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News Brief - November 18, 2009
The December 9th Public Hearing to approve the cost affordable 2035 Transportation Plan is rapidly approaching, and we're well into the official 30-day public comment period that precedes it. We're continuing to work closely with you and our planning partners to collect comments on the Draft Cost Affordable 2035 Transportation Plan.
Last Tuesday, November 10th, we held our first Town Call meeting.  Moderator Jack Harris was joined on the panel discussion by our MPO Chair, Temple Terrace Mayor Joe Affronti, Sr., Tampa City Councilman John Dingfelder, and MPO Executive Director Ray Chiaramonte.  More than 3,800 people participated in the Town Call meeting!  Polling questions were asked during the call.  Question 3 results (below), asked near the end of the call, show that 65% of the respondents are in favor of the direction of the draft plan.  More preliminary call results are posted under Get Involved on

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Our goal is to provide you with as much information about the plan and as many opportunities to weigh in on the plan as possible. Here are some things you can do now:

Participate in Thursday's
Town Call Meeting!

Join Moderator Jack Harris, MPO Executive Director Ray Chiaramonte, Hillsborough County Commissioner Mark Sharpe and Plant City City Manager Greg Horwedel on November 19th.  40,000 registered voters in Plant City and unincorporated Hillsborough County will be called and invited to join at 7:00 p.m.  If you are not called directly and wish to join in, please call in toll-free at 1-877-229-8493.  The ID code to connect to the teleconference is 15177, followed by the pound (#) key.  If it's busy, keep trying.  We'll be live for an hour.
Watch the 2035 Vision Video:

Children are asking all the right questions about the Vision for 2035. This must-see video, narrated by WFLA's Jack Harris, puts into perspective the importance of investing in a sustainable future with a multi-modal transportation plan. Check out to see the video.
Record your comments toll-free: 1-888-777-5730

Read about the Plan in our Newsletter:
This issue of The Fall 2009 Mobility Focus newsletter lays out the draft cost affordable 2035 Transportation Plan and includes a postage-paid comment card for your convenience.  Or simply hit the Take A Surveybutton on our web site to electronically submit your comments.

Save the Date! Plan to Attend:

Wednesday, December 9th at 6:00 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING to adopt the 2035 Long Range Transportation Plan, 601 East Kennedy Blvd, BOCC Chambers, 2nd Floor, Downtown Tampa

This meeting will be broadcast on HTV.  Call-in lines will be available during the LIVE broadcast only.

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Persons in need of special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act or who require interpreter services (free of charge) should contact Michele Ogilvie, 813/273-3774 ext. 317 or, at least 3 business days in advance of the 12/9/09 Public Hearing. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and other nondiscrimination laws, public participation is solicited without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability or family status.
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