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HRTPO Receives Findings of Planning Certification Review

HRTPO Receives Findings of Planning Certification Review

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently conducted a joint Planning Certification Review of the Hampton Roads Transportation Management Area. The review covered the period from 2008 through 2012. The purpose of the certification review was to determine if the HRTPO’s metropolitan transportation planning process adequately addresses major issues facing Hampton Roads in accordance with applicable Federal regulations, and also assesses the cooperative planning process between the HRTPO, transit operators, local governments, and state agencies.

At the November 15, 2012 HRTPO Board meeting, findings of the Certification Review were presented by Ivan Rucker, FHWA,  Contained in a report, the findings were jointly prepared by the FHWA and the FTA and summarized the Federal team’s findings on how the HRTPO currently addresses specific planning elements under the metropolitan planning regulations. The report identified 16 commendations and 11 recommendations for improvement as well as notable planning practices and accomplishments by the HRTPO since the last certification review conducted in 2008.  Most of the recommendations are not regulations; however, reflect national interest and trends and were intended to assist the HRTPO in its efforts to effectively meet Federal planning requirements. 

To view the 2012 HRTPO Quadrennial Federal Certification Review, click here.

To view the 2012 HRTPO Hampton Roads Certification Appendix, click here.

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