On March 17, 2011, the Hampton Roads Transportation Organization Board approved a list of transportation projects and studies for the 2034 Long-Range Transportation plan.
Transportation remains a critical priority for businesses throughout our region. Jack Hornbeck, President and CEO of the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce gave the following remarks:
“We are pleased that the federal government is attempting to provide significant funding for the development of high speed and inter-city passenger rail service. Our Chamber has joined not only with other regional and local business organizations represented here today but we are also working with the Raleigh, NC and Richmond, VA Chambers as part of a two-state, three region coalition to ultimately develop high speed passenger rail within the Raleigh-Petersburg-Hampton Roads-Richmond-Washington, DC corridor. As has been demonstrated previously, there is no doubt that Hampton Roads’ demographics enhance the case to be made. At the moment, we do not know how the funding issue will ultimately shake out, but we encourage the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization to look at opportunities now to ensure that we are ready to take advantage of the federal government’s interest in developing high speed and passenger rail service”.
Click on the links below to access the list of projects and studies and to view where these projects are located in the region.