Posts By: Amy Elmore

It’s Time for our Quadrennial Check-up and We Want Your Input

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Every metropolitan area in the nation has a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to help guide investments in its transportation network. As the MPO for Pinellas County, Forward Pinellas is responsible for prioritizing transportation projects and helping to determine the need for those projects in Pinellas.   This includes projects like repairing sidewalks, adding bikeways and trails,… Read more »

Share Your Ideas & Help Create a Vision for the Future of DTSP

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More than 500 St. Petersburg residents and visitors took the Downtown St. Petersburg Mobility Survey this summer telling us how they travel to and around Downtown St. Pete, as well as their thoughts on the most pressing transportation needs in their community. We’ve analyzed what we heard from the survey and have compared it to… Read more »

Al Bartolotta celebrates 32 years of creating positive change in Pinellas County

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Forward Pinellas Division Manager Al Bartolotta is retiring next month after a 32-year career in urban planning. He started with the Pinellas County Planning Department in 1988, where he worked on assignments for both land use and transportation planning, and joined Forward Pinellas in 2015 as a result of the Pinellas Planning Council/Metropolitan Planning Organization… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Hosts Virtual “Bike Your City” Event

Join the ride for a self-guided “Bike Your City” scavenger hunt through Safety Harbor. Jump on your bicycles and enjoy riding around beautiful Safety Harbor while finding enchanting scavenger hunt locations! Forward Pinellas is pleased to announce our reinvented, self-guided “Bike Your City” scavenger hunt through our host city of Safety Harbor. From October 16,… Read more »

Central Avenue Rapid Transit project receives $21.8M from USDOT

Forward Pinellas is thrilled with the surprise announcement on Thursday evening from President Trump that the federal government is funding $21.8 million of the Central Avenue Rapid Transit project. This is a regional transportation priority because it is the first leg of a regional network of premium transit services that helps to connect and unify… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Goes virtual, May 13 at 1 p.m.

Here’s how you can get involved! The Forward Pinellas Board will hold its next public meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. to ensure public safety and comply with the Governor’s Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 virus. Take a look at how you can get involved. Watch/listen to the… Read more »