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Long-range Vision: An integrated public transit network will provide Hampton Roads with transportation choice, thereby ensuring greater mobility, economic development, environmental protection, energy independence, and quality of life. Public Presentation made February 24, 2009 and shared with the Hampton Roads Partnership (www.HRP.org) Board of Directors on March 20, 2009

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  • A Transit Vision Plan for Hampton Roads --presentation of draft plan HR Partnership March 20, 2009 Norfolk Presented by Robert B. Case, PE, PTOE, F ASCE
  • Vision Statement Vision An integrated public transit network will provide Hampton Roads with transportation choice, thereby ensuring greater mobility, economic development, environmental protection, energy independence, and quality of life.
  • Draft Plan- higher speed corridors
    • Higher-Speed Transit Corridors : Ultimate Recommendation
    • 1. EVMS to Newtown Rd: LRT
    • 2. CNU to Denbigh Blvd: LRT
    • 3. Newtown Rd to Oceanfront: LRT
    • 4. Military Circle to Naval Station: LRT
    • 5. EVMS to Naval Station: LRT
    • 6. Downtown Norfolk to Great Bridge: BRT
    • 7. Downtown Norfolk to NC: Commuter Rail
    • 8a: EVMS to Midtown/Downtown Portsmouth: LRT
    • 8b: Downtown Portsmouth to Harbour View: LRT
    • 8c: Downtown Portsmouth to Shoulders Hill: BRT
    • 8d: EVMS to Smithfield: Express Bus
  • Draft Plan- higher speed corridors
    • 9a. Downtown Suffolk to Downtown Norfolk: Comm. Rail
    • 9d. Ches. Sq. Mall to Downtown Norfolk: Express Bus
    • 10. Oceanfront: AA/EIS for a transit project
    • 11. Lightfoot to Downtown NN: Commuter Rail*
    • 12. Downtown Hampton to Oyster Point: LRT
    • 13. Downtown NN to Buckroe: Streetcar
    • 14. Gloucester to Oyster Point: Express Bus
    • 15. Poquoson to Oyster Point & Coliseum: Express Bus
    • 16. HRBT and Third Crossing: LRT
    • 17. Princess Anne Rd and Lynnhaven Pkwy: BRT
    • 18. Downtown Suffolk to Harbour View: Express Bus
    *likely mode, although LRT will be an option in analysis
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Eastern Virginia Medical School to Newtown Road
    • Land Use
    • Connects multiple centers , has the most intensive commercial development in the region
    • Provide higher density housing options, encourage compact mixed use development, improve pedestrian accessibility
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Complete construction and begin operating LRT Continue operating LRT Continue operating LRT with increased frequency Continue operating LRT with increased frequency
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Christopher Newport University to Denbigh
    • Land Use
    • Contains several activity centers
    • Continue transit-supportive development at Port Warwick and Oyster Point, encourage compact mixed use development in centers, increase employment
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin operating enhanced bus service in corridor Continue operating enhanced bus. Complete AA/DEIS and FEIS for LRT project Construct and operate LRT Continue operating LRT.
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Newtown Road to Oceanfront
    • Land Use
    • Contains some of the region’s highest employment and residential densities
    • Continue redevelopment, increase housing options, focus on Strategic Growth Areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin enhanced bus service along US 58 Complete AA and EIS for LRT project Construct and operate LRT Continue operating LRT Continue operating LRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Naval Station Norfolk via Military Hwy
    • Land Use
    • Links regional employment centers
    • Coordinate with major employers, encourage moderate density housing options, redevelop aging shopping centers
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Continue MAX service in corridor. Initiate AA. Complete AA and EIS for LRT project Construct and operate LRT Continue operating LRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Naval Station Norfolk via Old Dominion University
    • Land Use
    • Links regional employment and activity centers
    • Encourage mixed use infill development, coordinate with major employers and institutions, improve pedestrian facilities
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin enhanced bus service. Complete AA and EIS for transit project Construct LRT (or streetcar) Continue to operate LRT (or streetcar)
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Compostella/ Battlefield Corridor
    • Land Use
    • Links major activity and employment centers to growing suburban areas
    • Focus development in centers, redevelop aging shopping areas, provide pedestrian and transit-rider facilities
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Continue HRT Route 13 in corridor. Complete AA and EA for BRT project Construct and begin operating BRT in the corridor. Continue to operate BRT Continue to operate BRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Route 168/ I-464 Corridor
    • Land Use
    • Connects regional employment centers to suburban and residential areas
    • Focus development in centers, increase residential densities near proposed stations, encourage infill in Downtowns
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin express bus along the corridor Continue operating express bus Complete AA and EIS for commuter rail project. Continue express bus and extend the route to North Carolina Construct and begin operating commuter rail, ultimately extending to North Carolina. Phase out or modify express bus service as necessary.
