By: Keith Nichols, PE, Senior Transportation Engineer
HRTPO has recently released the latest version of the State of Transportation in Hampton Roads report. The State of Transportation 2013 report details the current status of all facets of the transportation system in Hampton Roads, including air, rail, water, and highways. Many aspects of the highway system are highlighted, including roadway usage, bridge conditions, costs of congestion, commuting characteristics, roadway safety, truck data, transit usage, bicycle and pedestrian facilities, highway funding, and operations. The State of Transportation 2013 report also includes comparisons between Hampton Roads and other metropolitan areas throughout the United States in order to show how various aspects of the regional transportation system are performing.
One interesting note in this version of the State of Transportation report is that roadway travel in Hampton Roads has decreased in recent years. Using data from over 50 locations throughout Hampton Roads where traffic counts are collected continuously throughout the entire year, roadway travel peaked in Hampton Roads in 2006 and decreased 4.4% between the peak and 2012.
Other highlights in the report include:
The State of Transportation 2013 report is produced annually as part of the region’s Congestion Management Process (CMP). The Congestion Management Process is an on-going process that identifies, develops, evaluates, and implements transportation strategies to enhance mobility regionwide. This report is also produced as part of the HRTPO’s Regional Performance Measures effort.
The State of Transportation 2013 draft report is available for public review and comment through May 1, 2013. You may access the draft Hampton Roads State of Transportation report by clicking on the following link:
All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Keith Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.