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Public Notices 

The HRTPO public involvement and community outreach process provides the review of transportation plans and programs as they are being developed and as they go into HRTPO’s approval process.  The opportunity to review and comment on the documents, plans and programs is advertised through the HRTPOcial medi website, soa, media advisories to regional news providers, messages to HRTPO’s list of interested parties, distribution to the member jurisdictions, advertisements at the office location, and via mail to partner organizations for posting at their locations.  The HRTPO provides a public review and comment period of no less than 14 days for LRTP and TIP updates, the associated regional Conformity Analyses (RCA) for Air Quality,and special studies and reports developed by the HRTPO staff.

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, Principal Administrator of Public Involvement & Title VI at (757) 420-8300 or kmiller@hrtpo.org for more information. 


State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2015: DRAFT Report

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFT State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2015 Report.

The Hampton Roads State of Transportation report details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in Hampton Roads, including air, rail, water, and highways.  Many aspects of the highway system are highlighted, including roadway usage, bridge conditions, costs of congestion, commuting characteristics, roadway safety, truck data, transit usage, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, highway funding, and operations.  Historical trends and new developments are highlighted, and Hampton Roads is compared with other large metropolitan areas. 

This report is updated annually and is produced as part of the region’s Congestion Management Process (CMP).  The Congestion Management Process is an on-going process that identifies, develops, evaluates, and implements transportation strategies to enhance mobility regionwide.  This report is also produced as part of the HRTPO’s Performance Management effort.

Click Here to view a copy of the draft State of Transportation in Hampton Roads 2015 document. 

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Mr. Keith Nichols at knichols@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft report is July 29th, 2015.


 

Citizen Input Opportunity:
HRTPO CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process 
 

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, is responsible for selecting and allocating funds to transportation projects under two federal funding sources – the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) improvement program and the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP).

Although official CMAQ and RSTP project submissions must come from local governments, local transit agencies, or state transportation agencies, the citizens of Hampton Roads are invited to recommend project ideas to be considered for submission by those entities.  All project ideas sent in by the public will be acknowledged and forwarded to the appropriate locality, local transit agency, or state transportation agency for consideration and possible submission.

To help ensure that the necessary information is included with all project ideas sent in by the public, a one-page form has been prepared.  To access the form, please click on the following link:

CMAQ/RSTP Form for Public

For information on the CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process, including guidance on eligible projects, please click on the following link:

CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process

All interested parties are encouraged to send project ideas to the HRTPO staff via Mike Kimbrel, Principal Transportation Engineer, at mkimbrel@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.  Project ideas will be forwarded to the appropriate locality or agency for consideration and possible submission.  The deadline for sending in project proposals is July 31, 2015.


 

DRAFT- Mode Choices of Millennials: How Different? How Enduring?

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFT Mode Choices of Millennials: How Different? How Enduring?report.

The purpose of this document is twofold. First, we determine whether, in fact, workers of the Millennial generation do have high usage of alternative transportation modes (including bike, walk, and transit). Second, we predict whether that behavior is expected to continue in the future.  

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 either rcase@hrtpo.org or 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments on this draft report is August 14, 2015.


 

Citizen Input Opportunity:
Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology Tool

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has developed the Title VI/Environmental Justice (EJ) Methodology Tool. 

This tool will provide the citizens of Hampton Roads a comprehensive look at Title VI/EJ communities within our region and the potential impacts of transportation projects on these areas.

Users can use this tool to learn about the guiding principles of Title VI and EJ and the potential adverse effects that EJ seeks to prevent in these communities.  An interactive EJ Score map allows the public to locate areas that are home to multiple EJ communities.  Transportation Improvement Program projects and Long-Range Transportation Plan candidate projects are also added to this map providing users with complete transparency concerning projects occurring in EJ communities.

Click Here to view the Title VI/EJ Methodology Tool.

All interested parties are encouraged to view and test the tool and send comments to Mr. James McNamara at jmcnamara@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.  Due to the extreme importance and weight placed on the development of the Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology, the public comment period for this tool through August 31, 2015. 


 

Hampton Roads 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan:
Candidate Project Evaluation Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology: DRAFT Report

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFTHampton Roads 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan: Candidate Project Evaluation Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology report. 

This report will be included in a compendium of documents that will compose the completed 2040 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  This information has been shared with the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) and the LRTP Subcommittee. 

This report analyzes all 2040 Candidate Projects using the HRTPO’s newly developed Title VI/Environmental Justice (EJ) methodology.  The study identifies EJ communities based on nine indicators and then assesses the potential impact of LRTP candidate projects upon these communities.  This information will be used in part to help guide the HRTPO’s public participation strategies with our 2040 Public Involvement program.

Click Here to view a copy of the Hampton Roads 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan: Candidate Project Evaluation Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology report.

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Mr. James McNamara at jmcnamara@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320.  Due to the extreme importance and weight placed on the development of the Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology, the public comment period for this draft report has been extended through August 31, 2015.