HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION BOARD RESOLUTION 2023-03
A RESOLUTION OF THE HAMPTON ROADS TRANSPORTATION PLANNING ORGANIZATION APPROVING THE FY 2024-2027 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 current Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP);
WHEREAS, to ensure compliance, the financially-constrained FY 2024-2027 TIP was developed in adherence to all applicable Federal regulations associated with the current Federal transportation legislation Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA);
WHEREAS, the FY 2024-2027 TIP was developed by the HRTPO in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT), Hampton Roads Transit (HRT), Williamsburg Area Transit Authority (WATA), and Suffolk Transit;
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 Board; and
WHEREAS, in accordance with Federal regulations, for all MPAs, concurrent with the submittal of the entire proposed TIP to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as part of the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) 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 (HRTPO) hereby approves the HRTPO FY 2024-2027 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and the accompanying Certification of the Transportation Planning and Programming Process.
APPROVED and ADOPTED by the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization (HRTPO) at its meeting on the 18th day of May 2023.