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HRTPO Board Approves CMAQ and RSTP Program Allocations

HRTPO Board Approves CMAQ and RSTP Program Allocations

The HRTPO is directly responsible for project selection and allocation of funds under two federal funding programs – the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program (CMAQ) and the Regional Surface Transportation Program (RSTP) – and conducts the CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process annually, allocating funds through the end of the State’s next Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP).  Since the next SYIP will be for FY 2020 – FY 2025, this year’s CMAQ/RSTP process selected projects to receive allocations in FY 2025.  A subcommittee of the Transportation Technical Advisory Committee (TTAC), the Transportation Programming Subcommittee (TPS), takes into account the funding needs of previously approved CMAQ and RSTP projects as well as the scores and ranks of new candidate projects in order to recommend a set of projects to receive FY 2025 CMAQ and RSTP allocations.  The TTAC considers the recommendations of the TPS and makes its recommendation to the HRTPO Board regarding the allocation of CMAQ and RSTP funds.  The HRTPO Board makes the final decision on the projects to receive funds and the amount of funds allocated to each project.

During its meeting on November 15, 2018, the HRTPO Board approved FY 2025 allocations of approximately $14.7 million on 21 CMAQ projects and approximately $35.8 million on 17 RSTP projects, as shown in the following tables.

Recommended CMAQ Projects and Allocations

 

ID/UPC#

 

Jurisdiction

 

Project Description

Proposed

Allocation

FY-25

Previously Approved Projects

110801

Chesapeake

Traffic Signal System – Phase 4

$200,000

102980

James City County

Pocahontas Trail Multimodal Corridor

$4,075,000

111081

Newport News

Citywide Signal System Progression

$450,000

111089

Suffolk

Crittenden Road/Route 17 Intersection Realignment

$2,038,425

T19494

WATA

Upper York County/New Kent County Connector

$405,578

New CMAQ Projects with FY-25 Allocations

NO8CM

Norfolk

Transportation Information and Decision Support System

$100,000

NO2CM

Norfolk

Traffic Signal System Communications Upgrade

$250,000

NO5CM

Norfolk

Citywide Signal Retiming Phase 4

$170,000

PO12CM

Portsmouth

Traffic Signal System Retiming

$120,000

CH5CM

Chesapeake

Citywide Traffic Signal System Upgrade

$175,000

NN8CM

Newport News

Signal Timing Improvements

$450,000

NN5CM

Newport News

Opticom Emergency Vehicle Preemption

$412,500

WA1CM

WATA

Five (5) Replacement Buses

$2,925,000

NO3CM

Norfolk

Traffic Signal System Detection Upgrades

$1,000,000

CH6CM

Chesapeake

Battlefield Blvd./Volvo Parkway Intersection Improvements

$317,500

CH7CM

Chesapeake

Chesapeake Signal Timing – All Phases

$150,000

NN1CM

Newport News

Canon Blvd. and Old Oyster Pt. Rd. Intersection Improvements

$65,000

VT1CM

VDOT

Denbigh Fringe Park and Ride Improvements

$200,365

NN6CM

Newport News

Oyster Point Rd. and Canon Blvd. Improvements

$75,000

NN7CM

Newport News

Permanent Message Boards

$100,000

VB2CM

Virginia Beach

N. Great Neck/London Bridge & VA Beach Blvd. Intersection Improvements

$1,000,000

 

 

TOTAL: CMAQ Allocations

$14,679,368

 

 

TOTAL: Left in Reserve

$402,971

 

Recommended RSTP Projects and Allocations

 

ID/UPC#

 

Jurisdiction

 

Project Description

Proposed

Allocation

FY-25

Previously Approved Projects

T14104

HRT

TRAFFIX Program

$1,000,00000

T16054

HRT

Bus Vehicle Replacement

$5,000,00000

110627

Gloucester County

George Washington Highway (Rte. 17) Widening – Phase 1

$9,000,0000

102980

James City County

Pocahontas Trail Multimodal Corridor

$4,075,000

112318

Virginia Beach

Elbow Road Extended – Phase 2D

$5,000,000

New RSTP Projects with FY-25 Allocations

SF3RS

Suffolk

Route 17/Shoulders Hill Road Intersection Improvements

$4,500,0000

CH2RS

Chesapeake

George Washington Highway Widening

$1,500,000

CH1RS

Chesapeake

Mt. Pleasant/Route 168 Interchange

$500,000

VB3RS

Virginia Beach

Nimmo Parkway Phase VIIB

$500,000

16314

York County

Penniman Rd./Government Rd. Intersection

$1

NO6RS

Norfolk

Southside Bike Network

$104,000

NO5RS

Norfolk

Newtown Road Corridor Study

$250,000

HT4RS

HRT

Victoria Boulevard Facility Upgrades – Phase 2

$3,500,000

WT1RS

WATA

Strategic Plan and Comprehensive Operating Analysis

$300,000

GC1RS

Gloucester County

Route 17B Main Street Bike and Pedestrian Improvements

$238,000

GC2RS

Gloucester County

Ware House Rd. Bike and Pedestrian Improvements Study

$268,000

SF4RS

Suffolk

Transit Operations Facility

$60,000

 

 

TOTAL: RSTP Allocations

$35,795,00101

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL: Left in Reserve

$599,115

 

The competitive process used to select projects to receive funds from these two programs has been approved by the HRTPO Board and is documented in the Guide to the HRTPO CMAQ/RSTP Project Selection Process.

https://www.hrtpo.org/page/cmaq-and-rstp/

CMAQ Project Types

CMAQ funds are primarily used to fund projects that help improve air quality. Examples of projects that are eligible for CMAQ funding include:

Congestion Reduction, Traffic Flow Improvements, and ITS

  • Intersection improvements, such as adding turn lanes
  • Signal system improvements and timing optimization
  • Variable message signs; Traveler information improvements
  • HOV lanes

Public Transportation Improvements

  • New or expanded transit service
  • Bus rehabilitation and replacement
  • Passenger rail projects (Light Rail and Intercity Rail)
  • Bus shelters
  • Rail stations and transfer stations
  • Rail vehicle purchase and replacement

Ridesharing

  • Park and ride lots
  • Ride matching
  • Vanpool programs

Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

  • Bicycle paths and trails
  • Multiuse trails
  • Sidewalks

Freight and Intermodal Improvements

  • Diesel engine retrofits on trucks and locomotives
  • Intermodal transfer facilities
  • Barge projects

RSTP Project Types

RSTP funds may be used to fund a wide range of transportation projects, including:

Highway Capacity, Accessibility, and Operational Improvements

  • Road widening
  • New road construction
  • HOV lanes
  • New interchanges
  • Corridor operations
  • Bridge rehabilitation
  • Traffic signal systems
  • Intelligent transportation systems

Public Transportation Improvements

  • New or expanded service
  • Bus rehabilitation and replacement
  • Passenger rail projects (Light Rail and Intercity Rail)
  • Bus shelters
  • Rail stations and transfer stations
  • Rail vehicle purchase and replacement

Ridesharing

  • Park and ride lots
  • Ride matching
  • Vanpool programs

Freight and Intermodal Improvements

  • Diesel engine retrofits on trucks and locomotives
  • Intermodal transfer facilities
  • Barge projects

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