2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB29 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watkins
Passenger Rail from Richmond to D.C.

Item 483 #1s

Item 483 #1s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $200,000 GF

Page 146, line 16, strike "$3,750,000" and insert "$3,950,000".
Page 146, after line16, insert:
"E.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Rail Assistance $200,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to advance the completion of the "Third Rail Track" study between Richmond and Washington, D.C.  The Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall support the Virginia Department of Transportation in the study.  If required, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to transfer this general fund appropriation or some portion of the appropriation to the Department of Transportation to complete the study."

(This amendment provides $200,000 GF to support the planning study for high-speed rail between Richmond and Washington, D.C. A companion amendment in VDOT defines the scope of the study.)