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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 »

Serving a Growing Local Need with Urban Agriculture

Across the country, demand is growing for healthy, local, sustainable, and safe food, and Pinellas County is no exception. Urban farming – whether in the form of a community garden, rooftop garden, vertical garden, or a hydroponic system – is a way to grow food locally, but it comes with challenges. Local and state regulations… Read more »

Help Us Create a Cultural Corridor Along Alternate U.S. 19

When you think of Alternate U.S. 19 in North Pinellas County, do you think of vibrant arts and cultural destinations? If you don’t already, we think you will soon. Forward Pinellas and Creative Pinellas, the county’s designated arts agency, are working together to create a Cultural Corridor linking destinations along Alternate U.S. 19 from Largo to… Read more »

Master Plan Effort to Revitalize and Connect Gateway Area Kicks Off

An unprecedented partnership effort launched this past week to transform transportation and development in Pinellas County’s economic center, the Gateway/Mid-County Area. The Gateway Master Plan is a collaborative effort led by Forward Pinellas, the countywide land use and transportation planning agency, along with funding partners Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg, the City of Largo, the… Read more »

The rising tide: Adapting our coastal communities to a changing climate

Pinellas County is regarded by many—justifiably—as a coastal paradise. But last year’s run-in with Hurricane Irma reminded us all that life on the coast has its dangers, too. With global temperatures steadily warming, research suggests that hurricanes are growing stronger and waters are rising higher. Communities need to plan their future growth carefully to keep… Read more »