The public participation and notification processes of the HRTPO satisfy the individual public participation policies of HRTPO planning partners in accordance with Federal regulations and guidelines. To view Public Notice Translations, Access to LEP and Accessibility Guidelines and more, click here
The HRTPO will strive to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. Contact Kendall Miller, Public Involvement / Title Administrator at (757) 420-8300 for more information.
HRTPO FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, is considering requests to amend the HRTPO FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The amendment process includes an opportunity for public review and comment.
The proposed TIP amendments, as well as the current TIP in its entirety, can be viewed via the links below.
All interested parties are encouraged to review the proposed revisions and send comments to Mike Kimbrel, Principal Transportation Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake November 13, 2013.
DRAFT Regional Procedures for Planned Closures at River Crossings
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFT Regional Procedures for Planned Closures at River Crossings.
In response to the traffic congestion at open crossings resulting from the simultaneous closings of the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) and James River Bridge (JRB) in September 2012, HRTPO staff lead the operators of key river crossings in Hampton Roads—via the Hampton Roads Transportation Operations (HRTO) subcommittee of the HRTPO Board’s Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC)—in the preparation of a regional procedures document for planned closures at these crossings for maintenance and construction. The document covers procedures for fifteen river crossings and the five agencies which operate them.
The purpose of this document is to enable operators to periodically close river crossings as necessary without causing travelers in Hampton Roads to either approach a crossing and find it closed, or to approach an affected parallel crossing and find it overly congested. These regional procedures recommend and describe calculation of the traffic impact of closures and communication between—on one hand—the subject operator and—on the other hand—the other operators and the public. An important element of the suggested communication between operators is to inform the other operators—via notices in Outlook (email/calendar software)—of planned closures to prevent multiple simultaneous closures from happening accidentally. Note that, having been developed in response to the September 2012 traffic congestion caused by simultaneous closures, these procedures do not address the economic impact of the temporary closure of river crossings.
To help the operators calculate the expected traffic impact of candidate closures as suggested by these procedures, HRTPO staff prepared an aid document with calculation steps and supporting data. To ease the execution of such impact calculations, HRTPO staff also prepared an electronic spreadsheet that automates these impact calculations.
Click Here to view a copy of the draft document.
All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Dr. Robert Case at email@example.com or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft report is November 20, 2013.