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August 23, 2023

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August 23, 2023

At its August 9 meeting, the TPO Board selected three finalists for the TPO Executive Director position: Stephen Benson, Vinod Sandanasamy, and Johnny Wong. At the TPO’s September 13 meeting, the full Board will interview each finalist and make a decision. There is also a meet and greet with the candidates on September 12th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM on the 1st Floor of County Center.  

Next on the agenda was the TPO letter to FDOT regarding their Fowler Avenue PD&E Study. With the consideration of the various Fowler Avenue studies going on, the Board voted unanimously to transmit this important message to FDOT on their preferred configuration to include a dedicated transit lane and significant bicycle and pedestrian safety improvements as well as a reduction in speed in making their final design selection. The Board also requested the treatments of this project should extend all the way to 56th Street as emphasized by Mayor Ross of Temple Terrace, “Our voices are being heard and our roads are evolving.” 

The Hillsborough County Bicycle Network Evaluation also received a unanimous nod from the TPO Board. It’s a step towards a more connected and bike-friendly community. 

A recording of the TPO Board meeting may be viewed on YouTube: Transportation Planning Organization – YouTube