Thursday, October 22, 2009

TPO October 21, 2009

Wednesday morning the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO) held it's October meeting. The TPO is Hampton Roads' Federally-mandated Transportation planning commission.

First of all, there were no speakers for the Public Comment session, then the consent agenda was passed unanimously without comment.

The big thing was that the TPO agreed on how to weight various criteria as they move to prioritize the region's planned transportation projects. There was both a study by Staff on what other regions do, and there was a public survey on the Internet that drew over 900 responses. In addition, there will be second public survey later in the prioritization process.

The TPO named the first group of members to serve on it's advisory committee for freight shipping issues.

Finally, there was a briefing on Phase II of the regional transit vision plan. Public meetings on draft Phase II will be held in the Spring.


Anonymous said...

when you say the "transit vision plan" are you referring to the plan with the LRT, BRT, Ferries, etc.?

Avenging Archangel said...

That's correct.

Anonymous said...

*Same poster as before*

I thought that plan was completed?
Is there a timeframe for completion? What's the second phase?

Avenging Archangel said...

The Regional Transit Vision Plan was part of a state-driven process. It didn't have the necessary funding to do everything it should do.

Therefore, a Phase II is being launched. As I mentioned in the post, the draft should be out in Spring.