2004 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Plum
Integrated Transportation Planning Fund (language only)

Item 487 #3h

Item 487 #3h

Transportation, Department of

Page 357, after line 12, insert:
"Included in the amount for ground transportation system planning and research is $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the highway share of the Transportation Trust Fund which shall be used by the Secretary of Transportation to provide competitive grants to regional planning commissions to develop or update regional transportation plans that integrate local land-use plans with multi-modal transportation plans. Such grants shall be awarded to regional planning commissions that present work plans, acceptable to the Secretary, that include memoranda of understanding with local political jurisdictions and, as appropriate, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transit, the Virginia Port Authority, and the Department of Aviation. Such work plans shall provide for extensive public involvement in the planning process."

(This amendment provides $2.0 million each year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to support the provisions of House Bill 888, which creates an Integrated Transportation Planning Fund.)