regions (e.g., Tampa Bay, Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), Hillsborough County) and calculated using…

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New projects in “The Works!”

July 2022 – The TPO kicked off a new fiscal year July 1, with a list of planning projects for the next two years in its new Unified Planning Work Program. Updated biennially, the Work Program outlines major planning tasks for the agency from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2024. This latest update supports…

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Tri-county rideshare service to be reinstated with state grant

July 2022 – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) will receive $1 million from the Florida Commission for Transportation Disadvantaged to launch a tri-county rideshare service for transportation disadvantaged individuals. The PSTA won the award with support from the Hillsborough TPO and Pasco County MPO. With the award, the PSTA will establish the once discontinued…

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