2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell, W.
Third Rail along I-95 Corridor

Item 438 #3h

Item 438 #3h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY2007 $17,600,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 374, line 36, strike "$36,400,000" and insert "$54,000,000".
Page 375, after line 13, insert:
"C.  Included in the appropriation for this item is $17,600,000 in the first year from the general fund to finance the estimated fiscal year 2007 costs of plan of improvements to Powell's Creek to Arkendale segment of the CSX rail line in the Fredericksburg to Washington, D.C. corridor.  This funding will be used to supplement funding previously appropriated to this project from the Rail  Enhancement Fund and expedite the project but shall not be used to reduce commitments from that Fund to the remaining costs of the project."

(This amendment provides $17.6 million in the first year from the general fund to expedite rail improvements from Powell's Creek to Arkendale and expedite completion of the "Third Rail" in the Fredericksburg to D.C. corridor thereby improving freight, intercity and commuter rail access and timeliness throughout the Richmond to D.C. corridor.)