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 VI Administrator at (757) 420-8300 for more information.
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization
DRAFT FY 2015 UNIFIED PLANNING WORK PROGRAM
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) has produced the Draft Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for fiscal year 2015, which begins on July 1, 2014. The UPWP describes transportation planning work to be performed for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area by the HRTPO, the local public transportation operators (Hampton Roads Transit and Williamsburg Area Transit Authority), and the Virginia Department of Transportation. This public notice is to request public review and comment on the draft UPWP.
In addition to detailing the work associated with HRTPO core functions – the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and Public Participation – federal regulations state that the UPWP for MPOs designated as Transportation Management Areas (TMA) shall include a discussion of the planning priorities of the metropolitan planning area. It is in the determination of these planning priorities that the HRTPO Board ensures its vision and goals are carried forward in the UPWP. Establishing clear direction from the HRTPO Board regarding its priorities allows HRTPO staff to ensure that limited resources (manpower, funding) are properly allocated in the UPWP. The FY 2015 planning priorities for Hampton Roads are:
- Transportation Programming – Involves tracking transportation funds coming to Hampton Roads, selecting projects on which to allocate those funds, and monitoring the status of projects to help ensure transportation dollars are being used efficiently and effectively.
- Efficient, User-Focused Investments – It is vitally important to invest in transportation projects that provide the best return on investment with respect to congestion relief, safety, and economic vitality.
- Strengthening Multimodal Planning – Multimodal refers to the variety of available transportation options – highways, transit, freight and passenger rail, waterways, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, etc. – and how those modes are interconnected.
- Transportation Legislation and Policy – The HRTPO recognizes the importance of proactively advising state and national legislators regarding the positions of the HRTPO on developing legislation associated with transportation.
You may access the Draft FY 2015 UPWP by clicking on the following link:
The following are some highlights of the DRAFT FY 2015 UPWP:
You may also obtain a copy of the draft UPWP by contacting Mike Kimbrel, Principal Transportation Engineer, at the email address below or by phone at (757) 423-8300. All interested parties are encouraged to review the Draft FY 2015 UPWP and send comments to Mr. Kimbrel at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft is March 12, 2014.
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. The HRTPO fully complies with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related statutes and regulations in all programs and activities, and strives to provide reasonable accommodations and services for persons who require special assistance to participate in this public involvement opportunity. If you have any questions or would like further information regarding Public Involvement or Title VI at the HRTPO, contact Kendall Miller, Public Involvement & Title VI Administrator at (757) 420-8300, or email@example.com.
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 Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320, by March 12, 2014.