On November 13, 2015, staff at the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) met with stakeholders of the Signature Paths study to update them on progress since the September 2, 2015 kickoff meeting. This study, which is one of the several multimodal mobility studies under HRTPO’s current fiscal year’s Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), analyzes the benefits of building multi-use signature paths in Hampton Roads. Based on research and comments from the kickoff meeting, HRTPO staff decided to focus the study on rail-to-trail paths. HRTPO staff identified promising inactive rail Right-Of-Ways in Hampton Roads and developed analyses of them to measure their potential.
As next steps, HRTPO staff plans to complete the analyses (including real-estate impact) and documentation, and present a draft signature paths report at the January 6, 2016 Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC) meeting.
Draft Map of Inactive Rail Right-Of-Ways in Hampton Roads