2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watkins
High Speed Rail (language only)

Item 506 #3s

Item 506 #3s

Transportation, Secretary of

Page 347, after line 37, insert:
"5.  From all funds available to the Commonwealth Transportation Board for allocation to surface transportation projects, $25,000,000 in the first year and $25,000,000 in the second year shall be allocated to  High Speed Passenger Rail Service between Richmond, Virginia and Washington D.C.  Funds available shall include but not be limited to:  federal transportation funds, general funds, and state transportation revenues.  Funds can be used as payments to owners of the rail corridor or any other parties that have an interest in the corridor, operations and maintenance, and/or construction of additional rail line to ensure that the service begins as expeditiously as possible."

(This amendment requires the Commonwealth Transportation Board to allocate $25,000,000 in each year of the biennium to High Speed Passenger Rail Service from Richmond, Virginia to Washington, D.C.)