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Title VI-Environmental Justice Evaluation of Candidate Projects for the Hampton Roads 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

Title VI-Environmental Justice Evaluation of Candidate Projects for the Hampton Roads 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads area, has developed a draft report detailing the Title VI/Environmental Justice evaluation of candidate projects being considered for inclusion in the 2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP).  This report is one in a series of reports documenting the development of the 2045 LRTP.

A core function of the HRTPO is to develop and maintain an LRTP.  The LRTP is a blueprint for improvements to the Hampton Roads transportation system over a 20-year planning horizon based on the vision and goals of the region.  The HRTPO adopted the current 2040 LRTP in 2016.  Since that time, HRTPO staff has been coordinating with regional stakeholders to update the Plan to the horizon year of 2045.

HRTPO staff has developed the Hampton Roads 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan:  Title VI/Environmental Justice Candidate Project Evaluation report to document potential impacts of 2045 LRTP candidate projects on disadvantaged communities. 

The Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology is a structured approach consisting of the following seven steps:

Table Identifying the seven step Title VI/Environmental Justice Methodology

 

 

This methodology was applied during the evaluation of the 2040 LRTP candidate projects and is again applied to evaluate the 2045 LRTP candidate projects.  The Environmental Justice Impact Scores that have been developed for the 2045 LRTP candidate projects will be shared with the HRTPO and their advisory/technical committees for their consideration.

To review the draft Hampton Roads 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan:  Title VI/Environmental Justice Candidate Project Evaluation report, click on the link below:

https://www.hrtpo.org/uploads/docs/HR_2045LRTP_TitleVI-EJ-CandidateProjectEvaluation.pdf

All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Steve Lambert, Transportation Planner II, at slambert@hrtpo.org or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 by June 12, 2020.

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