1998 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Recommendations on Special Transportation Needs (language only)

Item 514 #1h

Item 514 #1h

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 303, after line 31 insert:
C.  The Secretaries of Transportation and Health and Human Resources shall review existing data and information pertaining to the adequacy of public transportation services to meet the needs throughout Virginia of the elderly, the disabled and other citizens for whom basic transportation is a serious challenge.  The Secretaries also shall consult with organizations with special knowledge of this issue, review efforts by organizations to coordinate and cooperate in the delivery of transportation services, consider models used in other states to provide special transportation services, evaluate state reimbursement rates for their adequacy, and shall make a report with specific recommendations for service expansions or changes, funding, and service cooperation and coordination to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 20, 1998."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)