July 17, 2019

For Immediate Release: July 17, 2019
Joe Turner
Communications and Web Manager
Tel: (757) 420-8300
Fax: (757) 523-4881
CHESAPEAKE – Members of the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) and Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC) will gather Thursday, July 18, 2019, to receive information and discuss topics of regional importance at their respective board meetings.

The board meetings will be held at the Regional Board Room at 723 Woodlake Drive in Chesapeake, Virginia. The HRTPO meeting starts at 10:30am and the HRPDC meeting begins at 12:30pm .

Media will have an opportunity to gain comments or secure follow up interviews with the HRTPO and HRPDC boards and presenters.
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HRTPO Meeting
10:30am, July 18, 2019
The HRTPO will discuss and take action accordingly on the following topics during its July 2019 meeting:

  • 2045 LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN (LRTP): SCENARIO PLANNING UPDATE - As part of the 2045 LRTP, scenario planning is being employed to investigate plausible alternate futures and their potential impacts on the transportation system. In addition to developing the 2045 baseline scenario, three additional future scenarios are being developed through our collaborative regional stakeholder process.  RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve the Regional Scenario Planning Framework, including Place Types, Scenario Narratives, and Control Totals for Additional 2045 Growth.

  • I-64 REGIONAL EXPRESS LANES UPDATE The VDOT, with assistance from Kimley-Horn, is conducting the Hampton Roads Regional Network Operational Study. The Board will receive an update on the study that is evaluating the operational characteristics of two managed-lanes scenarios along I-64. RECOMMENDED ACTION: For information and discussion only.

  • RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR FUNDING OF I-64 PENINSULA "SEGMENT 4" Executive Director Bob Crum will brief the Board regarding the recently created Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement Fund, the funds provided for I-64 in the Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement Fund and request the Board approve a resolution requesting the CTB use the I-64 funds in the Interstate-81 Corridor Improvement Fund to fund the widening of I-64 beginning at Exit 234 in James City county, westward to Richmond. RECOMMENDED ACTION: Approve Resolution 2019-04 to be forwarded to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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HRPDC Meeting
12:30pm, July 18, 2019
The HRPDC will discuss the following topics during its July 2019 meeting:

  • NORFOLK-VA BEACH JOINT LAND USE STUDY Staff will brief the Commission on the study process and recommendations resulting from the recently released for public comment Norfolk-Virginia Beach Joint Land Use Study. The primary goal of the study has been to assess how flooding and sea level rise affect community infrastructure and assets and negatively impact Navy operations and readiness. The study recommends 22 specific actions, such as projects or further studies, 23 coordination strategies, and 7 conversations that should continue between the Navy, the cities, and other stakeholders. RECOMMENDED ACTION: For information and discussion only.

  • AMERICAN FLOOD COALITION Representatives of the American Flood Coalition will be present to provide an overview of the organization and an update on recent activities. The AFC is a nonpartisan group of elected officials, military groups, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and local leaders who have come together to develop solutions to sea level rise and flooding that support coastal and riverfront communities and protect our nation’s residents, economy, and military installations. RECOMMENDED ACTION: The HRPDC should take action to join the American Flood Coalition.

  • BUY LOCAL VIRGINIA Ms. Lisa Renée Jennings, LOVEVA Program Manager, will brief the Commission on the Buy Local Virginia Campaign and seek HRPDC support for Buy Local Month, which runs November 15-December 15, 2019. She will share suggested proclamation examples from other areas in the U.S. supporting a similar effort. RECOMMENDED ACTION: For information and discussion.
Note: This month, both the HRPDC and HRTPO will begin the four month process to develop their Regional Legislative Agendas for the 2020 General Assembly session. At both meetings this month, HRTPO/HRPDC Executive Director Bob Crum, will lead a review and discussion regarding potential regional legislative priorities. Next month, a joint meeting of the HRTPO, HRPDC and the Hampton Roads Caucus of the General Assembly will be held on August 28, 2019, at 10:30am, to discuss regional issues/priorities. Both organizations are expected to approve their Regional Agendas at their October Meetings.
About the HRTPO and HRPDC: The HRTPO and HRPDC are regional organizations established to encourage and facilitate cooperation among local, state and federal governments and agencies to address, on a regional basis, problems or issues that transcend jurisdictional boundaries. Comprised of local elected officials and administration officials, and in the case of the HRTPO, state and federal government representatives, these two organizations serve the 1.7 million residents and the 17 jurisdictions of the Hampton Roads region regarding topics such as, Transportation, Economics, Emergency Management, Housing, Planning, and Water Resources.
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