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HRTPO Concludes 3 Day Certification Review

HRTPO Concludes 3 Day Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in partnership with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), conducted a 3-day Federal Certification Review of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO). Ending on Thursday, March 22, 2012, the Certification Review was conducted in order to determine if the HRTPO’s transportation planning and programming process adequately addresses major issues facing Hampton Roads, in accordance with applicable Federal regulations. The cooperative planning process between the HRTPO, transit operators, local governments and state agencies, was also assessed.

A public meeting on the evening of Tuesday, March 20th, kicked off the 3 - day certification review. Citizens and stakeholders of Hampton Roads came together over a four hour period to learn about the role that the FHWA and FTA play in the HRTPO’s transportation planning and programming process, and the Federal certification process itself. The public was invited to share their opinions and concerns directly with the FHWA and FTA. To view video of the public meeting, click here.

Over the course of 3 days, the certification team engaged the HRPTO in a series of Question-Answer sessions covering a range of topics from the HRTPO’s Public Involvement process, to the many programs and projects facilitated by the HRTPO including Congestion Management, Freight, Long Range Planning, and the Transportation Improvement Process. HRTPO staff made a series of presentations on these topics as well. To view the presentations made during the certification review, click here.

Findings of the certification review will be presented to the HRTPO in June of 2012. Once those findings have been received, they will be made available to the public via the HRTPO website. For questions about the Federal Certification Review, contact Ms. Kendall Miller, Public Involvement and Title VI Administrator at (757) 420-8300.

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