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Health Impact Assessment of LRTP Complete Street Projects

Project Background and Overview The Hillsborough TPO passed a Health in All Policies (HiAP) Resolution in 2019 and has since made strides to integrate health concerns and priorities into all area of the transportation planning process, with the recognition that transportation does more than just move us around; transportation is a critical factor that influences people’s health…

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Go Green

One of the most significant positive effects a family can have on the environment is to carpool or use public transportation instead of driving alone. Public transportation is the responsible environmental choice. Taking public transportation far exceeds the combined benefits of using energy-efficient light bulbs, adjusting thermostats, weather-proofing one’s home, and replacing a refrigerator. Increased…

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Environment & Air Quality

Air pollution is a public health threat in almost every urbanized area of the United States with clear ties, for example, between ozone and childhood asthma.  National air quality standards are enforced at the state and local levels by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission (EPC).  The…

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