2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Peace
Rail Enhancement Fund Match Requirements (language only)

Item 440 #1h

Item 440 #1h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 378, after line 35, insert:
"D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the requirement included in
§ 33.1-221.1:1.1 D, projects undertaken under the direction of the Virginia Port Authority to upgrade and eliminate at-grade crossings to improve ingress and egress of rail container traffic from the Ports of Virginia shall be exempted from the non-public match requirement."

(This amendment stipulates that rail crossing projects managed by the Virginia Port Authority to increase the use of rail freight to move cargo in and out of the VPA facilities shall not be required to include a non-public match. The improvements are intended to benefit the Commonwealth as a whole by expanding economic development and are intended also to benefit the citizens in the region by reducing traffic delays caused by heavy rail volumes on lines with numerous at-grade crossings.)