Today the Transportation Planning Organization (TPO), Hampton Roads' Federally-mandated transportation planning entity, gave preliminary endorsement to a few initiatives.
First, the TPO moved to amend the 2030 Long Range Plan and Transportation Improvement Plan to include the Patriots' Crossing and Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel expansion.
Second, the Congestion Mitigation Process was endorsed.
Third, Regional Performance Measures were approved. A state law change from 2009 requires each region to enact such measures.
In addition, the TPO took up Phase 1B of the High Speed Rail Vision Plan.
Fact of the Day: Virginia is 42nd in the nation in per capita Gas Tax collection and roads spending.
Finally, the TPO Retreat will be February 17.