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors EVMS to Midtown Portsmouth via Midtown Tunnel
    • Land Use
    • Connects employment centers
    • Encourage infill, mixed use, and compact development, increase employment
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Continue HRT Route 44 in the corridor. Complete the EIS for Midtown Tunnel project with a transit component Construct the Midtown Tunnel project with provisions for transit service. Begin express bus service. Continue to operate express bus service. Complete the updated environmental document for implementing LRT. Construct and operate LRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Downtown Portsmouth to Harbour View via High Street/ Churchland Blvd
    • Land Use
    • Connects existing and emerging activity centers
    • Encourage compact mixed use development, increase employment, redevelop aging commercial areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Complete AA and EIS for BRT project Implement BRT along the corridor. Continue operating BRT. Update EIS for LRT project Construct and operate LRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Northgate Commerce Park in Suffolk to Naval Medical Center via Naval Shipyard
    • Land Use
    • Connects employment and activity centers
    • Encourage compact mixed use development, increase employment, redevelop aging commercial areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Complete AA and EIS for BRT project Implement BRT along the corridor Continue operating BRT Continue operating BRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors EVMS to Smithfield via Western Freeway
    • Land Use
    • Links activity centers and less dense areas
    • Encourage compact mixed use development, increase employment, strengthen retail and commercial areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Implement express bus service from Harbour View to Norfolk. Continue operating express bus service, using the improved Midtown Tunnel Continue operating express bus service Extend express bus service to Smithfield
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Downtown Suffolk to Downtown Norfolk via I-264 and US 460
    • Land Use
    • Connects regional activity centers
    • Promote mixed use development, encourage infill in Downtowns, increase moderate density housing options
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Extend express bus in the corridor to Downtown Suffolk. Continue operating express bus service Complete AA and EIS for commuter rail project Construct and operate Commuter Rail
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Chesapeake Square Mall to Norfolk via I-664 and I-264
    • Land Use
    • Connects regional activity centers
    • Encourage redevelopment, mixed use, and compact growth within activity centers, identify park and ride areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin operating a new MAX express bus route Continue operating Express Bus Continue operating Express Bus Continue operating Express Bus
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Oceanfront Corridor
    • Land Use
    • Connects activity centers, serves summer’s high demand
    • Encourage mixed use infill development, increase density in designated centers, improve pedestrian amenities
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Continue existing VB Wave circulator bus Begin BRT in the corridor with more frequent service in summer Continue operating BRT Continue operating BRT
  • Higher Speed Transit Corridors Peninsula CSX Corridor
    • Land Use
    • Links several activity centers
    • Focus development in activity centers, encourage compact mixed use, identify park and ride areas
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Continue local bus service and increase Amtrak service. Implement express bus and complete AA and EIS for rail project (LRT and commuter rail will be evaluated; commuter rail is likely due to compatibility with CSX operations). Construct and operate rail service (see “Mid-Range” for mode). Increase Amtrak service further. Continue operating rail service (see “Mid-Range” for mode).
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Downtown Hampton to Oyster Point/ City Center
    • Land Use
    • Connects activity centers
    • Continue redevelopment, provide moderate to high density housing options, increase employment
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin enhanced bus service in the corridor Complete AA and EIS for BRT project Implement BRT Convert BRT to light rail
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Buckroe to Downtown Newport News
    • Land Use
    • Contains employment and activity centers
    • Encourage mixed use appropriate in scale and character, increase multi-family housing options, improve the quality of housing stock
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) Begin enhanced bus service in corridor. Continue enhanced bus service. Complete AA and EIS for streetcar project. Begin right-of-way acquisition. Construct and operate streetcar
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Gloucester to Oyster Point/ City Center
    • Land Use
    • Links less dense areas to employment centers
    • Focus development in existing centers, prevent sprawling land use patterns, identify park and ride locations
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) No additional transit service Begin express bus service in the corridor Continue operating express bus Continue operating express bus
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Poquoson to Oyster Point and Coliseum
    • Land Use
    • Connects activity centers to less dense and residential areas
    • Continue redevelopment, encourage clustered and compact development, improve pedestrian amenities
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) No additional transit service No additional transit service Establish Carpool and Park-Ride lots for Express Bus service Operate express bus service
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Peninsula to Southside, Hampton Roads Harbor Crossings
    • Land Use
    • Connects the Peninsula and Southside
    • Continue redevelopment and compact growth, work closely with major employers and institutions
    Near-Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) No additional transit service Prepare EIS for ferry and construct ferry docks Initiate Ferry service. Complete AA and EIS for LRT projects Construct and operate LRT projects. Discontinue ferry service once LRT service begins
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Princess Anne Road and Lynnhaven Parkway
    • Land Use
    • Connects several activity, employment, and educational centers
    • Encourage compact development appropriate in scale and use, avoid sprawling land use patterns, increase employment
    Near Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) No additional transit service No additional transit service Complete AA and EIS for BRT project. Begin right-of-way acquisition. Construct and operate BRT
  • High Capacity Transit Corridors Downtown Suffolk to Harbour View
    • Land Use
    • Links activity and emerging employment centers
    • Continue redevelopment in centers, encourage compact mixed use development, identify future station areas
    Near Term Long-Range (2026–2035) Extended-Range (Beyond 2035) Short-Range (Six-Year Improvement Plan 2010-2015) Mid-Range (2016–2025) No additional transit service No additional transit service Establish Carpool and Park-Ride lots for Express Bus service Operate express bus service
  • Draft Plan Note: It is expected that the alternatives analysis for Corridor 11 (along CSX) will determine whether Commuter Rail or LRT is best for that corridor.
  • Next Steps
    • DRPT Proposal: Transit Vision Plan (TVP), Phase II:
    • TVP Marketing and Outreach
      • Develop an engaging and innovative marketing and outreach strategy to support the TVP
      • Seek input from larger audience of elected officials and the public
      • Communicate the benefits of transit
      • Continue collaboration with localities to prepare transit corridors with supportive land use
  • Implement-ation
    • The Transit Vision Plan:
    • Provides local and state government with projects to implement now.
    • Provides local and state elected officials with alternative vision for debate over transportation funding.
    • Provides local government with corridors in which to focus development to make services feasible.