2009 Session

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Chief Patron: Stolle
Virginia Beach Light Rail Right-of-Way Acquisition (language only)

Item 449 #2s

Item 449 #2s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 486, following line 18, insert
"F. Included within the funds appropriated for Public Transportation Programs is $15,000,000 in the second year for acquisition of right-of-way owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation located between Newtown Road and the Oceanfront in the City of Virginia Beach.  In addition to these funds, and not included in this appropriation, the Department is authorized to provide $10,000,000 in funding pursuant to Item 459 H of this Act and set forth in Item 449.10 of Chapter 847 of the Acts of Assembly of 2007.  Prior to the expenditure of funding appropriated within this Item the Department shall have a commitment for $10,000,000 in additional funding from the City of Virginia Beach."

(This amendment provides $15 million in the second year from Mass Transit Funds within the Public Transportation Program administered by the Department of Rail and Public Transportation for the acquisition of right-of-way currently owned by the Norfolk Southern Corporation. In addition, $10 million initially allocated for this acquisition as part of the 2007 transportation initiative is recommitted to the project. Receipt of these funds for acquisition of right-of-way related to the extension of the Hampton Roads light rail project is contingent upon the commitment of $10 million in additional funding from the City of Virginia Beach. The amendment does not allocate new funding to the Mass Transit Fund.)