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Hampton Roads Transportation Operations Subcommittee (HRTO)

The Hampton Roads Transportation Operations subcommittee (HRTO) is a subcommittee of TTAC dedicated to improving transportation operations in the region. The HRTO is comprised of transportation professionals from Hampton Roads jurisdictions, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), local transit agencies, Virginia Port Authority (VPA), and other invited participants, such as local police and fire/EMS personnel. The HRTO:

  • Serves as an advisory subcommittee to TTAC on operational issues
  • Serves as a forum for discussion of methods members can use to improve traffic operations in their localities and agencies.
  • Assists in the development of the regional ITS Strategic Plan and the regional ITS architecture.

Recent actions by the HRTO subcommittee include updating the ITS Strategic Plan/Operations Strategy, creating regional standards for Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies, sharing accomplishments and lessons learned from individual city Transportation Operations Centers (TOC), learning about new signal hardware and firmware, and testing the ability to share control of city signal systems after hours with VDOT.

Members 

Michael Miller, VDOT - Co-Chair

Robert Lewis, Suffolk - Co-Chair

Leo Blades, Hampton     

Carol Bowen, Hampton      

Kamlesh Chowdhary, HRT

Ken Coody, VDOT

Randy Cooper, Newport News

Michael Corwin, VDOT

Scott Cowherd, VDOT

Karen Davis, WATA

Brian Defreeuw, Suffolk

Kevin Eppley, Chesapeake

Ben Goodill, WATA

Frank Hickman, Virginia Beach

Stephen Kopczynski, York County

Barbara Nelson, VPA

Mike Shahsiah, Virginia Beach

Eric Stringfield, VDOT

Danny Williams, Portsmouth

James Wright, Portsmouth

 

Staff

Keith Nichols, HRTPO

Sam Belfield, HRTPO

 

List Updated: 02/24/2022

 

HRTO Meeting in Hampton, June 9, 2015

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