HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION BOARD RESOLUTION 2017-04
A RESOLUTION OF THE HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION APPROVING THE FY 2018-2021 TRANSPORTATION IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND THE ACCOMPANYING CERTIFICATION OF THE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING PROCESS
WHEREAS, the HRTPO is the Federally designated metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area (MPA) and, as such, is required to coordinate the transportation planning activities for the MPA including the planning and programming of funds through the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP), which must be consistent with the currently adopted Long-Range Transportation Plan;
WHEREAS, to ensure compliance, the financially-constrained FY 2018-2021 TIP was developed in adherence to all applicable Federal regulations associated with the current Federal transportation legislation entitled the Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act;
WHEREAS, the FY 2018-2021 TIP was developed by the HRTPO in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, Hampton Roads Transit, and the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority;
WHEREAS, the TIP contains all Federally-funded and/or regionally-significant transportation projects for the Hampton Roads MPA and that before any such project may be conducted or constructed it must be included in the current TIP that has been approved by the HRTPO; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with Federal regulations, for all MPAs, concurrent with the submittal of the entire proposed TIP to the Federal Highway Administration and Federal Transit Administration as part of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program approval, the State and the MPO shall certify at least every four years that the metropolitan planning process is being carried out in accordance with applicable requirements.
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization hereby approves the HRTPO FY 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program and the accompanying Certification of the Transportation Planning and Programming Process.
APPROVED and ADOPTED by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization at its
meeting on the 20th day of April, 2017.