|Amendments Would Fund Walk/Bike Safety Outreach and a New Passenger Ferry Grant
|Tampa, FL – The Hillsborough Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) will consider two amendments to the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years 2022/23 – 2026/27 to fund a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) project for Walk/Bike Safety Outreach and a HART New Passenger Ferry Grant.
The FDOT Walk/Bike Safety Outreach project will use technology such as GPS and wi-fi to send safety messages about the dangers of speeding to road users on the High Injury Network, a series of Vision Zero corridors with the greatest number of fatalities and serious injuries per mile. The HART New Passenger Ferry Grant will add capital funds from a recently awarded US Department of Transportation grant. HART will use the funds to purchase a new ferry to serve the route from Downtown Tampa to St. Petersburg.
The TPO will consider the amendments at its board meeting on October 12, 2022, at 10 a.m. The public can comment on the amendment through October 11 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; mail to Hillsborough TPO, Attn: Cheryl Wilkening, 601 E. Kennedy Blvd., 18th Floor, Tampa 33602; voicemail one week in advance of the meeting to 813-272-5940 (press 9); or social media by posting on the TPO Facebook page.
To review the amendments, visit bit.ly/3BZZATx. For inquiries, contact Connor MacDonald at email@example.com or 813-946-5334.
|About the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
|The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of upcoming transportation projects covering at least five years. The TPO develops the TIP in cooperation with the state of Florida and public transit providers. Every year, the Hillsborough TPO adopts a new TIP based on the latest Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Work program. To see the most recent approved TIP or to learn more, visitplanhillsborough.org/transportation-improvement-program-tip/.