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  • Agenda

    HamptonRoads

    TransportationPlanningOrganization

    BoardMeeting

    January20,2010

    TheRegionalBoardRoom,723WoodlakeDrive,Chesapeake,Virginia

    10:30a.m. CALLTOORDER PUBLICCOMMENTPERIOD(Limit3minutesperindividual) APPROVALOFAGENDA

    CONSENTAGENDA 1. MinutesoftheDecember16,2009HRTPOBoardMeeting 2. FY20092012TransportationImprovementProgramAmendment:VDOT

    10:45a.m. 3. RevisedFY20102015SixYearImprovementProgram10:55a.m. 4. 2034LongRangeTransportationPlan:VisionandGoals11:00a.m. 5. CMAQ/RSTPProjectSelectionProcess:SelectedProjectsandAllocations11:05a.m. 6. ProposedHamptonRoadsFastFerrySystem11:20a.m. 7. Richmond/HamptonRoadsPassengerRailProjectDraftTierIEIS11:30a.m. 8. HighSpeedandIntercityPassengerRailRequestforProposals:ConsultantSelection

    11:40a.m. 9. StrategyToAddressAtRiskARRAFunds11:45a.m. 10. HRTPOCommittees:StatusReport11:55a.m. 11. ForYourInformation

    12. Old/NewBusiness

    12:00p.m. ADJOURNMENT

  • HamptonRoadsTransportationPlanningOrganizationMeetingJanuary20,2010

    AGENDAITEM#1: MINUTESSUBJECT:

    MinutesofpreviousHRTPOBoardmeeting.BACKGROUND: MinutesoftheHRTPOBoardmeetingheldonDecember16,2009.Attachment1RECOMMENDEDACTION:

    Approvetheminutes.

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    HamptonRoadsTransportationPlanningOrganization(TPO)

    MeetingMinutesofDecember16,2009

    The Hampton Roads TPO Board Meeting was called to order at 10:31 a.m. in the RegionalBoardroom,723WoodlakeDrive,Chesapeake,Virginia,withthefollowinginattendance:TPOVotingMembers:MollyJosephWard,ViceChair(HA)AlanP.Krasnoff(CH)*CliftonB.Hayes(CH)ChristianD.Rilee(GL)*BruceC.Goodson(JC)JoeS.Frank(NN)*PaulD.Fraim(NO)DouglasL.Smith(PO)GordonC.Helsel,Jr.(PQ)LindaT.Johnson(SU)*LouisR.Jones(VB)

    JeanneZeidler(WM)JerryBridges(VPA)*AmyInman(DRPT)*Sen.JohnMiller(GA)Sen.YvonneB.Miller(GA)Del.GlennOder(GA)RayAmoroso(HRT)DennisHeuer(VDOT)*EricStringfield(VDOT)MarkRickards(WATA)Del.JohnCosgrove(GA)*

    TPONonvotingMembers:WilliamE.Harrell(CH)BrendaGarton(GL)JamesB.Oliver(HA)W.DouglasCaskey(IW)SanfordB.Wanner(JC)ReginaV.K.Williams(NO)NeilA.Morgan(NN)IvanRucker(FHWA)

    KennethL.Chandler(PO)J.RandallWheeler(PQ)SelenaCuffeeGlenn(SU)*JamesK.Spore(VB)JacksonC.Tuttle,II(WM)JamesO.McReynolds(YK)Capt.KellyJohnson(Navy)*Capt.GeorgeBonner(USCG)

    Absent:WilliamD.Sessoms(VB),ThomasG.Shepperd,Jr.(YK),StanD.Clark(IW),MichaelTownes(HRT),Capt.MarkOgle(USCG)*LatearrivalorearlydepartureOthersRecordedAttending:CecilGoodwin,JohnGergely,TerriBoothe&WileyMitchell(Citizen);RosaLawrence(FR);BeverlyWalkup & Lisa Perry (IW); Keith Cannady, Elizabeth Kersey & Mary Bunting (HA); TyroneW.Franklin (SY); Earl Sorey&Dr. Ella P.Ward (CH); Bryan Pennington&Tara Sotherland (NO);SheriNeil (PO);RobertBarclay(SU);BobMatthias&MarkSchnaufer(VB);KarenMcPhersonKimley Horn & Assoc.; Ray Taylor, Vince Malendoski & Vince Thomas FHR; Irene Shuman VDOT;KristenWellsSeventhPointVB;DebbieMessinaTheVirginianPilot;EllisW. James

