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Lessons for our transportation future from Indy’s past and present

Understanding the transportation challenges that other communities have faced and how they have overcome them is essential to developing any project or plan for our region. With that in mind, on November 7, 2018, Forward Pinellas and Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) representatives and staff set out on a peer exchange trip to Indianapolis, Indiana…. Read more »

Five applications submitted for 2018 Complete Streets Program funding

Four Pinellas County communities have asked that their projects be considered for funding in the third year of Forward Pinellas’s Complete Streets program. Created in 2016, the Complete Streets program provides funding for the development of concept plans and for constructing transportation projects that make roadways safer and more accessible for all users. In response… Read more »

Pinellas County named Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists

Pinellas is only the fifth county in Florida to receive the designation. Today, Pinellas County joins 464 visionary communities from across the country with a Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community award from the League of American Bicyclists. “The Bicycle Friendly Community award is an exciting recognition of the many opportunities that Pinellas offers bicyclists, from… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Announces Third Round of Complete Streets Funding

From prioritizing funding for expanded sidewalks in an underserved area of south St. Petersburg to helping Clearwater residents envision the Drew Street that best meets their needs, Forward Pinellas’s Complete Streets program has enabled the creation of corridors that reflect whole communities. When Forward Pinellas created a Complete Streets program in 2016, we had a… Read more »

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

Schedule updated on September 20, 2018. 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. Addendum No. 1 (posted August 22, 2018)… 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 »

Introducing Advantage Pinellas: Engage. Adapt. Connect.

How do you think we should solve the transportation and land development issues of today and tomorrow? Forward Pinellas is partnering with the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority to launch Advantage Pinellas – a strategic plan to improve mobility and economic opportunity countywide – and we need your feedback. Advantage Pinellas is Forward Pinellas’s new Long… Read more »

Latest Transportation Improvement Program Plans for Next Five Years of Projects

We know transportation plans can take a long time to become a reality. When you read about bridges being built 10 years from now, it can feel like an eternity away as you sit in traffic. One of the core documents Forward Pinellas produces each year in its role as the metropolitan planning organization is… Read more »