2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Bus Routes Expansion (language only)

Item 485 #1s

Item 485 #1s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 453, after line 21, insert:
"I.1.  Out of this appropriation, up to $900,000 the second year shall be provided to the Greater Richmond Transit Company (GRTC) to continue the operation in Chesterfield County of GRTC routes previously approved by the Board of Supervisors.  To receive the funding, Chesterfield County shall match such moneys on a dollar-for-dollar basis, and shall communicate its decision to participate in the program to the department no later than July 1, 2003.  If the County elects not to participate, then the funds shall be made available for other programs and projects.
2.  Fund sources appropriated from this Item shall include federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Family funds (TANF) for TANF-eligible clients.  The Department of Social Services shall work with GRTC to maintain federal approval to operate buses and vans in Chesterfield County to transport low-income individuals to and from jobs.  Other fund sources in this appropriation include the Transportation Efficiency Improvement Fund (TEIF).  In addition, the department is authorized to work with Chesterfield County to encourage private sector donations for the program."

(This amendment provides up to $900,000 of nongeneral fund moneys from TANF and TEIF to support bus service between the City of Richmond and Chesterfield County. To receive the funding, the County must provide a dollar-for-dollar match.)