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The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes transportation planning work and associated funding for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  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 – the UPWP includes planning priorities identified by the HRTPO Board to ensure its vision and goals are addressed.

The UPWP for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, which begins on July 1, 2015 and runs through June 30, 2016, has been developed by the HRTPO in cooperation with local public transit providers, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.  The draft UPWP was made available for public review and comment from March 4, 2015 through March 18, 2015.  No comments were received.  The final version of the FY 2016 UPWP was approved by the HRTPO Board on April 16, 2015.

Notable activities in the FY 2016 UPWP include:

  • Project Prioritization – for the Long-Range Transportation Plan, as well as for project selection for funding under the:
    • Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ),
    • Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP), and
    • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP).
  • Safety and Security Planning – including a Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Study and accounting for sea-level rise in HRTPO planning and programming processes.
  • A Regional Freight Study
  • Issues associated with Multimodal Mobility, including:
    • Researching strategies for dedicated funding for public transportation,
    • Conducting an intermodal transportation connectivity gap analysis,
    • Researching the impacts of on-demand ride services, and
    • Determining the economic benefits of building signature paths.
  • Transportation Legislation and Policy – monitoring developing state and federal legislation related to transportation and producing the annual HRTPO Legislative Agenda.

The HRTPO FY 2016 UPWP may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:


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