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    SierraClubObserver;TracyBaynardMcGuireWoodsConsulting;PeterHuberWilcox&Savage;GermaineFleetBiggs&Fleet;ChuckCaytonRK&K;MarkGeduldigYatrofskyPortsmouthCityWatchOrg.;SheilaS.NollBOSYorkCounty;AmyP.KelleyCNRMA/NAVFACUSNavy;JoeHowellNavalStationNorfolk;LT.MeaganVarley&RADMMarkBoenselCNRMAU.S.Navy;ChristopherVoigt (VDOT); Martha Gross Virginia Tech; Randy Lougee LWVSHR; Jeff Florin VPA; DavidWhiteVMA;JayBernasHRSD;JanHendricksonParsonsBrinckerhoff;AndyHeckerMoffatt&Nichol;MarthaMcClees VBVision;AubreyLayne CommonwealthTransportationBoard;ChrisMalendoskiTheWrightCompany;AustinBoguesDailyPress;SaraMorrisNewsChannel3;Staff:DwightFarmer,JessicaBanks,SamBelfield,JohnCarlock,RobCase,NancyCollins,CarlosGonzalez,Kathlene Grauberger, Greg Grootendorst, Frances Hughey, Jim Hummer, Rob Jacobs, Brett Kerns,Michael Kimbrel, Glynis Mitchell, Keith Nichols, Joe Paulus, Benito Prez, Kelli Peterson, AndyPickard,CameliaRavanbakht,StephanieShealey,DaleStith,ChrisVaigneurandEricWalberg.

    PublicCommentPeriod

    ThreepeoplerequestedtoaddresstheTPOmembers.ViceChairWardintroducedEllisJames,CecilGoodwinandChrisMalendoskiandaskedthemtospeakfromthepodiumandkeeptheircommentstothreeminutes.

    EllisJames

    Thankyou,MadamChairwoman.MynameisEllisJamesandasmanyofyouknow,IamaChairClubObserveratthesemeetings.Iwouldliketocallsomethingtoyourattentionthismorningforthoseofyouwhomighthavemissedit.Transportation,whichisoneofthemajorcontributorstoourairqualityissuesandproblemsthatwehaveinHamptonRoads,isgoingtotakeadoublehit,inmyopinion,inthenottoodistantfuture.Plannersrecommendcoalplantapproval.Asmostofyouaroundthistableknow,ourwind,prevailingwinddirectionisoutofthesouthwest.PeopleinWilliamsburg and other areas along the Peninsula down into Southside Hampton Roads aregoing tobe ina situation, if you connect thedots, ina situationwhereourairqualitywillbegreatlydiminishedanddegraded,inmyhumbleopinion. Iwantedtocallthistoyourattentionbecausetheconnectionshouldbeobvious.Youareconfrontedwithmakingdecisionsthatneedtobemadeasquicklyandreasonablyaspossibletohelpwithourtrafficproblems. Because ifwetakemoretrafficbackupandalloftheproblemsthatyouarefamiliarwithandaddthattotheemissions from a coalfired power plant, we are going to have in Hampton Roads seriousproblemswithrespecttoourairqualityThankyou.

    (MayorJohnsonarrived)

    CecilGoodwin

    Thankyou,LadyChairperson,distinguishedguests.ThisismyfirsttimeappearingbeforetheBoardandIamverymuchimpressedwithalltheactivitywehavehere. IamaddressingtheBoardasaconcernedcitizen. Iamhoping itsnot too late in the things thatweare lookingatand talkingabout,whichismymainconcernaboutallthetalkaboutanewMidtownTunnelandputtingatollonalltheothertunnels.Asaconcernedcitizen,IwantedtoaddresstheBoardandaskyoutotakeintoconsiderationwhatsthebestinterestofthecitizensoutthere.Alotofthepeoplethatusethe

