2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Floor Approved)

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Use of TAP Funding (language only)

Item 444 #3h

Item 444 #3h

Transportation, Department of

Page 381, after line 3, insert:
"G.  Out of the funds provided for the Transportation Alternatives Program or other sources available to the Board, an amount estimated at $90,000 shall be provided to remove the concrete barrier closing the middle of a tunnel in Crozet, Virginia to allow for the development of a trails project and $50,000 in the first year and $50,000 in the second year shall be provided for gateway signage along Interstates 95 and 64 in the Richmond Regional Planning District."

(This amendment directs the Department of Transportation to utilize $90,000 of its existing transportation alternatives program funds or other available funds to eliminate a concrete barrier in a tunnel in Crozet, Virginia in the Staunton District. The community is developing a trail through the historic tunnel and adjacent abandoned rail line but needs assistance removing a concrete barrier that was placed to close off the tunnel prior to completing the project. Also included is $50,000 each year for Gateway Signage along Interstates 95 and 64 in the Richmond area as part of the region's efforts to market itself in preparation for the 2015 World Road Cycling Championship. These federal funds are made available only for alternative transportation-related improvements, not for standard construction or maintenance projects.)