MPO awarded Resiliency Grant

FHWAThe Federal HighwayAdministration (FHWA) selected the Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), in collaboration with the Planning Commission, Hillsborough County, the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council, and the University of South Florida, to be a pilot project to assess our transportation system’s resiliency to extreme weather.  StormSurge_MarkersignThe project’s purpose is to develop strategies to offset the effects of inland flooding, storm surge, and sea level rise. The FHWA selection was based on a $132,000 grant proposal, which the MPO will use to help identify mitigation projects for the Plan Hillsborough 2040 Transportation Plan.