With over 1.7 million residents, millions of tourists, and millions of tons of freight transported in and out of the region, an efficient transportation system is essential. Moving people and goods safely and efficiently through Hampton Roads requires a great deal of planning. The HRTPO is responsible for transportation planning in our region.
The HRTPO consists of representatives from local communities, public transportation agencies, the Virginia Department of Transportation and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission. In compliance with federal regulations, the HRTPO has produced a long-range plan to ensure an efficient, intermodal transportation system for the future.
Revisions to the LRTP
There are two types of revisions with regard to the LRTP :
- Administrative Modification means a minor revision to the LRTP. This includes minor changes to project or phase costs, minor changes to funding sources of previously included projects, and minor changes to project or phase initiation dates. An administrative modification does not require public review and comment, demonstration of fiscal constraint, or a conformity determination.
- Amendment means a major revision to the LRTP. This includes the addition or deletion of a project, major changes to project or phase costs, major changes in design concept or scope (e.g. changing project termini or the number of through traffic lanes), and major changes in project or phase initiation dates. An amendment requires public review and comment, and may require demonstration of fiscal constraint and a conformity determination.
For proposed amendments to the adopted LRTP, the HRTPO will provide the public a period of no less than 14 days to review and comment on the proposed change(s) prior to the action. During the comment period, the proposed amendment will be circulated through the HRTPO contact list and to partner agencies who will assist distribution to persons and/or groups that may not have electronic access. A public notice regarding the proposed amendment will also be posted on the HRTPO website. All comments will be considered.
Planning a Project
Refer to the following link for guidance on planning a surface transportation project from concept to construction: Summary guidance for projects
Regional Active Transportation
The term "active transportation" refers to all forms of human-powered transportation modes, including walking and bicycling. As part of the development of the HRTPO 2040 Long-Range Transportation Plan, and to enhance active transportation planning efforts in Hampton Roads, HRTPO staff performed a Regional Active Transportation Research Scan. The purpose of the scan was to identify best practices in active transportation planning within the United States and abroad.
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