The Hampton Roads transportation network is comprised of an intricate system of roads, bridges, tunnels, bikeways, trails, railroads, and waterways. These facilities are traveled by buses, trucks, ferries, trains, pedestrians, cyclists, and hundreds of thousands of drivers in personal vehicles each day. Providing for the efficient movement of 1.7 million residents and thousands of visitors in the region presents a multitude of challenges, particularly given the unique geographic features of Hampton Roads.
This document – part of the compendium of reports that comprise the 2045 Hampton Roads Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) – summarizes challenges related to the transportation system and strategies that are planned or in place to help address these challenges.
This report is organized into six categories. Mobility and Accessibility addresses the challenges and strategies related to traveling from point A to point B. Cornerstones of the Regional Economy discusses issues facing the military, the movement of freight, and tourism. System Preservation, Safety, and Security details the condition and preservation of transportation infrastructure, including the protection of residents and visitors to the region. The Environment chapter explores topics such as maintaining water and air quality, protecting sensitive areas, and adjusting to the impacts of climate change. Transportation Finance details issues related to funding transportation needs. Performance Management highlights efforts to monitor and measure system performance.
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All interested parties are encouraged to review the draft report and send comments to Leonardo Pineda, Transportation Planner II, at email@example.com or by mail to 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320 by September 18, 2020.