1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Use of urban and secondary allocations for transit (language only)

Item 523 #13s

Item 523 #13s

Transportation, Department of

Page 408, after line 48, insert:
"K. The Commonwealth Transportation Board may, at the request of local governing bodies, use funds allocated for urban highways or secondary roads within their jurisdiction to aid the transportation district of which it is a unit in the purchase of buses and ancillary facilities for public transit systems or to aid local governing bodies in the purchase of equipment and facilities to be used in public mass transit.  In addition, primary highway system allocations may also be allocated for public transit system capital expenditures within the same primary system construction district, at the discretion of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and with the concurrance of any applicable Metropolitan Planning Organization."

(This amendment restores language that was inadvertently deleted in House Bill 958 in the 1998 Session. HB 958 was a recommendation of the Commission on the Future of Transportation that modified the Transportation Trust Fund formula for public transportation and also allowed highway funds to be used to aid public transit operating costs. In addition, new language is included which would provide the Commonwealth Transportation Board flexibility to use primary highway system allocations for public transit system capital projects within the same primary construction district.)