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Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting December 15, 2011

Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting December 15, 2011

Action Summary
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting
December 15, 2011
The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia

1.    CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at approximately 10:50 a.m.

2.    HRTPO RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION
The HRTPO Board recognized Board of Supervisor Members Mr. Christian D. "Buddy" Rilee, Mr. Stan D. Clark and Mr. Bruce C. Goodson, representatives for Gloucester County, Isle of Wight County and James City County for their contributions to the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.

3.    PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
There were no public comments.

4.    COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEMBER COMMENT PERIOD
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) member Aubrey Layne expressed that he hopes the HRTPO Board continues to maintain united as the CTB members look to this entity for guidance.  Mr. Layne also indicated that although there are a number of regional projects in need of funding, the Hampton Roads region has received more transportation dollars than in decades.

5.    SUBMITTED PUBLIC COMMENTS
Submitted written public comments were provided to the HRTPO Board.

6.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA
At the request of Mr. Dwight Farmer, HRTPO Executive Director, Agenda Item #13 CTB Evaluation of Local Maintenance Payments was moved to the beginning of the Regular Agenda.  The amended Agenda was approved.

CONSENT AGENDA:
Agenda items under the Consent Agenda were approved by the HRTPO Board.

7.    Minutes
8.    FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program: Suffolk
9.    FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program: Reallocation of RSTP Funds


REGULAR AGENDA:
13.    CTB Evaluation of Local Maintenance Payments
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board agreed to provide comments to VDOT.

10.    HRTPO Business Transportation Advisory Committee
This item was for discussion.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

11.    Recommended CMAQ Projects and Allocations
The HRTPO Board approved the CMAQ projects and allocations as described in the attachment as well as the associated TIP Amendments to account for the changes in FY 2012 through FY 2015 CMAQ allocations on current CMAQ projects.

12.    Regional Safety Study – General Crash Data and Trends Update 2011
The HRTPO Board approved the report.

14.    Route 58 Lane Reversal Alternatives for Evacuation Project
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board agreed to provide comments to VDOT.

15.    HRTPO Freight Transportation Advisory Committee Outreach Video
The HRTPO Board agreed to disseminate the video via locality/agency websites and/or local public service television channels.

16.    2034 Long-Range Transportation Plan: Draft Report
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

17.    I-264 Corridor Crash Study
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board agreed to provide comments to VDOT.

18.    Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Amy Inman reported on the Amtrak Virginia: Next Stop Norfolk project construction progress.

19.    HRTPO Board Action Items: Three-Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.  Mr. Dwight Farmer, HRTPO Executive Director, indicated that the HRTPO 2012 Retreat typically scheduled for the month of February has been tentatively scheduled for May 2012.

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

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

22.    Old/New Business
Captain Mary Jackson, United States Navy, indicated that Rear Admiral Townsend G. Alexander Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, has requested to brief the HRTPO Board at its January 2012 meeting.  Mr. Dwight Farmer, HRTPO Executive Director, reported that representatives from VDOT are scheduled to brief the HRTPO Board at its January 2012 meeting on the latest developments of the Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/MLK Freeway Extension PPTA project.

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