by: Theresa K. Jones, Transportation Engineer
The time has come for the Hampton Roads region’s long-range transportation plan (LRTP) to be updated and the HRTPO staff is currently in the process of updating the current LRTP to the horizon year of 2040. In order to ensure that the LRTP reflects the citizens and priorities of Hampton Roads, HRTPO conducted a non-scientific survey from October 10, 2012 to December 31, 2012. The survey provided an opportunity for the public to voice their opinion on the region’s transportation system and allowed HRTPO to gain public and stakeholder input during the early stages of developing the 2040 LRTP.
The 2040 LRTP Visioning Survey was made up of a mix of 20 multiple choice questions and open-ended questions covering an array of topics in regards to Hampton Roads and its transportation system. These topics include regional issues, top transportation problems, effective methods in reducing congestion, funding, and a vision of Hampton Roads in 2040.
During the analysis of the survey responses, HRTPO noticed that many respondents expressed similar opinions on public transportation, light rail, active transportation, and transportation modal choices. For example, the study showed that many respondents want to use public transportation to get around Hampton Roads, but they will not use it if transit commute times are not competitive with other forms of transportation.
This report contains a summary of the results, key findings, and a summary of next steps in developing the 2040 LRTP.
The Hampton Roads Long-Range Transportation Plan: Visioning Survey draft report is now available for public review and comment through July 17th, 2013. You may access the draft report by clicking here.
All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Theresa K. Jones, Transportation Engineer at firstname.lastname@example.org.