2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Houck
Rail Improvements in I-95 Corridor (language only)

Item 438 #1s

Item 438 #1s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 464, after line 26, insert:
"C. Prior to the release of any Rail Enhancement Funds to CSX for I-95 Rail Corridor Improvements, the Department and CSX shall execute an operating agreement that will provide for improved and reliable passenger and freight rail operations in the corridor.  This agreement must include provisions for managing heat restrictions, including strategies for maintaining or enhancing the reliability of passenger rail services during heat restriction purposes."

(This amendment directs the Department, in its negotiations with CSX regarding I-95 Rail Corridor Improvements, to include provisions for improved and reliable service in the corridor and to address specifically passenger service reliability whenever the company imposes heat restrictions on its tracks.)