2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Dulles Corridor Rail Project (language only)

Item 438 #1h

Item 438 #1h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 173, after line 35, insert:
"E. The Secretary of Transportation is hereby directed to resolicit competitive proposals for design-build of the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project and ensure that such solicitation includes the potential to utilize multi-phase design-build options as well as addressing the other recommendations of the U.S. Department of Transportation's Office of Inspector General in his report on the project issued July 27, 2007.  Such changes shall include the consideration of enhanced project management, value engineering and project phasing.  Prior to the issuance of such solicitation, the Secretary of Transportation shall provide to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees, the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committees an enumeration of the proposed changes to the solicitation as well as a response to the criticisms included in the report from the Office of the Inspector General."

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Transportation to seek ways to resolicit proposals for the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project that include process and management improvements to address the concerns expressed by the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Transportation in his report issued July 27, 2007.)