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Action Summary HRTPO Board Meeting June 20, 2013

Action Summary HRTPO Board Meeting June 20, 2013

Action Summary
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting
June 20, 2013
The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia

 
1.     Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 10:40 a.m.
 
2.     Approval of Agenda
At the request of Mr. Farmer, Workshop Agenda Item #7 and Consent Agenda Item #12-M were removed from the agenda.  The Amended Agenda was approved.
 
WORKSHOP AGENDA
3.     Commonwealth Transportation Board Member Comments and Updates
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) members Mr. Ellis, Mr. Layne, and Mr. Miller briefed the HRTPO Board on the actions of the June 20, 2013 CTB meeting. They stated that the CTB approved the $15.7 billion FY 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program, which included substantial allocations to the Hampton Roads District.
 
4.     Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Stock indicated that the six-month ridership data for the Norfolk Amtrak service would be released soon.  She also reported that the CTB approved FY 2014-2019 Six-Year Improvement Program includes $2.9 billion for the Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), a 23% increase from the previous program.  She indicated that this program now provides a dedicated source of funding for the Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Fund (IPROC), which will allow the continuation and expansion of passenger rail, specifically mentioning the addition of trains 2 and 3 for the Norfolk-Washington route, as well as the capital funds for the track performance improvements to the Newport News-Richmond route.  Ms. Stock also reported that the City of Newport News and DRPT are reviewing plans for the Newport News multi-modal station.
 
5.     Military Liaisons Comments and Updates
Captain Culler extended an invitation to the members of the HRTPO Board to tour the Naval Station Norfolk installation in August 2013.  He reported that the civilian personnel furlough is expected to take into effect in July, which may have an impact on traffic.
 
6.     HRTPO Legislative Ad-Hoc Committee: Next Steps
Chair Ward requested two volunteers/elected officials from the HRTPO Board to sit in for Mayor Johnson and Mayor Price at the upcoming June 27, 2013 Legislative Ad-Hoc Committee meeting.  Mayor Krasnoff and Mr. Shepperd volunteered to attend this Committee meeting.
 
7.     Memoranda of Agreement: Franklin, Southampton, and Surry
Mr. Farmer briefed the HRTPO Board on the ongoing coordination between the HRTPO, Federal Highway Administration, and the Virginia Department of Transportation to develop memoranda of agreement between the affected non-member localities.  Mr. Farmer indicated that there were some outstanding regulatory concerns that needed to be addressed and recommended this item be deferred until the July HRTPO Board meeting. This item was removed from the Agenda.
 
8.     I-64 Peninsula Widening: HRTPO Preferred Alternative
Mr. Farmer briefed the HRTPO Board on the resolution brought to the HRTPO Board for consideration and approval on the HRTPO preference of the VDOT 6-Lane Option Segments 1 and 2 (Jefferson Avenue/Exit 255 to Humelsine Parkway/Exit 242) for immediate and intermediate congestion relief on I-64 Peninsula.  This resolution also indicated that the HRTPO Board’s expressed support for this option would not preclude the I-64 Peninsula 8-Lane expansion or future associated funding.  This item was under the Consent Agenda for approval.
 
9.     Hampton Roads Crossing: HRTPO Preferred Alternative
Chair Ward briefed the HRTPO Board on a resolution brought to the HRTPO Board for consideration and approval on the Hampton Roads Crossing HRTPO preferred alternative.  The resolution reaffirms the HRTPO action of July 1997 endorsing the construction of the Third Crossing in phases, as well as endorses the continued maintenance of the existing Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) and the study of the feasibility of congestion pricing on the HRBT and Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel.  This item was under the Consent Agenda for approval.
 
ACTION ITEMS AGENDA
10.  Public Comment Period
A resident from the City of Norfolk spoke of the planning and development of the light rail extension.  A resident from the City of Hampton expressed his concerns regarding the expansion of the HRBT and the impact it could have on the neighborhoods of the City of Hampton.
 
11.  Submitted Public Comments
One submitted public comment was included in the Agenda Packet.  There were no additional submitted public comments.
 
12.  Approval of Consent Items
Agenda items under the Consent Agenda were approved by the HRTPO Board, excluding Item 12-M.  Agenda Item 12-M was deferred to the HRTPO Board July 2013 meeting.
 
13.  HRTPO Board Three-Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
14.  Correspondence of Interest
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
15.  Minutes of the HRTPO Board Committees
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
There was no new business.
 
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