2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Pilot Project - Allocation of Secondary Maintenance Funds (language only)

Item 445 #1h

Item 445 #1h

Transportation, Department of

Page 381, after line 25, insert:
"E.  The Department is hereby directed to utilize the data collected for its State of the Pavement Report to determine the equitable distribution of secondary system maintenance funding allocated to the VDOT Richmond District.  The pavement condition and ride quality data shall serve as the determinants of equitable shares of funding dedicated to pavements, with suballocations among the counties reflecting the relative pavement condition of the secondary roads in each jurisdiction to the extent possible based on the availability of data on such system. By October 15, 2014 the Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance and House and Senate Transportation Committees on the allocation of maintenance funding in the Richmond District by system and jurisdiction in fiscal year 2015 and compare such allocations to the allocations to be made in fiscal year 2016 pursuant to the requirements of this paragraph.  Such report shall include an assessment of the potential to utilize this methodology to allocate maintenance funding on a statewide basis.  An update to the report, which shall include an update on the availability of condition data on the secondary system and the Department's progress at implementing the requirements of Chapter 290 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly shall be presented to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance and House and Senate Transportation Committees by October 15, 2015."

(This amendment directs the Department to undertake a review of the secondary system pavement conditions within the VDOT Richmond District and use the results of its findings to allocate the secondary maintenance funding within the District in fiscal year 2016. Currently, VDOT secondary system maintenance funds are not allocated using any formula or quantitative metrics. This pilot project would look at the efficacy of such a methodology for statewide purposes going forward.)