Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) Continues Work on ConnectRVA 2045
Jun 08, 2021
The Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO) continues to work on ConnectRVA 2045, the Richmond region’s Long-Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). ConnectRVA 2045 will be a significant decision tool to guide how the RRTPO and its partners can address the transportation needs of the Richmond region now and in the future. The ConnectRVA 2045 Advisory Committee (AC) has led the development of the plan with the power to make decisions guiding the process and outcomes.
The comprehensive list of all possible projects that address the needs of the region, or “Universe of Projects” was approved on May 6, 2021. The next step of the process is to work from the overall scoring of the Universe of Projects to develop a proposed plan that is “constrained” or limited by the funds available for planning, design and construction. The budget is based on projected funding or revenue streams over a 25-year planning horizon of the year 2045.
The draft Constrained Project list and online interactive maps (map 1) (map 2) are now available for your review. Comments may be related to projects that you feel are not mentioned but are needed, projects that should not be included, projects you support, or general questions of clarity. The Constrained Project list addresses the region’s issues identified earlier in the process and serves as the foundation for the ConnectRVA 2045 Plan, providing project priorities by phase or time band while considering total costs of implementation and available funds.
The comment period will be open until 5:00 PM on June 17, 2021. All comments will be provided to the AC and RRTPO Policy Board before they vote on the Constrained Project List in early July.