Posts By: Chelsea Favero

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Level of Service Database Development and Maintenance

Forward Pinellas is seeking support for the development and maintenance of a database to collect roadway traffic county data and calculate annual level of service grades on monitored roadways. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available here. Disadvantaged Business Enterprise’s (DBE’s) shall have the opportunity to participate in this procurement…. Read more »

Help Decide How Our Region Should Grow

To understand why our communities look the way they do, simply look at how we invest in transportation projects. The first communities in Pinellas County developed around railroad stations, resulting in the dense, compact development that still exists today in the downtown areas of Safety Harbor, Tarpon Springs, Dunedin, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. All that… Read more »

Forward Pinellas issues call for Complete Streets projects

Fletcher Avenue in Tampa

In the 1950s through the 1980s, the primary transportation focus was on getting people from place to place via automobile. Little attention was given to those walking or riding their bikes. Much of Pinellas County was developed during that time, and our roads and communities reflected that focus. Over the years, local governments countywide have taken… Read more »

Changes Coming to Gandy Boulevard

In 2012, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) informed the MPO that bids on projects around the state were coming in lower than expected and that FDOT had extra (that’s right-extra!) money for transportation projects.  Turns out, they had just about enough to fund improvements to Gandy Boulevard from 4th Street North to 16th Street… Read more »

Improving Regional Connections for Thanksgiving Travel

The week of Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year. The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimates that 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 or more miles from home this Thanksgiving weekend, driving to each other’s homes, or to the airport, to visit friends and family for the holiday. Living in St. Petersburg, I… Read more »