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Forward Pinellas Goes virtual, May 13 at 1 p.m.

Here’s how you can get involved! The Forward Pinellas Board will hold its next public meeting virtually on Wednesday, May 13, at 1 p.m. to ensure public safety and comply with the Governor’s Safer at Home order in response to the COVID-19 virus. Take a look at how you can get involved. Watch/listen to the… Read more »

Introducing Amy Elmore

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We are delighted to welcome Amy Elmore aboard as Forward Pinellas’ Communications & Outreach Program Manager. One of the most important things we do as an agency is to work closely with the public and our partners at the state, local and regional levels to develop plans and advance transportation projects that serve the needs… Read more »

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 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 June 19, 2020) Memorandum, #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants (posted June… 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

Image of Florida State Capitol, Tallahassee, Florida. Photo by Artie White, 2013. https://www.flickr.com/photos/artiewhite/17249458362/

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 »