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Action Summary: Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting April 17, 2014

Action Summary: Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting April 17, 2014

Action Summary

Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting
April 17, 2014

The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia

1.     Call to Order

The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 10:30 a.m.

2.     Approval of Agenda

The agenda was approved.

 

WORKSHOP AGENDA

3.     Commonwealth Transportation Board Member Comments and Updates

Mr. Malbon stated that the draft FY 2015-2020 Six-Year Improvement Program had been presented to the CTB the previous day and that there is a $1.6 billion reduction compared to the previous (FY 2014-2019) SYIP.  He also noted that there would be a public hearing on the draft SYIP tonight here at the Regional Building.  Mr. Miller noted that the $1.6 billion reduction does not include the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund.  He also mentioned that some projects in the draft SYIP do not show allocations beyond the first year because those projects have been identified as likely being affected by the prioritization requirement in HB2.

4.     Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates

Ms. Mitchell stated that DRPT is working with the Transit Service Advisory Committee at relocating operating and capital funds.  The committee met on April 8, 2014 to look at operating funds and determined that the formula applied in FY 2014 is the formula they want to use moving forward.  This is the capital methodology they indicated to the CTB after the adoption of the SYIP in June 2013.  The procurement process for the Tier II EIS for Richmond to Potomac is scheduled to be completed in mid-June.

5.     Virginia Department of Transportation Comments and Updates

Mr. Utterback stated the I-64 Peninsula Widening project design public hearing is scheduled for April 30, 2014 at Woodside High School, 13450 Woodside Lane, Newport News, Virginia.  The public hearing will begin at 4:00 p.m.

6.     Military Liaisons Comments and Updates

None.

 

Governor McAuliffe Speech

 

Governor McAuliffe addressed the HRTPO Board, touching on several topics including the halting of work on the US 460 project, the new transportation funding made available as a result of HB2313, and the establishment of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission.

7.     Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission

Secretary Layne briefed the HRTPO Board on the purpose, responsibility, and authority of the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission.

8.     FY 2015 Budget

Ms. Collins briefed the HRTPO Board on the FY 2015 HRPDC/HRTPO Draft Budget.  This item was listed for approval under Consent Agenda Item #15-J.

9.     2014 TIGER Grant Proposals

Mr. Kimbrel briefed the HRTPO Board on the 2014 TIGER Discretionary Grants program, as well as the four project proposals submitted for HRTPO Board endorsement for the 2014 grant opportunity.   This item was listed for approval under Item #13.

10.  Transportation Alternatives Program: Selected Projects and Allocations

Mr. Kimbrel briefed the HRTPO Board on the FY 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program, including the projects and allocations recommended for HRTPO Board approval.  This item was listed for approval under Consent Agenda Item #14.

 

ACTION ITEMS AGENDA

11.  Public Comment Period

A citizen of Norfolk expressed concern about Virginia Beach considering a magnetic levitation proposal for extending light rail into the City.  He also expressed concern about regional air quality potentially changing due to the port’s growth and increased traffic activity.  The president of Tidewater Bicycle Association spoke about the South Hampton Roads Trail and about including bike trails adjacent to light rail lines.  The president of the Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance spoke on the importance of public transportation and offered Board members guided rides on public transit in the Region.

 12.  Submitted Public Comments

There were no submitted public comments.

 13.  TIGER 2014 Grant Proposals

The HRTPO Board endorsed the four submitted TIGER Grant proposals.

 14.  Transportation Alternatives Program: Selected Projects and Allocations

The HRTPO Board approved the four TAP projects and associated allocations.

 15.  Approval of Consent Items

The HRTPO Board approved the Consent Agenda items.

 16.  HRTPO Board Three-Month Tentative Schedule

This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.

 17.  Correspondence of Interest

This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.

18. Minutes of the HRTPO Board Committees

This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.

19. For Your Information

This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.

 20.  Old/New Business

There was no old or new business.

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

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