2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Rail Industrial Access Funds (language only)

Item 448 #1c

Item 448 #1c

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 384, after line 19, insert:
"F.  Of the funds available in the second year for Rail Industrial Access pursuant to § 33.1-221.1:1, Code of Virginia, up to $325,000 in the second year is hereby authorized for the development of rail access in Caroline County to serve the U.S. Army special passenger troop train shuttle operation between Fort Lee and Fort A.P. Hill.  In the allocation of funds for this project by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, the requirements of § 33.1-221.1:1, Code of Virginia, with the exception of § 33.1-221.1:1F., are waived.  The provisions of this paragraph shall take effect only if the U.S. Army enters into a service agreement with Amtrak and the serving railroad."

(This amendment directs up to $325,000 of the existing rail access funds to be used to develop rail access at Fort A.P. Hill to allow for train operations to move troops between Fort Lee and Fort A.P. Hill as long as the Army is successful in entering into an agreement with Amtrak and CSX.)