2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Committee Approved)

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Mass Transit Operating Grants (language only)

Item 449 #1s

Item 449 #1s

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, Code of Virginia.  These funds shall be distributed on a competitive basis 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 operating support is not provided and also provide priority where higher than average local support is provided for such transit services."

(This amendment provides for a one-time reduction in Mass Transit Capital Fund of ten percent. The funds shall be set-aside for competitive distribution within the Commonwealth Mass Transit Operating Fund to maintain operating funding. The amendment does not allocate new funding to the Mass Transit Fund.)