2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Statewide Rail Plan (language only)

Item 450 #1c

Item 450 #1c

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 401, line 1, after “B.” insert “1.”
Page 401, after line 15, insert:
"2. In accordance with the intent of the General Assembly, the Statewide Rail Plan shall include specific provisions for the improvement of passenger and freight train performance brought about by track concerns that typically arise during extreme hot weather conditions.
3. The Department shall inform the Chairs of the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance and the House Committees on Transportation and Appropriations on the collaborative effort to improve rail operations on the corridor by December 15, 2008."

(This amendment requires the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to include provisions for addressing heat restrictions and other factors impacting passenger rail service on the I-95 rail corridor as part of the Statewide Rail Plan. Pursuant to this amendment, DRPT is required to report on these efforts by December 15, 2008.)