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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

June 12, 2020: On June 10, 2020, the Forward Pinellas Board approved the results of Procurement #20-02 Forward Pinellas Crash Data, Traffic Counts and Level of Service Database Program and authorized the executive director to negotiate and execute an agreement beginning with the top ranked firm (Tindale Oliver), followed by the next ranking firm (GPI)… Read more »

Forward Pinellas Seeking Competitive Proposals for Planning Consultants

July 9, 2020: On July 8, 2020, the Forward Pinellas Board approved selecting the top 20 firms from Procurement #20-01 Forward Pinellas Planning Consultants and to proceed with agreement negotiations. 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… 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 »

Forward Pinellas to hold Information Session for Planning Consultant Procurement

Updated 2/5/2020: A video of the virtual information session is available on YouTube. Forward Pinellas is preparing to release a procurement in 2020 for on-call planning consultants. In advance of the procurement, Forward Pinellas will hold a virtual information session on February 4, 2020 at 1:30 pm. All are welcome to attend. The information session… Read more »