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Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting September 18, 2014

Action Summary Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting September 18, 2014

Action Summary
Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization Board Meeting
September 18, 2014
The Regional Board Room, 723 Woodlake Drive, Chesapeake, Virginia

1. Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by the Chair at 10:40 a.m.

2. Approval of Agenda
Mr. Utterback requested that item # 14E be removed from the agenda. The agenda was approved with the deletion.

WORKSHOP AGENDA

3. Commonwealth Transportation Board Member Comments and Updates
Mr. Malbon noted that at this month’s CTB meeting in Roanoke it was announced that there is a reduction in the forecasted revenue for the SYIP from the Governor’s office resulting in a $1 billion decrease. A total of 62 projects were pulled from the SYIP due to the need to go through the statewide prioritization process related to HB2. The P3 process revisions are underway and are set to be presented to the CTB at the meeting next month.

4. Virginia Department of Transportation Comments and Updates
Mr. Utterback explained that the TIP amendment listed as Item 14‐E on the consent agenda was pulled because the bonus obligation authority received by the State amounted to $65 million instead of the $200 million that was requested, thereby negating the need for the amendment. The Military Highway Continuous Flow Interchange project was presented at a design public hearing September 10, 2014 at Lake Taylor High School in Norfolk that was attended by 89 citizens.

5. Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation Comments and Updates
Ms. Amy Inman stated that the procurement is in place for the Richmond to Potomac segment of the Southeast High Speed Rail Tier II EIS work to be initiated.

6. Military Liaisons Comments and Updates
Captain Clark had no comments or updates.
Lt. Colonel Huber had no comments or updates.

7. Statewide Prioritization for Transportation Project Selection (HB2)
Deputy Secretary of Transportation Nick Donahue briefed the HRTPO Board on the status of the development of a statewide transportation project prioritization process as required by HB2, stating that increased transparency and accountability in the selection of projects for the SYIP is the goal of HB2.

8. 2034 LRTP Amendment – HRTF Projects
Ms. Dale Stith briefed the HRTPO Board on the proposed LRTP Amendment. This item was included in the meeting agenda for approval under item #13.

9. Virginia Rail Development Program: DRPT
Mr. Kevin Page outlined the Virginia Rail Development Program, which includes a total cost of planned improvements through 2040 in excess of $6.9 billion.

10. HRTPO Performance Management Process Including FY14 Update of Regional Performance Measures (RPMs)
Due to time constraints, Dr. Ravanbakht suggested skipping this presentation. There was consensus among board members to do so.

ACTION ITEMS AGENDA

11. Public Comment Period
A citizen from Virginia Beach stated that regional money should not be used for projects that benefit the Port since the Port benefits the entire State.

12. Submitted Public Comments
There were no submitted public comments.

13. 2034 LRTP Amendment – HRTF Projects
The HRTPO Board approved the 2034 LRTP Amendment – HRTF Projects.

14. Approval of Consent Items
The HRTPO Board approved the Consent Agenda items, excluding item # 14‐E.

15. Additional HRTPO Draft Reports Undergoing Public Review
This item was for informational purposes only.

16. HRTPO Board Three‐Month Tentative Schedule
This item was for informational purposes only.

17. Correspondence of Interest
This item was for informational purposes only.

18. Minutes of HRTPO Committee Meetings
This item was for informational purposes only.

19. For Your Information
This item was for informational purposes only.

20. Old/New Business
Chair Price announced that Springstead, the firm handling the HRTPO Executive Director search, is conducting an email survey pertaining to the search and encouraged members to respond by September 24, 2014. The schedule calls for announcing the new Executive Director by December 15, 2014.
Mr. Utterback noted that the SYIP public meeting at the Regional Building on September 25, 2014 will start at 5:00 pm.
Mr. Fraim reminded members of the nominating committee that they will meet just after the adjournment of the HRTPO Board meeting this afternoon.
Mr. Hunt questioned the potential for Southampton County and Franklin to be included in the HRTPO. Dr. Ravanbakht stated that HRTPO staff is currently researching the particulars involved in adding Southampton County and Franklin to the HRTPO and the results of that research will be presented at the October or November HRTPO Board meeting.

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