Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) is the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads area. As such, it is a federally mandated transportation policy board comprised of representatives from local, state, and federal governments, transit agencies, and other stakeholders and is responsible for transportation planning and programming for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).
What is the current planning area boundary of the HRTPO?
At a minimum, a Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) must cover the urbanized area and contiguous geographic areas likely to become urbanized within the next 20 years. Currently, the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the counties of Isle of Wight, James City, and York; and a portion of Gloucester County are included in the MPA.
What is the total estimated population of the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area?
According to the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission and Weldon Cooper Center data, the estimated population within the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area is 1,672,067 as of July 1, 2009.