As a Metropolitan Planning Organization, Forward Pinellas is responsible for setting priorities for transportation funding in Pinellas County. Each year, Forward Pinellas develops a priority list of projects, which is then shared with the Florida Department of Transportation for consideration in the development of the department’s five-year work program. Our priority list includes projects for all modes of travel. Projects are ranked through an iterative process that considers connectivity, project readiness, and balancing the needs of all users of our transportation system.
A separate list is maintained for Transportation Alternatives funding, a funding program that is used to advance bicycle and pedestrian projects. These lists are reevaluated each year to update project status descriptions, remove completed projects, and to reconsider the relative ranking of the transportation projects due to evolving conditions and needs.