The HRTPO is directly responsible for project selection and allocation of funds under two federal funding programs – the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement Program and the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP). The competitive process used to select projects to receive funds from these two programs has been approved by the HRTPO Board and is documented in the Guide to the HRTPO CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process.
CMAQ is primarily used to fund projects that help improve air quality, while RSTP may be used to fund a wide range of transportation projects.
The HRTPO conducts the CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process annually, allocating funds through the end of the State’s next Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP). Since the next SYIP will be for FY 2016 – FY 2021, this year’s CMAQ/RSTP process selected projects to receive allocations in FY 2021.
A November 20, 2014 newsletter article detailed the projects selected and funding allocations approved by the HRTPO Board during its November 2014 meeting. During that meeting, the HRTPO Board approved FY 2021 allocations of approximately $14.2 million on fourteen CMAQ projects and approximately $26.8 million on nine RSTP projects.
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process 2014 report summarizes the project selection work for 2014. The report includes all of the projects that were proposed for funding, information on the scoring and ranking of those candidate projects, the list of projects ultimately selected for funding, and the amounts of FY 2021 CMAQ or RSTP funds that were allocated to each of the selected projects. The appendices of the report include all of the project evaluation worksheets.
The final report is available under Technical Reports on the HRTPO website at:
http://www.hrtpo.org/page/technical-reports/. Look for report ID T15-02.