2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Colgan
Flexing of federal highway funds to mass transit (language only)

Item 506 #1s

Item 506 #1s

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 346, line 44, strike "Thirty" and insert:  "Up to twenty-four".
Page 346, after line 45, insert:  "5) At least six percent shall be allocated for public transit purposes."
Page 347, line 3, after "Board." insert:  "At least 18 percent of Minimum Guarantee funding should be allocated to transit projects."

(This amendment ensures that a portion of the remaining thirty percent of federal Surface Transportation Program funds not allocated for enhancment programs, safety programs, or allocated by population, shall have a minimum allocation for public transit purposes by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. This amendment also requires at least 18 percent of the available federal Minimum Guarantee funds be allocated to public transportation purposes.Both Surface Transportation Program and Minimum Guarantee funds can be flexed for transit project purposes. The Governor's proposed budget allocates the flexible federal funding through the highway allocation formula, bypassing allocations for transit purposes.)