2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Mass Transit Initiative (language only)

Item 482 #7s

Item 482 #7s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 434, line 11, strike "$10,000,000" and insert "$15,000,000".
Page 434, line 12, strike "$10,000,000" and insert "$15,000,000".
Page 434, line 12, strike "purchase" and insert "related capital".
Page 434, line 13, strike "$20,000,000" and insert "$25,000,000".
Page 434, line 15, strike "$40,000,000" and insert "$45,000,000".
Page 434, line 17, after "provide" insert "up to".
Page 434, line 18, after "fund." insert:  "The Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall set the matching rate in accordance with this subparagraph.  For purposes of this subparagraph, a program shall be considered a special funding project established by a regional transportation authority and endorsed by each Virginia locality participating in the authority."

(This amendment increases by language the amount of general fund support for Virginia Beach's bus rapid transit system, statewide bus related capital program, VRE, and Metro. The increase of $5.0 million for each entity results in an additional total allocation of $20.0 million. A companion budget amendment (Item 493.10) appropriates the additional $20.0 million GF for the projects.)