As the region’s Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), one of the core functions of the HRTPO is to develop, approve, and maintain a fiscally-constrained LRTP. With a planning horizon of 20 years, the LRTP serves as the blueprint for enhancing the region’s multimodal transportation system. The LRTP is updated periodically to reflect changing conditions such as new planning priorities, population projections, economic change, and anticipated travel demand. The current LRTP with a horizon year of 2040 was adopted in June 2016. HRTPO staff has initiated the process of updating the LRTP to the horizon year 2045.
For the past four years, HRTPO staff, in partnership with regional stakeholders, has been updating the LRTP to the horizon year of 2045, with the goal of identifying multimodal projects and studies aimed at improving economic vitality and quality of life for residents, businesses, and industries across Hampton Roads. The identification of multimodal investments is based on a detailed evaluation of approximately 260 candidate projects using the Regional Scenario Planning Framework and the updated HRTPO Project Prioritization Tool and available financial resources.
Over the next 24 years, the Hampton Roads region is forecasted to receive approximately $30.7 Billion to invest in the region’s transportation system. Of this, $17 Billion is dedicated to maintaining the existing transportation system. The remaining $13.7 Billion is being used to constrain multimodal investments for the region to help move people and goods more efficiently. Fiscal constraint guidelines were established to help maximize the use of forecasted revenues across various modes of transportation.
As part of the development of the 2045 LRTP, and in coordination with the Regional Connectors Study (RCS), scenario planning will be utilized to consider how changes in transportation, land use, demographics, or other factors such as sea level rise could affect connectivity, mobility, resiliency, and communities across the region. The scenario planning effort of the 2045 LRTP and RCS will analyze three alternative scenarios in addition to the 2045 baseline scenario.
For information on the latest 2045 LRTP scenario planning activities, click HERE.
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Hampton Roads LRTP Interactive Map (arcgis.com)
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