The Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization develops a regional blueprint, or Long-Range Transportation Plan to help guide transportation investments in order to promote system efficiency as well as to maximize the use of scarce transportation resources.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Transportation Secretary Aubrey Layne addressed the HRTPO Board at its April 17, 2014 Board meeting. The focus of their comments was the new Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, and its ability to be a pivotal factor in solving the transportation problems facing Hampton Roads.
City of Chesapeake for 55 and Better Comprehensive Plan Project
On April 23, the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce and Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce held a joint meeting of nearly 70 members of both Boards of Directors. This meeting, at (VMASC) Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center in Suffolk, provided networking among the volunteer leadership of the two organizations, as well as an opportunity for the Chambers to address regional business issues and collaborate.
Awards Presented at Celebration of College Athletics Awards Dinner Held on April 8
The Hampton Roads Sports Commission (HRSC), an affiliate of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce will host a Celebration of College Athletics Awards Dinner on April 8. The dinner is held annually to recognize and celebrate the football and mens and womens basketball programs of Christopher Newport University, College of William & Mary, Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Virginia Wesleyan College. Nominees have been announced for Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year.
The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, the Norfolk Branch NAACP and the League of Women Voters of South Hampton Roads are joining forces to sponsor two political forums in Norfolk during the month of April.
Take action to close the Medicaid coverage gap. The Virginia General Assembly is considering how to address this issue and itís important that they hear from us why they need to solve this problem that affects all Virginians.
On March 10, Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at a roundtable at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center in Portsmouth about health care coverage and expanding Medicaid coverage.
The Commission was established to identify, review and recommend actions that the Commonwealth could take in support of our military installations, their surrounding localities and defense-related activities. The Report is being released as the Commonwealth prepares itself for the latest round of Defense budget reductions.