1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Performance Based Transit Grants (language only)

Item 515 #2h

Item 515 #2h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 339, after line 46, insert:
"The Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall study and develop options and recommendations for a performance-based methodology for distributing state operating aid to local mass transit organizations, and a methodology for distributing state capital support that treats each organization equitably.  The study shall also consider the requirements of heavily populated regions of the Commonwealth and the need to provide inter-locality connections in such regions.  The Department shall appoint and consult with a technical advisory committee, which shall include representatives of local mass transit organizations and local governments, to assist with the study.  The Department shall meet with the technical advisory committee at least three times.  The Department's report shall be submitted to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees and to the Chairman of the Commission on the Future of Transportation (House Joint Resolution 160) by September 1, 1997."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)