2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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Modeling for Transit Routing (language only)

Item 180 #2h

Item 180 #2h

Education: Higher Education
Old Dominion University

Page 164, after line 25, insert:
"The Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center ("VMASC") is directed to utilize modeling and simulation and visualization research methods to study matters related to the optimization of the Commonwealth's modes of public transportation, including rail and bus.  In conducting the study, the VMASC shall consider issues such as the most economical and efficient methods of expanding the Commonwealth's public transportation systems to areas possessing the highest population density or most severe automotive traffic congestion, and other issues as may arise.  Included in this evaluation shall be an examination of the public transit needs in the Route 1 corridor in Fairfax County relating to the base realignment actions impacting Fort Belvoir.  The VMASC shall provide personnel and materials to conduct the study, and shall consult with the Secretary of Transportation, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, the Virginia Transportation Research Council and other entities suggested by the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation.  VMASC shall provide an interim report to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees no later than November 1, 2006, and a written final report to the respective Chairmen no later than November 1, 2007.

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)