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HRTPO Board Approves FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program

HRTPO Board Approves FY 2023 Unified Planning Work Program

FY2023UPWPCoverThe Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Board approved the agency’s new Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 on May 19, 2022.  The annual UPWP is a federally required document that serves as the organization’s “blueprint” detailing all the planned transportation planning work for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA) with its associated funding to be advanced in the region during the upcoming year.  FY 2023 will begin on July 1, 2022 and run through June 30, 2023.

The UPWP for has been developed by the HRTPO in cooperation with local public transit providers, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The update to the UPWP describes the mutual responsibilities of the aforementioned entities in carrying out the defined metropolitan transportation planning process for Hampton Roads. 

The FY 23 UPWP describes the work associated with HRTPO’s four main core functions – the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and Public Participation. The UPWP also includes the planning priorities identified by the HRTPO Board to ensure its vision and goals are addressed and better integrated into the HRTPO’s planning and programming work. The identified priorities for the FY2023 UPWP include:

  • Equity
  • Scenario Planning
  • Resilience of the Transportation System
  • Active Transportation
  • Increasing Safe and Accessible Transportation Options
  • Emerging Transportation Technologies

The FY23 UPWP also includes special studies that have been identified to assist HRTPO’s localities, agencies, and other stakeholders. Each work task in the FY 2023 UPWP is summarized with specific work elements, end products, schedules, and budgets.

A draft of the FY 23 UPWP was made available for public review and comment from April 6, 2022, through April 20, 2022. No comments were received. 

The HRTPO FY 2023 UPWP may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:

https://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/FY2023%20UPWP%20FINAL.pdf

 

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