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Forward Pinellas and Local Governments Continue Operations Remotely

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With the March 25th issuance of the “COVID-19 Safer at Home” order, planning departments across Pinellas County are ensuring their operations can continue  in light of social distancing guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America. Forward Pinellas has been in communication with our local governments regarding… Read more »

An Update from Forward Pinellas

As our community faces the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 outbreak, Forward Pinellas is continuing to guide land use and transportation planning in Pinellas County. Our offices are currently closed to the public and our staff members are working from home. We continue to stay connected with the public, our local governments, and other partner… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Crash Data, Traffic Counts and Level of Service Database Program

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide technical services to gather and analyze transportation data. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on the Forward Pinellas website. Any addenda or update will be posted online. Addendum No. 1, #20-02 Forward Pinellas Crash Data, Traffic Counts and Level of… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Planning Consultants

Forward Pinellas is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide planning support. The entire procurement package, including a full scope of services, is available on the Forward Pinellas website. Any addenda or update will be posted online. Memorandum, #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants (posted March 27, 2020) Addendum No. 3, #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants… Read more »

Safe Streets Pinellas: A Vision Zero Approach to Making our Streets Safer

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When we hear about severe crashes or injuries on our roadways, the conversation often revolves around who is to blame. Was the driver speeding, or was the pedestrian jaywalking? With 90 people killed and more seriously injured last year on Pinellas County roadways, assigning blame to individuals isn’t solving our transportation crisis. Forward Pinellas started… Read more »

The Problem with Earmarks

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Sometimes doing a good deed does not turn out all that well in the end. As the 2020 Florida Legislative Session begins, we need to discuss earmarks, those legislator-added line items to the state budget for transportation or other capital projects in a district or county. If your local state lawmaker asks you what projects… Read more »

Advantage Pinellas: Your Long Range Transportation Plan

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For the past two years we have been asking for your input into how our communities should develop into the future and how we should invest our funding to move people around. You’ve filled out our surveys in the mail, over the phone, and online, joined our focus group, and talked with us at public… Read more »

We’re hiring: two open planning positions

If you want to serve on the front lines of integrating land use and transportation planning here at Forward Pinellas, we have two opportunities right now to join our team.  Forward Pinellas is hiring for two planning roles: a junior-level urban planning analyst or planner and a senior-level active transportation planner.  The Urban Planning Analyst… Read more »