2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Frederick
Rte 234/I-95 Park and Ride Lot

Item 455 #9h

Item 455 #9h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Transportation, Department of FY2009 $2,000,000 FY2010 $2,000,000 GF

Page 403, line 12, strike "$1,487,269,209" and insert "$1,489,269,209".
Page 403, line 12, strike "$1,409,736,772" and insert "$1,411,736,772".
Page 404, after line 4, insert:
"E.  Included in the amounts for this item is $2,000,000 the first year and $2,000,000 the second year from the general fund for the construction of an expanded commuter lot at Route 234 and I-95 in Dumfries, adjacent to the existing VDOT commuter lot."

(This amendment provides $2.0 million from the general fund each year for the expansion of a commuter parking lot at Route 234 and I-95 in Dumfries. Prince William County is home to Virginia's largest commuter lot, located at Horner Road and I-95. It was constructed only recently and yet is at over 110 percent capacity on a daily basis. Increasingly, commuters from Stafford, Fredericksburg and points south are driving to Prince William and taking advantage of the ride-share and public transportation programs in place. That, combined with high residential growth, has led to a major shortage in commuter parking on the eastern side of Prince William, which is becoming a disincentive for these commuting options. At Route 234 and I-95 in Dumfries is located an existing yet small VDOT commuter lot. It too fills up beyond capacity on a daily basis, but where this lot is located, VDOT owns an additional five acres of land, ready and able to be developed into an expanded commuter parking. This amendment provides funding for the construction of this expanded lot on the five additional acres of land.)