2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Marye
Co-Patron(s): Colgan, Couric, Edwards, Houck, Puckett, Ticer, Whipple
Funding for the Trans Dominion Express (language only)

Item 530 #2s

Item 530 #2s

Transportation, Department of

Page 359, after line 27 insert:
"E.  From the Priority Transportation Fund, $10,000,000 the first year and $10,000,000 the second year shall be made available for development of the Trans Dominion Express intercity passenger rail service."

(This amendment provides $20,000,000 in general fund appropriations for the new intercity passenger rail service from Southwest and Central Virginia to Richmond and Northern Virginia. The Trans Dominion Express would serve numerou cities and towns, including Bristol, Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Charlottesville, as well as 23 colleges and universities. The service would compliment current Amtrak service by creating a passenger rail loop in Virginia, significantly improving our current transportation system by providing a real alternative to automobile travel. It is expected that 372,000 passengers would ride the trains annually, increasing to 800,000 by the year 2020.)