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Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting

Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting

July 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 10:42 a.m.

2.    HRTPO Resolution of Appreciation
The HRTPO Board bestowed a resolution of appreciation recognizing the Honorable John C. Miller of the Senate of Virginia for his contributions to the HRTPO.

3.    HRTPO Resolution of Condolence
The HRTPO Board bestowed a resolution to Messrs. James and David Bond expressing the profound condolences of the members of the HRTPO Board on the death of their sister, the Honorable Yvonne Bond Miller of the Senate of Virginia, for her contributions to the HRTPO.

4.    Approval of Agenda

At the request of Mr. Robert Barclay IV, a new item was added under Old/New Business to discuss the HRTPO Freight Transportation Advisory Committee (FTAC) Resolution endorsing the freight provisions of MAP-21, the new Federal transportation bill. The amended Agenda was approved.

WORKSHOP AGENDA
5.    Commonwealth Transportation Board Member Comments and Updates
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) members Mr. Aubrey Layne and Mr. Hollis D. Ellis briefed the HRTPO Board on the actions of the July 18, 2012 CTB meeting.  They noted that the CTB approved the formation of a 63-20 non-profit corporation for the U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements PPTA project.  They also noted that they were briefed on the new surface transportation federal legislation (MAP-21) as well as Senate Joint Resolution No. 297, which directs DRPT to undertake a study examining transit-related issues such as performance, prioritization, stability, and funding allocations.

6.    Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Thelma Drake briefly reported on the status of the Tier I Environmental Impact Statement for the Richmond/Hampton Roads Passenger Rail Study.  She also indicated that the CTB Rail Subcommittee is replacing two of its three members, and that the Amtrak Virginia: Next Stop Norfolk project is scheduled to open December 2012.  Ms. Drake added that the recommendations of the study prescribed in Senate Joint Resolution No. 297 will be brought to the General Assembly during the 2013 session.

7.    U.S. Route 460 Corridor Improvements Project: OTP3 Brief
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

8.    Fast Ferry Project Brief
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

9.    Military Commuter Survey
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this agenda item.

10.    Hampton Roads Regional Freight Study – 2012 Update
This item was deferred to the September HRTPO Board meeting.

ACTION ITEMS AGENDA
11.    Public Comment Period
There were no public comments.

12.    Submitted Public Comments
There were no submitted written public comments.

13.    Approval of Consent Items
Agenda items under the Consent Agenda were approved by the HRTPO Board.

14.    HRTPO Board Three-Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.

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

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

17.    Old/New Business
Mr. Robert Barclay, the HRTPO FTAC Co-Chair, briefed the HRTPO Board on the FTAC Resolution endorsing the freight provisions of MAP-21, the new federal transportation act, as well as directing FTAC to partner with Virginia’s Office of Intermodal Planning to take actions stated in the freight provisions of MAP-21, in order to strategically place Virginia in a leadership position for freight transportation and best position Virginia and Hampton Roads for future federal freight funding.  The HRTPO Board endorsed the FTAC resolution.

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