2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Capital and Operating Fund Shift (language only)

Item 449 #1h

Item 449 #1h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 486, after line 18, insert:
"F.  Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph A.1. of this item, during the second year the director of the department, with the concurrence of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, is hereby directed to withhold ten percent of the funding that would otherwise be provided for transit capital improvements under § 58.1-638.  These funds shall be distributed to transit properties across the Commonwealth to help offset state reductions in operating support.  In determining the appropriate distribution of these one-time funds, the department shall solicit applications from all transit properties eligible for operating support from the Commonwealth, and give due consideration to services that could be eliminated if additional support is not provided and also provide priority where higher than average local support is provided for such transit services."

(This amendment directs the Department of Rail and Public Transportation to set aside 10 percent of the funding that would otherwise be dedicated to transit capital improvements for use for one-time additional support for operating costs to help the transit properties adjust to reduced levels of operating support.)