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    tunnelareworkingclasspeopleandifyouaretalking$5.00aday,thatmightnotsoundlikemuchtoyou,butforsomebodythatisonlymaking$10.00anhouritgetssignificant.Myconcernsare,thefactthatIamaretired facilitymanagementengineer fromtheArmyandwhenI lookattheplanandtheproposalofwhattheyareproposing inputting inMidtownTunnelthere, I justseea follycominginthefactyouhavegotaniceinterstateonthePortsmouthsidetohandlethetrafficthere,butyouareturningaroundandyouaredumpingmoretrafficintoaresidentialareaonHamptonBoulevard.Soifyouhaveateninchvalveorteninchlinegoingintoathreeinchpipe,guesswhat?Youcantpushmuchmore through there thanwhat the teninchpipe is. And like I said,comingback and putting aMidtown Tunnel in there, it looks good on paper but is it really going tocontributetotherelief fortransportationproblemsyouhavethere. Thetunneltraffic,thetunnelthatwehave,thecrossingsthatwehavenow,yes,theygetbackedupbut it is forwhat? Twoorthreehoursinthemorningormaybetwoorthreehoursintheafternoon,butforthemostparttheyareabletocarrytheloadyouhavethereandIthinktheBoardwouldbebetterservedlookingatwhatisgoingtobetheoverallbetterfinancialplanornotfinancialplan,butwhatsgoingtobethesolution to the fact thatyouneed to tie it intoan interstate system. Wehavegot theGilmertonBridge,nottheGilmertonBridgebutthebridgeoverbytheshipyard,which isgoing inandthatsservingthetraffic.Itisgoingtoeventuallytieintotheinterstateandalsoittiesintotheinterstatethere. Iwouldsuggest theBoardbetter lookandsaymaybewhatweneed todo iswhenweareputtinginthesenewtunnelcrossings,putthemwhereyouhavegotreliefonbothsides.Dontsaywearegoingtoput it inthereand jam it intoaresidentialarea. Thats justcreatinga follyandthatscreatingabottleneck. SoIwould lookat itandasktheBoardtoconsiderwhat isthebestsolutioninthelongrun,longrangeplansbecauseagainwhenyouputtollsonthereyouaretaxingthepeopleandyouaremakingthempayforpubliccontractorplusgovernmentinspectors.Youarejustputtingtheburdenonthepeopleandreallynotofferingmanybenefitsotherthangivethematunnelthatwillstopworking.Iwouldliketoendwiththefactthatwhenyoulookattolls,whenIlookattolls, it isanother formand it isanotherword fortaxandthatswhatthemedievalkingsusedtodowhentheywantedtoraiserevenueforthecoffers.TheyputatollontheboatandIaskyounot to regress tomedieval timesand turnaroundand tax thepublicon something thatweshouldbemoreefficientinplanning.

    (Ms.Inmanarrived)

    ChrisMalendoski

    DistinguishedBoard,TPOstaff.Itisanhonortobeheretoday.MynameisChrisMalendoski.IamaNorfolkcitizen,aHamptonRoadscitizen,letsputitthatway.Ijustwantedtocongratulateyouso far inratchetingupyourefforts. It isshowing. Wehaveseen it in thenewsabout fixing theproblemofthebridgeliftsat264.Iwouldliketoseemoreofthatinthefuture.Ithinkitcanbeargued that our issues here inHamptonRoads, the largestMetro area directly on theAtlanticCoastbetweenSouthFloridaandgreaterNewYork. It isbecominga federal,FEMA,HomelandSecurityissuethatshouldwarrantfederal,FEMA,HomelandSecurityemergencyfundingtogetourarea up to speed transportationwise. Iwould say, submit and Iwould hope that it is beingconsidered that youguys,asagroup, ourdefactogovernment, ourCityCouncil,wouldgoasagroup to Congress, to the President, to FEMAwhoever andmake the case known as a grouppersonally.ObviouslyitalsoentailsbeatingdownthedoorsinRichmond,whichIknowyouhavedone,abunchofyouhavedone individually,but I think it ismoreeffectiveasagroupand then

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    finallygoing toRaleighandaskinghow canwework together. Wewant toopenupHamptonRoadstotheworld.SothatsallIhavetosay.Iwouldjustaskthankyouforturninguptheheat.Wehopethatyouwilldoitmore.Wearedependingonyou.Thankyou.

    ApprovalofAgenda

    ViceChairWardaddedARRAProjectsundernewbusinessforMr.DennisHeuertodiscuss.

    Mr.SmithMovedtoapprovetheAgenda;secondedbyMr.Heuer.TheMotionCarried.

    (MayorKrasnoffarrived)

    ConsentAgenda

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