2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Conference Report)

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Item 487 #1c

Item 487 #1c

Transportation, Department of

Page 438, line 26, strike "A." and insert "A.1."
Page 438, after line 46, insert:
"2.  For the allocation of funds under this item for projects in micropolitan or metropolitan areas, as defined by the federal Office of Management and Budget, east of or adjacent to Route 29, priority shall be given to those local governments that complete a build-out analysis of their comprehensive plans and zoning.
a.  The build-out analysis shall include the total number of housing units and commercial development, transportation infrastructure needed to support that development, and the estimated cost of transportation infrastructure.  If requested, the Department shall provide technical assistance for the analysis.
b.  The build-out report will be shared with the Regional Planning District Commissions (RC or PDC), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPO), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT)."

(This amendment strengthens the linkage between local land use planning and transportation infrastructure by affording a higher priority for localities providing a build-out analysis of the impact of local land use on transportation projects.)