1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Funding for light-rail in Hampton Roads

Item 534 #6s

Item 534 #6s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY1999 $5,000,000 FY2000 $0 NGF

Page 312, line 1, strike "$105,171,300" and insert "$110,171,300".
Page 313, after line 23, insert:
"H. From Commonwealth Transportation Funds not otherwise designated for mass transit assistance, $5,000,000 shall be provided in the first year to the Tidewater Transportation District Commission (Commission) for development of the Virginia Beach-Norfolk Light Rail Transit System.  These funds shall be disbursed wholly or in part by the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, upon a demonstration by the Commission of satisfactory evidence of the need to further the development of a light rail system in Hampton Roads ."

(This amendment provides $5.0 million in the first year for development of a light-rail system in Hampton Roads. Oversight for the use of the state funds is the responsibility of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation. The funds are intended to be used to help match $20 million in federal funds and to help study the feasibility of extending the light rail line to the Norfolk Naval Base.)