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October 17, 2013 HRTPO Board Meeting Action Summary

October 17, 2013 HRTPO Board Meeting Action Summary

Action Summary
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting
October 17, 2013
The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia
 

1.     Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 10:55 a.m.
 
2.     Approval of Agenda
The Agenda was approved.
 
WORKSHOP AGENDA
3.     Commonwealth Transportation Board Member Comments and Updates
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) members were absent due to a schedule conflict with the CTB meeting.
 
4.     Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Stock reported the completion of the performance-based allocation methodology report, noting that it was expected the CTB would approve the document today.  She further mentioned that the Draft Capital Allocation Using a Tiered Approach report was currently undergoing public review and comment.  Finally, she noted that DRPT is working with CSX to obtain additional capacity for rail service to Norfolk.
 
5.     Virginia Department of Transportation Comments and Updates
Mr. Utterback noted that VDOT would provide the Board with an in-depth report on the I-64 Peninsula widening project in November.  He also stated that the project to install studs on the James River Bridge has been completed and paving on I-264 is expected to be completed soon.
 
6.     Military Liaisons Comments and Updates
Captain Culler stated that the new regional commander would be present to brief the Board during the November meeting.
 
7.     FY 2013 Audit Report
Ms. Collins briefed the HRTPO Board on the audit report for FY 2013.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
8.     Hampton Roads Transportation Fund: Monthly Financial Report
Mr. Farmer briefed the HRTPO Board on the first monthly financial report for the HRTF.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
9.     Hampton Roads Transportation Fund: Candidate Projects
Dr. Ravanbakht provided a detailed explanation of how the list of candidate projects was developed.  Mr. Farmer then provided a detailed explanation on several scenarios for funding the candidate projects.  A resolution supporting the list of HRTF candidate projects was under Item 14 for approval.
 
10.  HRTPO Legislative Ad-hoc Committee
Due to a lack of time, Vice-Chair Krasnoff suggested that only time-sensitive portions of this item be discussed today and other portions be tabled until the November Board meeting.  There was consensus among the Board to table items B-D.  Mr. Grootendorst briefed the HRTPO Board on item A – Casino Gaming: HRTPO White Paper.  This item was under Consent Agenda Item 15-H-a for approval.
 
11.  Hampton Roads Regional Safety Study 2013 Update: Part I – Crash Trends and Locations
Due to a lack of time, there was a consensus among the Board to skip this presentation.
 
ACTION ITEMS AGENDA
12.  Public Comment Period
A resident from the City of Portsmouth spoke about supporting local public television.  A resident of the City of Norfolk spoke about the effect of tunnel closures on businesses in Portsmouth and stated his opposition to bringing gaming to the region.  A resident of the City of Chesapeake proposed an alternative facility for the crossing of Hampton Roads involving a causeway and flood gates.  A resident of Newport News spoke in opposition of a regional plan of projects that does not include adding capacity at the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel.
 
13.  Submitted Public Comments
There were no additional submitted public comments.
 
14.  Hampton Roads Transportation Fund: Candidate Projects
The HRTPO Board approved a resolution supporting the list of HRTF candidate projects and further approved the initiation of coordination and discussion with VDOT and FHWA to fund the HRTF Package.
 
15.  Approval of Consent Items
With the exception of Items 15-H-b-d, items under the Consent Agenda were approved by the HRTPO Board.
 
16.  HRTPO 2013 Annual Meeting: Election of Officers
The HRTPO Board elected the following officers: Chair – Mayor McKinley Price; Vice-Chair – Mayor Linda Johnson; Secretary – Mr. Dwight Farmer.
 
17.  HRTPO Board Three-Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
18.  Correspondence of Interest
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
19.  Minutes of the HRTPO Board Committees
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
20. For Your Information
This item was for informational purposes only.  The HRTPO Board took no action on this item.
 
21.  Old/New Business
There was no new business.
 
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