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Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting July 16, 2015

Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting July 16, 2015

The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia
 

1.     Call to Order
  The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 10:34 a.m.
 
2.     Approval of Agenda
The Board approved the agenda.
 
WORKSHOP AGENDA
 
3.     Commonwealth Transportation Board Members Comments and Updates
Mr. John Malbon reported that at the most recent CTB meeting, an agreement was ratified which eliminates tolling on the MLK Freeway Extension in Portsmouth.  He announced that the funding for the toll elimination is derived from the U.S. 460 Corridor Improvements Project and that provisions are in place to ease the financial pressure of tolling to needy residents of Portsmouth. Mr. Malbon also stated that the House Bill 2 (HB2) Prioritization Process scoring will begin in August.
 
4.     Virginia Department of Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Dawn Odom stated that three firms have been short listed in the bidding process for the I-64 Peninsula Widening – Segment II project. She also stated that two workshops were held recently within the region pertaining to applicant responsibilities for the HB2 Prioritization Process.  Ms. Odom announced that there will be an HB2 online application training workshop held at the VDOT District offices in Suffolk on July 30, 2015 with a makeup date scheduled for August 5, 2015.
 
5.     Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Amy Inman reported that DRPT continues to work with VDOT, the Office of the Secretary of Transportation, and Grantees to develop projects for submittal under the HB2 Prioritization Process.
 
6.     Military Liaisons Comments and Updates
Captain Pat Rios thanked VDOT for the opportunity to be a cooperating agency on the Hampton Roads Crossing Study SEIS.
 
Col. Joseph Laudner had no comments or updates.
 
7.     Nominating Committee Appointments
Chair Price requested that the same members who previously served on the Nominating Committee   reconvene to prepare a slate of candidates for HRTPO Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary to be brought back to the HRTPO Board in October. The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
8.     State of Transportation in Hampton Roads
Mr. Keith Nichols briefed the HRTPO Board on the draft State of Transportation in Hampton Roads report which details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in Hampton Roads. The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
 
 
9.     Regional Performance Measures – FY 2015 Update
Dr. Robert Case briefed the HRTPO Board on the FY 2015 Regional Performance Measures (RPM) Update.  He highlighted the RPM values utilizing the latest data available. The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
10. Hampton Roads Crossing Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) Update: VDOT
Ms. Angel Deem briefed the HRTPO Board on the status of the Hampton Roads Crossing SEIS which is to evaluate new information regarding resource impacts and alternatives stemming from the March 2001 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the June 2001 Record of Decision on the study area. Ms. Deem announced Citizen Information meetings scheduled for July 21, 2015 in Norfolk and July 22, 2015 in Hampton. The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
11. HRTPO Guidance on House Bill 2
Mr. Mike Kimbrel briefed the HRTPO Board on the draft HRTPO Guidance on House Bill 2 document, which specifies the role of the HRTPO in the HB2 prioritization process.  This item was included in the meeting agenda for approval under item #17-J.
 
ACTION ITEMS AGENDA
 
12. Public Comment Period (limit 3 minutes per individual)
A citizen from Norfolk discussed his concern over a recent incident in Norfolk that involved the blocking of Granby Street by a train.
 
13. Transcribed Public Comments from Previous HRTPO Meeting
This item was for informational purposes.
 
14. Submitted Public Comments
There were two submitted public comments.
 
15. FY 2016 Budget – Staff Performance Compensation
A.    FY 2016 Budget – Staff Performance Adjustment
The HRTPO Board approved the pay adjustments.
B.    Evaluation of Interim Executive Director
The HRTPO Board approved the additional compensation specified in amended agenda item #15B handed out during the meeting.
 
16. HRPDC/HRTPO Joint Personnel and Budget Committee Appointments
The HRTPO Board approved the appointments to the Joint Personnel and Budget Committee.
 
17. Approval of Consent Items
The HRTPO Board approved the Consent Agenda items.
 
18. HRTPO Board Three-Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes.
 
19. Correspondence of Interest
This item was for informational purposes.
 
 
20. Minutes of HRTPO Committee Meetings
 This item was for informational purposes.
 
21. For Your Information
This item was for informational purposes.
 
22. Old/New Business
Ms. Ann Seward, Isle of Wight County Administrator, requested that the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC) convene to discuss the $1 billion in unallocated funds associated with the HRTPO 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan.
 
ADJOURNMENT

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