2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Surovell
Route 1 Multimodal Project (language only)

Item 439 #3h

Item 439 #3h

Rail and Public Transportation, Department of

Page 405, after line 17, insert:
"E. From such funds appropriated for public transportation purposes, there is hereby allocated $4,000,000 in the second year to advance a locally preferred alternative (LPA) recommended by the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis currently being administered by the Division of Rail and Public Transit in collaboration with the Counties of Fairfax, and Prince William and the City of Alexandria 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 Policy Act (NEPA), (iv) conducts 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) submits 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 second year be used to continue to advise the Route 1 transit study for the Counties of Fairfax and Prince William and the City of Alexandria. Two million dollars was dedicated to this purpose in fiscal year 2014.)