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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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Tampa Bay regional transportation surveys launching in August

July 2022 – The Hillsborough TPO is partnering with four other metropolitan planning organizations and the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District 7 to launch surveys that will provide information to help build the Tampa Bay Regional Demand Model and the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The survey effort involves an employer questionnaire that…

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FLiP 2022 inspires future planners!

June 2022 – Our Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) summer student leadership development program returned after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Designed as an opportunity to introduce high school students to urban planning as a potential career, FLiP 2022, a four-day intensive program, welcomed high school students from throughout Hillsborough County on May…

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1 Minute Matters video series now available in Spanish

June 2022 – From missing middle housing to creating safe places to bike, walk and take public transportation, our educational video series released in 2021 looks at how we can accommodate the rapid growth coming to Hillsborough County in smart, sustainable ways. The series has now been reproduced in Spanish to make these important planning…

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TPO approves five-year Transportation Improvement Program

June 2022 – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) approved the 2022 update of its Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), a five-year plan that included $4.2 billion in funding for local transportation projects. Held on June 8, 2022, the three-hour-long public hearing included funding recommendations for projects such as the widening of US 92 at McIntosh…

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New study looks at how we can improve school transportation safety

June 2022 – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) partnered with the City of Tampa to work on a new School Transportation Safety Study. To get started, Hillsborough County Public Schools and the TPO invited all parents and guardians to participate in the 2022 Getting Students to School Survey. The group also sent a Principals Survey…

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Enjoy all the trails Tampa Bay has to offer with the Tri-County Trails Map

June 2022 – Have you ever wondered how Tampa Bay trails connect? Do you enjoy biking from the city all the way to the coast? Discover trails beyond county lines with the new Tri-County Trails Map. Transportation leaders from across the West Central Florida region have worked together as the Sun Coast Transportation Planning Alliance…

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Celebrate Earth Day every day!

May 2022 – At Plan Hillsborough, we make plans for a resilient, sustainable, and thriving future throughout the year. But we recently celebrated Earth Day and Clean Air Month at community events. We were hands on with Environmental Protection Commission (EPC) staff and County Commissioner Harry Cohen for the Great Port Cleanup at McKay Bay…

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Join the Plan Hillsborough Team

May 2022 – We’re hiring a Planner I/II – Active Transportation to join the Transportation Planning Organization. Apply by May 24 on the Hillsborough County website. Learn more and apply

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Envisioning passenger rail in Florida

May 2022 – Working with the Florida MPO Advisory Council and its Freight & Rail Committee, your TPO cosponsored a statewide workshop on passenger rail in April. Speakers from the Federal Rail Administration, FDOT, and Amtrak discussed new grant programs available through the federal bipartisan infrastructure law, and opportunities to partner and implement better service…

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Building better seats at the decision-making table

May 2022 – There’s still time to help the TPO consider how to make the Citizen’s Advisory Committee better represent you! Just take a moment to answer seven short questions. With your help, the TPO can make sure we’re hearing from our diverse community and making it easier for everyone to participate! Take the survey

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Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board to hold annual public workshop

April 2022 – The Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) is responsible for overseeing the Sunshine Line and Transportation Disadvantaged Program in Hillsborough County to help those who don’t have access to transportation due to a disability, low income, or older age. Join us to learn about the system, meet the Board Members, and discuss the…

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The Citizens Advisory Committee needs your input

April 2022 – Transportation plans are better when many different perspectives are considered. Your TPO’s Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is an important part of making sure that happens! The TPO is taking another look at how our CAC is organized to consider opportunities to make it more inclusive and representative of all our community members. This review…

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