About Us

Bringing People Together to Create a Better Future

In Florida’s most densely populated county, change is constant. As the Pinellas Planning Council and Metropolitan Planning Organization, Forward Pinellas strives to bring everyone together to serve the needs of our community and create a vision for the future.

With coordination of 25 local governments, almost 975,000 residents, and more than six million visitors each year, Forward Pinellas enables seamless transportation and redevelopment that provides opportunity for people and communities to thrive.

How We’re Helping Pinellas Move Forward
About Forward Pinellas

What We Do

Plans

Guiding our programs and projects

Programs

Determining which projects are funded

Projects

Moving our community forward

Forward Pinellas by the Numbers

Fatal Crashes
in 2020

See how we are working together
toward zero deaths

Trail Users
in 2020

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Trails & Bikeways near you

Households living in
single-family homes

Learn more about how we’re ensuring
affordable homes for everyone

Upcoming Events

CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE (CAC) MEETING

The actions of the CAC are guided by its vision for “a community-driven, modern transportation system that is safe, provides equitable access, and efficient mobility options in support of a sustainable, healthy, livable, and economically vibrant region.” Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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TECHNICAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE (TCC) HYBRID MEETING

The TCC makes recommendations on a variety of planning issues based on their technical merit. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE (LGC) MEETING

The legislative committee prepares legislative priority positions, monitors active legislation, and discusses a range of potential concerns and issues related to state and federal legislative affairs. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status.

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FORWARD PINELLAS BOARD MEETING

Forward Pinellas is governed by a 13-member board of elected officials. These officials represent municipal governments, the Board of County Commissioners and the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority. Public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or family status. 

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SPOTlight

In 2015, our board decided on three Strategic Planning & Operations Topics or SPOTlight areas that require strongly coordinated improvements in transportation and land use to foster economic opportunity, enhance community sustainability and leverage partnerships with the public and private sector.
Enhancing Beach Access

Finding a reliable, comfortable, and safe means of transportation to and along the Gulf beaches

Gateway Master Plan

Building a connected “Gateway” and economic engine for Pinellas

A vision fo US 19

Envisioning a safe, unique, and accessible story for the corridor

In Our Community

Forward Pinellas Named 2020 Planning Organization of the Year

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL  —-  Forward Pinellas is grateful to be named the 2020 Planning Organization of the Year from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). During the virtual Excellence in…

Forward Pinellas Board Adopts Safe Streets Pinellas Action Plan

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  Did you know that two people are killed or seriously injured every day on our roadways in Pinellas County on average? The Forward Pinellas Board is…

Forward Pinellas Board Recognizes March 2021 as Florida Bike Month

PINELLAS COUNTY, FL —-  In an effort to promote bike safety and celebrate the many benefits of bicycling the Forward Pinellas Board recognizes March 2021 as Florida Bike Month. With…

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The success of Forward Pinellas involves everyone, from our stakeholders, to our board members, neighborhoods, and local partners. We need your help to keep moving Pinellas forward!

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