E-UPDATE

July 15, 2020
Virginia Moves Forward on Renewable Energy
Last year, Virginia announced its intent to become a national leader in the use and development of renewable energy. This year, it followed through on those commitments with landmark legislation that guides a statewide transition to 100% renewable electricity production, and requires a significant portion of that production to come from offshore wind energy. Governor Northam celebrated these achievements in Virginia Beach last month with a ceremonial bill signing and trip 27 miles out of Rudee Inlet to observe two of the nation’s first offshore wind turbines. 
Preparations Are Underway
A Federal Certification Review of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) and the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) will be held on September 23-24, 2020. The Review will be conducted jointly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and will kick off with a public meeting on September 23, 2020. 
Keep Your Vehicle Clean, Responsibly
In a new partnership, askHRgreen.org and the  Bay Star Business  program are teaming up with local commercial car washes to show appreciation to customers for washing their cars responsibly. The “Thank You for Washing Wisely” initiative will launch in July at car wash businesses throughout Hampton Roads.
Welcome to the HRTPO's Recent Hire
Mr. Bishoy Kelleny joined the staff of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization as a member of the Transportation Programming group. Bishoy’s responsibilities include assisting with the development and maintenance of the HRTPO Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP), performing special studies, and conducting database analyses.
HRPDC/HRTPO In the News

Are You Flood Fluent? , Hampton Roads Show, July 9, 2020
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KENDALL L. MILLER
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