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HRTPO Board Approves FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

HRTPO Board Approves FY 2022 Unified Planning Work Program

Cover of the HRTPO FY2022 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). 

The UPWP for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, which begins on July 1, 2021 and runs through June 30, 2022, 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 UPWP details the work associated with HRTPO’s core functions, namely, the Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP), the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), the Congestion Management Process (CMP), and Public Participation. In addition, the UPWP includes planning priorities identified by the HRTPO Board to ensure its vision and goals are addressed. The planning priorities also help better integrate ongoing and emerging issues such as:

  • Scenario Planning
  • Resilience of the Transportation System
  • Active Transportation
  • Congestion Management Process (CMP) Update

The FY 2022 UPWP also includes the following Special Studies:

  • Regional Connectors Study
  • Regional Procedures for Planned Closures at River Crossings Update
  • Multimodal Connectivity Toolbox
  • CMAQ Scoring Techniques Update
  • Passenger Rail Planning
  • Research for Cities and Counties
  • Hampton Roads Regional Gateways

The draft UPWP was made available for public review and comment from April 7, 2021 through April 21, 2021.  No comments were received on the draft document.  The final version of the FY 2022 UPWP was approved by the HRTPO Board on May 20, 2021.

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


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