As the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for Hampton Roads, the HRTPO is required to develop and maintain the region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The HRTPO is currently updating the LRTP to a horizon year of 2045. The plan serves as the transportation blueprint, identifying all regionally significant projects over the next 24-years. The development of the 2045 LRTP for the past five years has been based on a collaborative process involving many regional stakeholders and the public to identify, prioritize, and fiscally constrain needed transportation investments. Based on analysis using the Regional Scenario Planning Framework and the HRTPO Project Prioritization Tool, the 2045 LRTP identifies $17 Billion to maintain the existing transportation system and an additional $13.7 Billion for multimodal projects and studies that will help improve the movement of people and goods.
As part of Federal requirements, a Regional Conformity Assessment (RCA) on the 2045 LRTP and 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program was completed and submitted to the Federal Highway Administration for review. A joint FHWA/FTA finding of conformity was received on May 19, 2021.
The 2045 LRTP is documented through a series of reports, which are available on the 2045 LRTP webpage. The remaining three draft reports in this series include:
This public notice is to request public review and comment on the remaining DRAFT 2045 LRTP reports: Plan Performance, Regional Transportation Vision Plan, and Public Involvement Documentation (available via the links above).
All interested parties are encouraged to review the DRAFT reports and send comments to Ms. Dale M. Stith, Principal Transportation Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 by close of business on June 8, 2021.