Tri-Cities Area MPO adopts the FFY 2024-27 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program
The TCAMPO’s Policy Committee approved the FFY 2024-27 Metropolitan Transportation Improvement Program (MTIP) at its May 11, 2023 meeting. This federal transportation spending plan lists the projects and programs expected in the Tri-Cities area over the next 4 years.
Tri-Cities Area MPO adopts the 2017-2050 Socioeconomic Data Report
The TCAMPO’s Policy Committee approved the TCAMPO 2017-2050 Socioeconomic Data Report at its June 22, 2023 meeting. This data will be used for the upcoming Plan2050 long-range transportation plan and other MPO and PDC plans and studies. Of note, the total population of the Tri-Cities Planning Area is expected to grow from 191,322 in 2017 to 229,568 in 2050, and total employment in the Tri-Cities Planning Area is expected to grow from 62,432 in 2017 to 76,755 in 2050.
Tri-Cities Area MPO adopts the FY24 Unified Work Program (UPWP)
The TCAMPO’s Policy Committee approved the FY24 Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) at its June 22, 2023 meeting. The major work tasks for this upcoming year are the kick-off of Plan2050 (the long-range transportation plan) and the Regional Multimodal Mobility Plan (bicycle, pedestrian, transit) for the Tri-Cities Area.
Plans and Studies are Underway!
These transportation studies (overseen by VDOT) have recently begun in the Tri-Cities area:
- I-85/95 Interchange and Washington/Wythe “STARS” Study, Petersburg
- Wagner/Crater Rd/Rives Rd ‘Pipeline” Study, Petersburg and a portion of Prince George County
- Winston Churchill Road “Pipeline” study, Hopewell
- E. Randolph Street “Pipeline” study, Hopewell
These studies are expected to be completed by early 2024, so the recommendations can become applications for the SMART SCALE program (and other funding programs).
TCAMPO’s Elects New Leaders for FY24 (July 1, 2023-June 30, 2024)!
City of Petersburg Mayor Samuel Parham has been elected Chair and Prince George County Supervisor T.J. Webb has been elected Vice Chair of the TCAMPO Policy Committee. The Policy Committee consist of elected officials of the 6 member localities, Petersburg Area Transit, and state/federal agencies. The Policy Committee customarily meets on the second Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. at the PAT offices.
City of Hopewell Public Works Director Michael Campbell has been elected Chair and City of Petersburg Planning Director Reggie Tabor has been elected Vice Chair of the Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC). The TAC consists of planners, engineers, and/or staff from the 6 member localities, Petersburg Area Transit, RideFinders, and state/federal agencies. The TAC customarily meets on the first Friday of the month at 10:00 a.m. at the Colonial Heights Public Library.