2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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VDOT Performance & Accountability (language only)

Item 484 #3s

Item 484 #3s

Transportation, Department of

Page 356, after line 26, insert:
The Auditor of Public Accounts shall conduct a follow-up status review of his July 8, 2002, report entitled "
Special Review of the Cash Management and Capital Budgeting Practices” for the Department of Transportation.  
The Auditor shall specifically review Transportation's implementation of the cash and expenditure forecasting model, project cost estimating system and the development of the Six Year Program as a financially constrained capital budget.  The Auditor shall include Transportation’s progress on implementing all other recommendations within the July 8, 2002 report.  The Auditor shall report his findings to the Governor and the Secretary of Transportation and to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Transportation and Appropriations and to the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance no later than December 1, 2004.
H.  The Department of Transportation shall work with the Secretary of Transportation to develop performance goals and strategies in budget amendments to be submitted for review and approval by the 2005 Session.  Goals and strategies shall be based on realistic assumptions of revenues and appropriations, and shall address the major activities of the agency, including: (1) Highway System Maintenance; (2) Highway System Construction; (3) Financial Planning, Management, and Accountability; (4) Toll Facilities Operations and Management; (5) Environmental Evaluation and Planning; (6) Traffic Engineering; and (7) Transportation Research."

(This amendment directs the Auditor to conduct a follow-up review of the agency's efforts to implement the Auditor's recommendations from the 2002 report. The amendment also requires the agency to work with the Secretary of Transportation to support efforts promoting greater performance and accountability in the core programs of VDOT by developing performance goals and strategies for the 2005 Session.)