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HRTPO Board Approves FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

HRTPO Board Approves FY 2021 Unified Planning Work Program

Cover of the HRTPO FY 2021 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) 2021, which began on July 1, 2020 and runs through June 30, 2021, 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 HRTPO Board on May 21, 2020 approved a limited, four-month extension of the previous FY 2020 UPWP during the initial phases of the COVID pandemic to allow for continued operations of the HRTPO until later in the year. 

The update to the UPWP for the current fiscal year builds on the limited FY 2020 Extension document and describes the mutual responsibilities of the aforementioned entities in carrying out the metropolitan transportation planning process for Hampton Roads.  The FY 2021 UPWP summarizes the specific work elements, end products, schedule, and budgets for each UPWP work task. The report was made available for public review and comment from September 29, 2020 through October 13, 2020.  No comments were received.  The final version of the FY 2021 UPWP was approved by the HRTPO Board on October 15, 2020.

Key planning activities in the FY 2021 UPWP include:

  • Scenario Planning
  • Resilience of the Transportation System
  • Active Transportation
  • Congestion Management Process (CMP) Update
  • Naval Station Norfolk Transit Extension Study


The FY 2021 UPWP also includes the following Special Studies:

  • Regional Procedures for Planned Closures at River Crossings Update
  • Multimodal Connectivity Toolbox
  • Trip Generation of Satellite Wagering Facilities
  • Passenger Rail Planning
  • Regional Connectors Study

The HRTPO FY 2021 UPWP may be accessed on the HRTPO website at:


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