2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell, A.
Norfolk Hybrid Buses

Item 437 #2h

Item 437 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY2007 $0 FY2008 $3,100,000 GF

Page 461, line 43, strike "$163,780,515" and insert "$166,880,515".
Page 463, after line 42, insert:
"F. Included in Public Transit Programs is $3,100,000 the second year from the general fund for Hampton Roads Transit for the purchase of hybrid-electric buses to serve the City of Norfolk.  Hampton Roads Transit is hereby authorized to utilize an additional $3,100,000 from the nongeneral fund money made available to them through the state transit capital program to complete their planned cycle of hybrid-electric vehicle replacements in Norfolk."

(This amendment provides a total of $6.2 million to Hampton Roads Transit to replace the Norfolk Electric Transit (NET) bus system with new hybrid-electric vehicles and to acquire additional vehicles to allow for the expansion of services and connect Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Tidewater Community College. Funding includes the dedication of $3.1 million from the general fund for this purpose as well as the earmarking of $3.1 million in existing nongeneral fund transit capital program allocations for this purpose.)