Posts By: Hilary Lehman

Forward Pinellas approves up to $1.1 million for local complete streets projects

Pinellas County’s land use and transportation planning agency will be funding three local projects that make streets safer for all users. The Forward Pinellas board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve up to $1.1 million in funding for three complete streets projects: construction of sidewalks on 34th Street South in St. Petersburg, and preparing plans for… Read more »

Forward Pinellas to begin 2017 with new board leadership, four new members

Forward Pinellas has new board leadership and several new members going into 2017. By a unanimous vote of the Forward Pinellas Board, County Commissioner John Morroni will be serving as the board’s chair, Clearwater Commissioner Doreen Caudell as vice chair, Indian Rocks Beach Commissioner Cookie Kennedy as treasurer, and County Commissioner Dave Eggers as secretary…. Read more »

Public Hearing – FDOT Five-Year Work Program

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) – District Seven, invites public participation in and comments on the Tentative Five-Year Work Program for projects scheduled July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2022. Beginning Monday, December 12, 2016, go to www.D7wpph.com to view the Work Program documents, presentations, maps, and submit comments and questions. FDOT representatives will be… Read more »

PUBLIC HEARING – TBARTA MPOs Chairs Coordinating Committee Board Meeting

The Board of the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transportation Authority Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) Chairs Coordinating Committee (CCC) will meet on December 2, 2016, at 11:00 am, in the Hillsborough County Building, 601 East Kennedy Boulevard, 26th Floor, Tampa, Florida, 33602, to conduct a public hearing on regional projects and conduct regular business of the… Read more »

Pinellas County receives $7.1 million in state funding for trail projects

Trail at Courtney Campbell

Two major projects connecting and completing Pinellas County trails have received $7.1 million in funding as part of $44.4 million awarded on Tuesday through the Florida Department of Transportation’s SUN Trail program. FDOT designated $5.7 million for construction to close a gap in the Duke Energy Trail between Chestnut Park and Enterprise Road, a key… Read more »

Florida Safe Routes To School issues call for applications

Florida Safe Routes to School logo

Florida Safe Routes to School, a program that funds efforts to increase the number and safety of students walking or biking to school, has opened the call for applications. Applications for projects in Pinellas County are due to the Florida Department of Transportation (District Seven) by December 30, 2016.  The application is available on the FDOT website. A signature of… Read more »