2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Trans Dominion Rail Project (language only)

Item 483 #2s

Item 483 #2s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 435, line 23, strike "B." and insert "B.1.".
Page 435, after line 32, insert:
"2.  The Department shall establish a Trans Dominion Rail Pilot Project to demonstrate the capability of passenger rail service to alleviate congestion on the state's interstate and highway system of roads.  The pilot project will provide passenger rail service between the cities of Bristol and Richmond and Washington, D.C.  
3.  As part of the pilot project, shuttle services for passengers to the Trans Dominion stops shall be included.  At least one stop shall include College Campus.  This component of the pilot project will maximize ridership opportunities for potential riders."

(This amendment directs the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to initiate the Trans Dominion Rail as a pilot project between Bristol and Washington, D.C.)