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Draft FY 15-18 HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program Now Available

Draft FY 15-18 HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program Now Available

The Draft HRTPO FY 2015-2018 TIP document is now available for public review and comment.  You may access the Draft TIP by clicking on the following link: Draft FY 2015-2018 TIP.

The HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a financially-constrained, multi-year program for the implementation of surface transportation projects within the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). The TIP must contain all federally-funded and/or regionally-significant projects that require an action by the Federal Highway Administration or the Federal Transit Administration. 

The HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program includes:

  • Highway capacity improvements and road widenings;
  • Bridge replacements and maintenance;
  • Intersection improvements, signal equipment and signal timing upgrades;
  • Bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure improvements;
  • Public transportation projects such as light-rail extension studies, bus replacements and rebuilds, ridesharing program, transit routes and bus shelters;
  • Intercity passenger rail improvements and rail crossing upgrades.

Before any such project can be conducted or constructed in the MPA, it must be included in a current TIP that has been approved by the HRTPO Board.

The HRTPO, in coordination with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Hampton Roads Transit, Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, and the Cities and Counties of Hampton Roads, is in the process of developing a full update of the TIP.  The current TIP covers fiscal years (FY) 2012-2015, while the new TIP under development will cover FY 2015-2018.   

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft TIP document and send comments to Mike Kimbrel, Principal Transportation Engineer, at mkimbrel@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320. The deadline for comments is May 30, 2014.

Also, the HRTPO is conducting a survey related to the Draft FY 2015-2018 TIP. The survey will be open until June 12, 2014 and can be accessed by clicking here:  Draft FY 2015-2018 TIP Survey.    

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