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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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New TPO Planning Studies

April 2022 – Every year, the TPO kicks off a new round of studies to better understand our community and its needs. This spring’s crop includes: Health impact assessment of the Long Range Transportation Plan’s “complete streets” projects Supply chain resilience study Tampa schools transportation safety study Plant City Canal Trail study Hillsborough County Bike Facilities…

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FLiP returns for summer 2022!

March 2022 – Know a Hillsborough County high school student who may be interested in learning about a potential career in planning? We are excited to announce that our Future Leaders in Planning (FLiP) is returning this summer! After a two year break due to the pandemic, we are ready once again embark on four…

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Join the Plan Hillsborough Team!

March 2022 – We’re recruiting for a Planner I / Planner II, depending on qualifications, to join the Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO). Learn more about the position and how to apply below. Applications must be submitted by March 23. Planner I / Planner II – TPO

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Air Quality Study establishes pilot air monitoring sites in heavy traffic areas

March 2022 – Are you interested in your community’s air quality or concerned with the potential impacts of roadway pollution on your health? Although air quality has generally been improving in Hillsborough County over the last several decades, nearly one-fifth of residents live within 1,000 feet of high-volume roadways where levels of traffic-related air pollution…

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USF to Green ARTery Trail Study recommendations published

March 2022 – The City of Tampa’s Green ARTery Perimeter Trail is a bicycle and pedestrian project connecting a network of trails and paths to the Hillsborough River, McKay Bay, neighborhood parks, and natural springs. And according to recommendations from a TPO study, the Uptown area is one step closer to having a safe way…

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TPO supports funding for bus maintenance and evaluating Gibsonton Drive widening

March 2022 – March 2022 – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) passed three Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendments to fund the construction of a new HART maintenance facility and a study that will look at widening Gibsonton Dr. The HART facility, located on 21st Ave. in East Tampa, serves as HART’s primary maintenance facility….

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Smart Cities recommendations to be presented in April

March 2022 – This April, the TPO will present recommendations from our Smart Cities Mobility Plan. Recommendations include changing how we evaluate and prioritize smart city projects. The first presentation will be on April 4 in front of the Technical Advisory Committee. Learn more: https://planhillsborough.org/smart-cities-plan/

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Plan Hillsborough is now on Instagram!

February 2022 – Follow us at @PlanHillsborough on Instagram! We continue to share the latest news and related info from the Planning Commission, Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), and River Board on Facebook and Twitter too. Check out all of our social profiles and follow your favorites! Plan Hillsborough Instagram @PlanHillsborough Twitter @PlnHillsborough   Planning Commission…

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Planning Commission recognized nationally as a Best Workplace for Commuters

February 2022 – For the second year in a row, the Hillsborough County City-County Planning Commission (the Planning Commission) has been named one of the 2022 Best Workplaces for Commuters for offering exceptional employee commuter benefits. The Planning Commission is among a select group of workplaces in the United States that have achieved the Best…

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