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Long-Range Transportation Planning (LRTP)

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, Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), Virginia Port Authority (VPA), the military, and other key state and federal transportation agencies.  In compliance with federal regulations, the HRTPO has produced a long-range plan to ensure an efficient, multimodal transportation system for the future.

2045 Long-Range Transportation Plan

Rural Long-Range Transportation Plan

Project Prioritization

Scenario Planning

Regional Priority Projects in Hampton Roads

Regional Connectors Study

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.  

Click the link below to view a copy of this report:

Regional Active Transportation Research Scan