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HRTPO Approves Its Work Program for FY 2019

HRTPO Approves Its Work Program for FY 2019

Cover for HRTPO FY 2019 UPWPThe Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes transportation planning work and associated funding for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA).  In addition to detailing the work associated with HRTPO core functions – the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and Public Participation – the UPWP includes planning priorities identified by the HRTPO Board to ensure its vision and goals are addressed.

The UPWP for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, which begins on July 1, 2018 and runs through June 30, 2019, has been developed by the HRTPO in cooperation with local public transit providers, the Virginia Department of Transportation, and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.  The draft UPWP was made available for public review and comment from April 4, 2018 through April 18, 2018.  Comments received, along with HRTPO staff responses to those comments, are included in the appendix of the document.  The final version of the FY 2019 UPWP was approved by the HRTPO Board on May 17, 2018.

Key planning activities in the FY 2019 UPWP include:

  • Resilience of the Transportation System
  • Scenario Planning
  • Active Transportation
  • Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Military Transportation Needs
  • Regional Transit Planning
  • Performance Measures and Targets

The FY 2019 UPWP also includes the following Special Studies:

  • Regional Connectors Study
  • Route 58 Corridor Study
  • Regional Active Transportation Plan
  • Economic Impacts of Bicycle Facilities
  • Regional and Local Planning Implications of Connected and Automated Vehicles
  • Impact of Reversible Express Lanes in Norfolk
  • Analyzing and Mitigating the Impact of Tolls on the Midtown and Downtown Tunnels – Update
  • Coordination of the Regional Transit Planning Process
  • Joint Land Use Study Assistance

The HRTPO Unified Planning Work Program may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:

https://www.hrtpo.org/page/unified-planning-work-program/.

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