2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Puller
Route 1 Study (language only)

Item 439 #3s

Item 439 #3s

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 378, after line 15, insert:
"E. From such funds appropriated for public transportation purposes, there is hereby allocated $4,000,000 in the first year to finalize the transit study along the US Route 1 corridor in Fairfax County that (i) addresses current and projected future traffic deficiencies with a viable long-term transit solution for the corridor, (ii) transforms the area into transit-oriented and transit-supportive mixed use development near stations and stops, (iii) initiates the environmental study to develop the documentation that will be required to comply with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA), (iv) conduct conceptual design and engineering for the locally preferred alternative (LPA), (v) refines the capital and operating costs for the LPA based on the conceptual design and engineering, (vi) refines the cash flow model and funding analysis based on updated capital and operating costs, and (vii) submit an application into the Federal Transit Administration's New Starts project development process."

(This amendment directs that $4.0 million in transit funding in the first year be used to continue the Route 1 transit study in Fairfax County. $2.0 million was dedicated to this purpose in the current fiscal year.)