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Transportation Leadership on the Agenda for Tampa Bay

TMA Leadership Group Meeting

In the wake of failed transportation funding proposals in Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, there’s a growing chorus of voices on both sides of Tampa Bay about how we finally figure out a way to pull together as a region to solve our transportation problems. State and local government officials have long advocated for a regional… Read more »

Tampa Bay Becoming More Bicycle Friendly

WTSP photo bicyclists and cars

News story on Tampa Bay becoming more bicycle friendly, featuring Forward Pinellas Executive Director Whit Blanton   http://www.wtsp.com/news/traffic/road-warrior/bay-area-slowly-becomes-more-bicycle-friendly/291126547

Pasadena Avenue Project to Focus on “All” Users

Pasadena Avenue, bicycle at crosswalk

“I ride my bike to work every day,” Justin Doyle told me while pouring beers on a hot July afternoon at the Horse and Jockey Pub in South Pasadena.  He was responding to my questions about bicycling on Pasadena Avenue, where the pub is located.  I’ve biked on the corridor myself many times and have… Read more »

Public Notice – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program

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Public Notice Concerning Forward Pinellas, in its Role as Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program In accordance with requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation as set forth in 49 C.F.R. Part 26, as amended, Forward Pinellas, in its role as the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization, hereby notifies the public that… Read more »

TBX and the choices we face

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The recent vote to support funding for the Tampa Bay Express (TBX) in the Hillsborough County MPO’s Transportation Improvement Program illustrates the difficult choices we face to improve transportation in the Tampa Bay region. The Florida Department of Transportation’s plan to construct variable priced toll lanes on Interstate 275, I-4 and I-75 has sparked much public debate… Read more »

St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

Coast Bike Share is operating in Tampa and other cities across the U.S.

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »

Public Hearing – Proposed Amendments of Transportation Improvement Program, Public Participation Plan and Countywide Plan Map

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On July 13, 2016, Forward Pinellas, in its capacity as the metropolitan planning organization, will hold a public hearing regarding Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) proposed amendments and a proposed amendment of the Public Participation Plan. Forward Pinellas, in its capacity as the Pinellas Planning Council, will hold a public hearing on Subthreshold Countywide Plan Map Amendments… Read more »

St. Petersburg Residents Select Locations for Bike Share Stations

Coast bike share bikes

In April, the St. Petersburg City Council approved funding for a bike share program in its downtown area.  The program will launch in September with the roll out of 30 stations and 300 GPS-enabled smart bikes.  Now the City needs to figure out where to locate the stations and they’re looking to the locals for… Read more »