Public Hearings

  • Oct. 23, 2017-November 6, 2017: The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an online Public Hearing for the Tentative Five-Year Work Program. FDOT’s Work Program public meeting schedule and additional information about the Work Program are available on FDOT’s website at www.D7wpph.com. A brief video describing what the Work Program is may currently be viewed online here. On October 23 at the District 7 headquarters at 11201 N. McKinley Drive, Tampa, FDOT is hosting an open house from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. for public comments.
    • As part of the Work Program approval process, two public meetings are being held in Pinellas County:
      • October 25 Forward Pinellas Technical Coordinating Committee Meeting, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m., 310 Court Street
      • November 8 Forward Pinellas Board Meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street
  • November 8, 2017, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:
    • TIP Amendments:
      • FPN# 4344161 – Section 5339(a) Grant for Buses and Bus Facilities Program
        Pasco County Public Transportation (PCPT) received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Buses and Bus Facilities Program. The proposed amendment would add $1,293,496 in FY 2017/18 of the TIP. The grant provides funding to replace, rehabilitate and purchase buses and related equipment and facilities. As the Pinellas County MPO, Forward Pinellas functions as a “designated recipient” for transit-related funds for the portion of Pasco County in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Urbanized Area.  The TIP amendment is needed for PCPT to receive federal authorization for the grant.  The funding source is the FTA-administered Grants for Bus and Bus Facilities Program (49 U.S.C. Section 5339/FAST Action Section 3017).
      • FPN# 4343671 – Urbanized Area Formula Funding Program Section 5307 Grant
        The Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (TBARTA) received a grant from the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funding program. The proposed amendment would add $705,826 in FY 2017/18 of the TIP. The grant provides funding for transit capital and operating assistance in urbanized areas and for transportation-related planning.  As the Pinellas County MPO, Forward Pinellas is the designated recipient for TBARTA for FTA Section 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Funding. The TIP amendment is needed for TBARTA to receive federal authorization for the grant. The funding source is the Urbanized Area Formula Funding program (49 U.S.C. Section 5307)
      • FPN# 4305001 – Bridge Replacement Project on SR 687/4th Street North from South of I-275/SR 93 to North of 119th Avenue
        This proposed amendment adds $681,000 in FY 2017/18 for the Project Design and Environment (PD&E) and design phases of a bridge replacement project on SR 687/4th Street North from south of I-275/SR 93 to north of 119th Avenue. Map
  • December 13, 2017, Forward Pinellas Board meeting, 1 p.m., 315 Court Street:: Forward Pinellas will conduct a public hearing to provide an opportunity for public review and comment in consideration of proposed amendments to the Public Participation Plan (PPP).  The PPP guides the public involvement activities of Forward Pinellas in its role as the Pinellas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).  The purpose of the PPP is to engage citizens in the process of developing and implementing the agency’s transportation planning programs and projects.  Comments on the proposed amendments prior to the meeting can be sent to abartolotta@forwardpinellas.org.    

If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation, or if you need language assistance in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled to the provision of certain assistance at no cost. Please call the Office of Human Rights, (727) 464-4062 (TDD) by three days before the meeting. Transportation to and from this function is not provided. 

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