The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization has begun work on the next Federally-required regional long-range transportation plan (LRTP). Now is the time to begin thinking about how you can influence future transportation projects and funding in Hampton Roads.
Recently, HRTPO staff began development of the next LRTP, titled Navigating the Future to 2040. To update the LRTP, HRTPO staff examines how the region may develop over the next twenty years based upon projected population and employment growth. Changes in growth can impact demand on the regional transportation system, therefore future plans must consider alternatives to effectively address these needs. Once alternatives are determined, funds are identified to pay for the projects, which can include new or widened roadways as well as new or expanded transit services. This entire process takes approximately four years to complete and requires regional cooperation and public participation.
What is the Purpose of the Long-Range Transportation Plan?
The Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) serves as the blueprint for the region’s multimodal transportation system, identifying all regionally significant transportation projects for the Hampton Roads metropolitan area over the next twenty years.
The development of the LRTP is based on a collaborative process involving many regional stakeholders, including: elected officials, regional engineers and planners, representatives from the military, the Port of Virginia, the business community, advocacy groups, and the public. These key stakeholders actively work together to identify, prioritize, and seek transportation funding for needed regional transportation investments.