2003 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watkins
Bus Routes Expansion

Item 485 #2s

Item 485 #2s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY2003 $0 FY2004 $2,500,000 NGF

Page 451, line 28, strike "$139,149,128" and insert "$141,649,128".
Page 453, after line 21, insert:
"I.1.  Out of this appropriation, up to $2,500,000 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.
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:  Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality funds allocated to the Richmond Metropolitan Planning Organization; the Transportation Efficiency Improvement Fund (TEIF); and the High Priority Transit Project Fund.  In addition, the department is authorized to work with Chesterfield County to encourage private sector donations for the program."

(This amendment provides up to $2.5 million of nongeneral fund moneys 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.)