Please join us for these special meetings & events!

Over the next month, there are many opportunities to engage in planning for our future and working to make our streets safe for all users. We hope you’ll join us!

Thursday, November 15 | 5:30p – 7p | Final Public Meeting | SouthShore Transit Study Reevaluation | Southshore Regional Service Center, 410 30th Street SE, Ruskin

Citizens are invited to attend a final public meeting to provide input into the proposed update of the MPO’s 2014 SouthShore Transit Study. The study focuses on the transit needs of Apollo Beach, Boyette, Gibsonton, Riverview, Ruskin, Sun City Center, and Wimauma. Improvements under consideration include: • improvements to local circulation • connections to Downtown Tampa and Brandon • on-demand service • public-private partnerships • initiatives of non-profit organizations and others

This meeting has been postponed to early 2019 | Special Briefing | Community Impacts associated with Future Interchanges in Tampa’s Downtown and Westshore Areas

The Hillsborough MPO is hosting a briefing for the MPO Board, its committees, and the public to learn more about community impacts associated with FDOT’s plans for I-275 and I-4 within Tampa’s Downtown and Westshore urban cores. The open-house briefing will feature short presentations and displays. The briefing is an opportunity for citizens and Board members to receive detailed information about impacts associated with four proposed interchange alternatives. FDOT staff will respond to various public comments and motions issued by the board over the past two years related to community (or human) impacts, such as social concerns, economic impacts, historic resources, parks, and relocations. Please join us when this meeting is rescheduled!

Thursday, November 29 | noon – 1p | Planning Commission Info BBQ18th floor of County Center, 601 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa

Bring your own bag lunch to our next Info BBQ (Brown Bag Quarterly) for an important conversation featuring special guest speaker Florida League of Cities Director of Leadership Development & Education, Scott C. Paine, Ph.D.  Topic: Moving from Confrontation to Cooperation: Creating Shared Mental Space | AICP CM credit available. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Sharon at 813.273.3774 x316 no later than noon on 11.28.18. This is a conversation you won’t want to miss!

Thursday, November 29 | 6p – 8p | Quarterly Meeting | Vision Zero Coalition | River Center at Julian B Lane Riverfront Park, 1001 North Blvd, Tampa

No worries if you missed the first Vision Zero Coalition Quarterly Meeting on August 28th. Catch up by reading the meeting summary and checking out the Quarterly Report. An updated report will be presented at each quarterly meeting. This upcoming meeting will include coming to agreement on a list of projects for 2019, steps to accomplish, volunteers needed, and a discussion on the structure of the Vision Zero Coalition moving forward. We need your input!

Saturday, December 15 | 10a – noon | Vision Zero Awareness Event | Cleveland School Mural Painting | Cleveland Elementary School, 723 E Hamilton Ave, Tampa

Join the Vision Zero Hillsborough Coalition, as we paint the winning student’s mural design on the street in front of the school. Refreshments and painting supplies will be provided. Be a Vision Zero hero!


The Hillsborough MPO does not discriminate in any of its programs or services. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status. Persons needing interpreter services or accommodations for a disability in order to participate in this meeting, free of charge, are encouraged to contact Johnny Wong, 813/273-3774 x370 or, three business days in advance of the meeting. Also, if you are only able to speak Spanish, please call the Spanish helpline at 813/273-3774 x211.

Si necesita servicios de traducción, el MPO ofrece por gratis. Para registrarse por estos servicios, por favor llame a Johnny Wong directamente al 813/273-3774 x370 con tres días antes, o de cerro electronico. También, si sólo se puede hablar en español, por favor llame a la línea de ayuda en español al 813/273-3774 x211.

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