Connections to Tomorrow – November 2022

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Vision Zero crosswalk design One death too many: Remembering those lost to traffic crashes - November 2022 – Join us and other members of the community on Sunday, November 20 as people around the world gather to honor the 2022 World Day of Remembrance. Featuring safety advocate Melissa Wandall who lost her husband to a traffic crash in 2008, our local event will take place at 5 pm in Palm...
new planning commissioners Planning Commission elects 2022/23 officers and welcomes new member - November 2022 – Officers were elected at the November Planning Commission meeting. Congratulations to Chair Nigel Joseph, Vice Chair Matthew Buzza, and Member-At-Large Karen Kress! At this meeting, our new Planning Commissioner representing Hillsborough County, Bryce Bowden, took his oath of office. Welcome! Meet all of your Planning Commissioners
emmanuel p johnson community center Greater Palm River Area Community Plan update kicks off with open houses - November 2022 – Staff from the Planning Commission and Community & Infrastructure Planning are holding two hybrid community open houses on Tuesday, November 15 and Saturday, November 19 to provide information about the Greater Palm River Area Community Plan update and to hear feedback from the community. Established in 2008, the plan provides specialized and...
outline of the border of the fowler ave vision study Community invited to weigh in on the Fowler Avenue Comprehensive Vision Study - November 2022 – The Planning Commission has kicked off a comprehensive vision study for the Fowler Avenue Corridor and will be hosting an Open House for the public on Tuesday, December 13 from 5-7 pm. The public can drop by during this time to the blackboXXcelerator theater in the University Mall to learn more about...
illustration for commercial locational criteria study Commercial-Locational Criteria Study to be presented at December public hearing - November 2022 – Following two additional community meetings held in August and October, the Commercial-Locational Criteria Study will be presented at the Planning Commission public hearing on December 12. The purpose of the study is to determine the best location for future commercial uses and to make it easier for neighborhood-serving commercial uses to locate...
railroad crossing sign Proposed TIP Amendment aims to make railroad crossings safer - November 2022 – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has requested an amendment to the 2022/23 Transportation Improvement Plan to add funds for a project that can increase safety at railroad crossings along Polk St. in downtown Tampa. If approved, the amendment would add $119,580 to the TIP, allowing FDOT to purchase equipment that would...
tip mapping tool updated graphic TIP mapping tool updated - November 2022 – The current TIP, adopted by the TPO Board in June 2022, went into effect on October 1. It shows the transportation investment program for the next five years. The online mapping tool for the TIP now reflects information about projects funded through Fiscal Year 2027. Check it out
Sunshine Line riders give high marks - November 2022 – Each year, the TPO evaluates the Sunshine Line on the quality of its service and presents findings to the Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board (TDCB) and Florida Commission for the Transportation Disadvantaged (FLCTD). This year’s report looks at what the data and the community have to say about the Sunshine line for fiscal...
crosswalk at school How to get our kids to school safely? One route at a time - November 2022 – With over 270 schools and over 224,000 students, Hillsborough County Public Schools is the seventh largest school district in the United States. That’s why the Hillsborough TPO and City of Tampa are looking at ways to save the lives of our youngest community members and their loved ones as they travel to...
people waiting to board train MPOAC Freight & Rail Committee expands scope to include passenger rail - November 2022 – The Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Advisory Council (MPOAC) recently expanded the scope of the Freight Advisory Committee to include passenger rail. This change acknowledges the importance of passenger rail in the transportation network. One of its first acts as the Freight and Rail Committee (FRC) was hosting a Passenger Rail Workshop. During...
old black and white photo of hillsborough river dam The history of the Hillsborough River dam - November 2022 – The “middle river” has a long and interesting history. The middle river through Temple Terrace and into the City of Tampa didn’t always include a dam, and that dam wasn’t always used for water supply. During much of the 1800s, the Hillsborough River existed in a natural wild state. In 1886, the...
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