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HRTPO Board Approves New Transportation Improvement Program

HRTPO Board Approves New Transportation Improvement Program

The HRTPO Board approved a new Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for fiscal years (FY) 2012-2015 at their June 16th meeting.  The TIP is a multi-year program for the implementation of surface transportation projects within the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area (MPA). The TIP contains all federally-funded and/or regionally significant projects that require an action by the Federal Highway Administration or the Federal Transit Administration. Before any federally funded and/or regionally significant surface transportation project can be built in the MPA, it must be included in the current TIP that has been approved by the HRTPO.

The FY 2012-2015 TIP represents an overhaul of the document to significantly improve access to project information including funding allocations, scheduled obligations, and expenditures, as well as accompanying maps identifying project locations.  The new format will improve transparency of the TIP and enhance the capability of HRTPO staff to monitor the status of projects in Hampton Roads. 

Public participation was encouraged  throughout the development of the FY 2012-2015 TIP.  The draft project list for the TIP was made available for public review and comment from February 23, 2011 through March 9, 2011.  The draft TIP document was made available for public review from April 27, 2011 through May 16, 2011.  A special outreach strategy placed the draft TIP document and an associated poster in 56 public libraries throughout Hampton Roads.  The draft TIP document was presented to the HRTPO Board and its advisory committees, including the Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee and the Technical Transportation Advisory Committee.

To view the HRTPO FY 2012-2015 TIP, please click here.

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