2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: BaCote
Co-Patron(s): Dance, Tyler, Ward
Hampton Rds Hybrid Buses

Item 449 #3h

Item 449 #3h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of FY2009 $2,000,000 FY2010 $0 GF

Page 399, line 1, strike "$274,607,254" and insert "$276,607,254".
Page 400, after line 42, insert:
"F.  Included in this item is $2,000,000 the first year from the general fund for Hampton Roads Transit for the purchase of four hybrid-electric shuttle buses to operate in Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach."

(This amendment provides $2.0 million in the first year from the general fund for the Transportation District of Hampton Roads to expand its Universal Shuttle Program with the purchase of four hybrid shuttle buses to be used throughout the region. This amendment builds on last year's appropriation that established the program with $6.1 million to replace the Norfolk Electric Transit buses and HRT's efforts to replace the trolley fleet at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. These four shuttles will be used to replace vehicles that have exceeded their useful lifespan, as defined by the Federal Transit Administration, and bolster the shuttle services operating in Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk and Virginia Beach. The hybrid-electric shuttles reduce harmful emissions and bring significant energy savings to the Hampton Roads Transit bus fleet.)