Board Action Summary
Missed the May 17th HRTPO Board meeting? Click the following link to learn what actions were taken. Learn More
Hampton Roads Economic Monthly: Happy Days are Here Again
A return to pre-recession peak employment is one key benchmark of recovery following an economic downturn.
HRTPO Releases Hampton Roads Regional Bridge Study
Bridges are a prominent part of the Hampton Roads landscape. Major spans such as the Coleman Bridge, James River Bridge, and High Rise Bridge provide a connection between distinct areas of the region. Learn More
Hampton Roads, Let's Get Ready Together! - Part II
Hampton Roads is in full swing with two, “first of their kind” in all of Virginia overnight emergency shelter exercises for people with disabilities and access /functional needs. Learn More
Hampton Roads Military Transportation Needs Study Draft Available Now
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area, has completed the DRAFT Hampton Roads Military Transportation Needs Study – 2018 Update report. Learn More
Reduction and Expansion of Groundwater Permits
In 2014, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced that the Potomac Aquifer was overallocated and the withdrawal permits of the 14 largest groundwater users would have to be cut.Thirteen of the fourteen users are in the Hampton Roads Planning District. Learn More
HRPDC Discusses Regional Economic Competitiveness
At the May HRPDC meeting, the Commission discussed strategies to improve the economic competitiveness of the Hampton Roads region. Learn More
HRTPO Approves Its Work Program for FY 2019
The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) describes transportation planning work and associated funding for the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Area (MPA). Learn More
Work on the Regional Economic Development Sites Inventory Continues
The HRPDC continues to advance work on the Regional Economic Development Sites Inventory. Phase I of this project was presented to the HRPDC at its February meeting and involves the identification of shovel ready mega sites of 100 acres or greater in size. Learn More
Regional Broadband Initiative Underway
The 17 localities within the Hampton Roads region are working through the HRPDC to advance a regional broadband initiative. The goal of this effort is to leverage the transatlantic broadband cables that have connected to Virginia Beach as a regional economic development asset. Learn More
Is Your Business a Star?
Modeled after the successful Bay Star Homes program, askHRgreen.org recently launched Bay Star Business, recognizing local companies that are committed to protecting water quality in the region. Learn More
Hampton Roads All Hazards Advisory Committee Recognizes Two Outstanding Regional Contributors to Emergency Management
Great strides are underway in inclusive emergency management planning in Hampton Roads and important awards were recently given out to 2 well-deserving women who serve our community. Learn More
Economic Impact of Bicycle Facilities/Biking in Hampton Roads
The City of Williamsburg submitted a request to the HRTPO to develop study on the economic impacts of bicycling and bicycle facilities. Learn More