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HRTPO to host a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored Scenario Planning Workshop

HRTPO to host a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored Scenario Planning Workshop

The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization is pleased to host a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) sponsored SCENARIO PLANNING WORKSHOP.  This peer-to-peer event is part of the FHWA Scenario Planning Program, which offers a variety of training, resources, and technical assistance to agencies interested in scenario planning.

Scenario planning provides a framework for stakeholders to make decisions that help achieve a shared vision for the future by analyzing various factors that can impact the way in which a region develops.  In transportation planning, scenario planning can be utilized to consider how changes in transportation, land use, demographics, or other factors such as climate change could affect connectivity, mobility, resiliency, and communities across the region. 

The overall purpose of this workshop is to build awareness of scenario planning and for participants to exchange best practices and perspectives in the context of HRTPO’s anticipated scenario planning activities and applications for its long-range transportation planning process.  Presentations and session topics to be discussed include:   

  • integrating scenario modeling into the planning process for coastal regions
  • transportation and land use connectivity
  • military base planning
  • technological innovation such as connected and autonomous vehicles 

Workshop presenters will include representatives from peer agencies, Atlanta Regional Commission and the Hillsborough Metropolitan Planning Organization for Transportation (Tampa, FL).  Both peers have leveraged scenario planning to improve planning practices and will share their agencies’ perspectives throughout the workshop.  Catherine McGhee, Associate Director for Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering from the Virginia Transportation Research Council, will also present at the workshop.  Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in discussions to exchange insights and share observations on how scenario planning can be valuable to their current and future initiatives. 

This event is scheduled to be held in the Fall, and will be an invitation only event.  

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