2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dance
GRTC Petersburg Express (language only)

Item 439 #3h

Item 439 #3h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 378, after line 15, insert:
"E.  From such funds appropriated for public transportation purposes in this item, there is hereby allocated $200,000 in the first year for the continued operation of the GRTC I-95 Richmond/Petersburg Express Route."

(This amendment provides $200,000 to continue the GRTC Express Route between Petersburg and Richmond. It will allow GRTC to provide two morning trips and two afternoon trips within the interstate corridor. Since this route started in 2003, only Petersburg has contributed the local share, even though the route serves riders in Dinwiddie, Prince George, and southern Chesterfield Counties as well as the Cities of Hopewell and Colonial Heights. Petersburg has officially requested support from the aforementioned localities, but none are willing to support the route. Petersburg is unable to continue to support the I-95 Express Route at the current level of funding.)