Office of the Central Virginia Planning District Commission
828 Main Street, 12th Floor
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Electronic Meeting | 4:00 pm
1. Call to Order, Turner Perrow, Chair
2. Approval of Minutes: January 16, 2020 Meeting | Attachment | Turner Perrow, Chair
The minutes of the October 17, 2019 meeting of the CVMPO are attached for your review and approval.
Recommendation: Staff recommends approval.
3. Public Hearing on Proposed FY 21-24 Central Virginia Transportation Improvement Program (CVTIP) | Attachment |, Turner Perrow, Chair
Each metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is required, under 49 U.S.C. 5303(j) , to develop a TransportationEach metropolitan planning organization (MPO) is required, under 49 U.S.C. 5303(j) , to develop a Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)—a list of upcoming transportation projects—covering a period of at least four years. TheTIP must be developed in cooperation with the state and public transit providers. The TIP should include capital and non-capital surface transportation projects, bicycle and pedestrian facilities and other transportation enhancements,Federal Lands Highway projects, and safety projects included in the State’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The TIPshould include all regionally significant projects receiving FHWA or FTA funds, or for which FHWA or FTA approval isrequired, in addition to non-federally funded projects that are consistent with the Metropolitan Transportation Plan(MTP). Furthermore, the TIP must be fiscally constrained.The TIPs from all fourteen Virginia MPOs are incorporated into the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program(STIP). The current Central Virginia Transportation Improvement Program (CVTIP) covers fiscal years 2018-2021. Thenew CVTIP being considered today will cover fiscal years 2021-2024.A duly advertised public comment period was held between Friday, March 13, 2020 and Monday, April 13, 2020. No comments were received. Comments from the public are also welcome during this hearing. The CVTPO Policy Board will consider the adoption of the CVTIP later in this meeting.
Recommendation: Listen to and consider comments from the public.
4. Election of Officers for FY 20-21, Turner Perrow, Chair
At its July 2019 meeting, the CVTPO Policy Board adopted an informal officer rotation (by member locality) for futureAt its July 2019 meeting, the CVTPO Policy Board adopted an informal officer rotation (by member locality) for future years:
|2019-2020||City of Lynchburg||Campbell County|
|2020-2021||Campbell County||Amherst County|
|2021-2022||Amherst County||Bedford County|
|2022-2023||Bedford County||Amherst Town|
|2023-2024||Amherst Town||City of Lynchburg|
|2024-2025||City of Lynchburg||Campbell County|
Based on this rotation, the following slate is proposed for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020 and ending June 30, 2021:
Chair: John Hardie - Campbell County
Vice Chair: TBD - Amherst County
Recommendation: Participate in the discussion and election
5. Consideration of Proposed FY 21-24 Central Virginia Tranportation Improvement Program (CVTIP) | Attachment | Scott Smith, CVTPO
An overview of the TIP process can be found under Item 3 (above). The CVTIP is a living document and is added toAn overview of the TIP process can be found under Item 3 (above). The CVTIP is a living document and is added toand amended several times each year. Projects are added, removed, and funding amounts are altered throughoutthe life of the TIP.
Recommendation: Adoption of the CVTIP and associated resolution.
6. Consideration of Proposed FY 20-21 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) | Attachment | Scott Smitt, CVTPO
The CVMPO’s Work Program and Budget for FY 21 (attached as #6) is presented for the members’ consideration and approval. The UPWP is the document that will guide the staff activities for the coming year. Projects of note in the UPWP include the completion of the 2045 update to the Central Virginia Long Range Transportation Plan. This is a major 18-month process that will end in the fall of 2020. One component of the LRTP that will be completed this year is utilizing the MySidewalk (www.mysidewalk.com) interface to launch an interactive web-based LRTP that will be more engaging and informative to the general public.
At the request of Campbell County, the CVTPO will be undertaking a study of the Village Highway corridor inRustburg (see UPWP for details).
Other activities include working with localities on the SMART SCALE project submittal process, providing technical Other activities include working with localities on the SMART SCALE project submittal process, providing technical assistance to area localities, continued support for the Lynchburg Regional Connectivity Study and continuing efforts related to alternative transportation (bicycle and pedestrian opportunities). CVMPO staff also provide support to several local committees, including the LRBA’s Lynchburg Regional Transportation Advocacy Group (LRTAG) and the Lynchburg Pedestrian Advisory Committee.
Additionally, planning assistance is provided to the GLTC, including providing support in implementing GLTC’sTransit Development Plan (TDP) and Strategic Plan, prioritizing ADA improvements at bus stops, and working with GLTC to consolidate bus stops and make route adjustments, as needed.
The Transportation Technical Committee (TTC) has reviewed and recommends the UPWP and its two associatedresolutions (located within the document) be adopted.
Recommendation: Staff recommends adoption of the UPWP and associated resolutions.
7. Setting Goals and Performance Measures for Connect Central Virginia 2045 Plan | Attachment | EPR, PC
In the attachment, EPR included a ranked list of all projects, plus versions for each locality. In the attachment, EPR included a ranked list of all projects, plus versions for each locality. The Policy Board should review this next round of rankings and provide feedback. Most importantly, Policy Board members should comment on any highly desirable projects that received low benefit-cost scores. This is a critical element of the process, as EPR can reevaluate and restructure those projects for a final round of scoring. Project restructuring could not only assist with LRTP ranking but could help position projects for the state’s funding processes.
While comments should be forward to MPO staff, other questions can be directed to Will Cockrell, atWhile comments should be forward to MPO staff, other questions can be directed to Will Cockrell, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recommendation: Participate in the discussion.
8. Matters from the Members
10. Informational Items
The CVMPO will be meeting at 4:00 p.m. on the following dates unless otherwise noted or notified:
July 16, 2020
August 20, 2020
October 15, 2020
January 21, 2021
The Connect Central Virginia 2045 Long-Range Public Workshop will be held via a web meeting on June 30, 202 at 5:30 p.m. Information on how to participate will be emailed in advance, and will be posted at www.connectcentralvirginia2045.com.
The CVMPO ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you have questions or concerns about your civil rights in regards to this project or need special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, please contact the CVMPO. Sign language or non-English language interpreters will be provided if needed and requested in advance of this meeting. Please contact the CVMPO at 434-845-3491 to request an interpreter.