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Action Summary:Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting, January 19, 2012

Action Summary:Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting, January 19, 2012
The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia

1. CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at approximately 10:30 a.m.

2. HRTPO RESOLUTIONS OF APPRECIATION
The HRTPO Board recognized Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads President/CEO Mr. Philip A. Shucet for his contribution to the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization.

3. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
A member from the Sierra Club Observer addressed the HRTPO Board regarding the need for the Commonwealth to establish a revenue stream to address the region’s transportation needs.

4. COMMONWEALTH TRANSPORTATION BOARD MEMBER COMMENT PERIOD
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) members Mr. Aubrey Layne, Mr. W. Sheppard Miller III and Mr. Hollis D. Ellis briefed the HRTPO Board on the actions of the January 18, 2012 CTB meeting.  They indicated that the CTB approved the City of Chesapeake’s application for $152 million from the Virginia Transportation Infrastructure Bank to complete the project funding package for the Dominion Boulevard road and bridge construction project and the shift of funding allocations in order to advance the Richmond/Hampton Roads Intercity Passenger Rail project by 10 months.  The CTB members also indicated the CTB de-allocated approximately $17 million statewide under the Revenue Sharing Program for projects not initiated after two subsequent fiscal years of allocation as described by the Revenue Sharing Program guidelines.  The CTB members noted that approximately $5 million was de-allocated from projects in Hampton Roads.

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

6. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
At the request of the Chair, Agenda Item #8 FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program Amendment: VDOT was moved after Agenda Item #17 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
9. FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program: VDOT
10. HRTPO Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee: Membership
11. HRTPO CMAQ/RSTP Projects and Allocations 2011: Final Report

REGULAR AGENDA:
12. Military Briefing: U.S. Navy
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

13. Hampton Roads Long-Range Transportation Plan Adoption: Final Reports and Resolutions
The HRTPO Board approved the 2034 Long-Range Transportation Plan and associated resolution as well as the 2035 Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan and associated resolution.

14. FY 2013 Unified Planning Work Program: Establishing Planning Priorities
The HRTPO Board took no action on this item; however concurred on the following planning priorities: Transportation Funding, Military Transportation Needs, and Passenger Rail.  In addition, one member suggested that Freight and another member suggested that Regional Toll Impacts be considered for inclusion as regional planning priorities in the UPWP.

15. Project Priorities and Candidate P3 Projects
The HRTPO Board approved the list of regional priorities to be submitted during the development of the FY 2013-2018 Six-Year Improvement Program. The HRTPO Board also approved three regional projects to be submitted as candidate projects to advance under the PPTA.  In addition, the HRTPO Board directed the HRTPO Executive Director to coordinate with the city of Suffolk on the CenterPoint – Kenyon Connector project and with the city of Virginia Beach on the Virginia Beach Transit Extension to determine whether they are feasible candidate projects to advance under the PPTA in accordance with the Commonwealth transportation objectives and PPTA Implementation Manual screening criteria.

16. Downtown Tunnel/Midtown Tunnel/ MLK Freeway Extension Project: VDOT
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

8. FY 2012-2015 Transportation Improvement Program: VDOT
The HRTPO Board approved the TIP Amendment.

17. Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Amy Inman briefly reported on the CTB’s action to advance the Amtrak Virginia: Next Stop Norfolk project construction progress.

18. 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.

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

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

21. Old/New Business
There was no old/new business.

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