2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Requirements for CSX Funding (language only)

Item 450 #2s

Item 450 #2s

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. Prior to the release of any additional funds, on or after July 1, 2008, to CSX for I-95 Rail Corridor Improvements, the Commonwealth Transportation Board shall approve the Plan set forth in subsection B.1.
4. The Department shall inform 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 Commonwealth Transportation Board to approve the Plan between CSX and the Department of Rail and Public Transportation for addressing heat restrictions and other factors impacting passenger rail service on the I-95 rail corridor. Pursuant to this amendment, CSX is ineligible for any additional funding for I-95 rail corridor improvements until such time the Statewide Rail Plan is approved by the Commonwealth Transportation Board.)