2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bell, Robert
HB 2 Evaluation of Rio Road/Route 29 Project (language only)

Item 444 #1h

Item 444 #1h

Transportation, Department of

Page 408, after line 52, insert:
"J.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of § 33.2-214.1, Code of Virginia, shall apply to the U.S. Route 29, Rio Road grade separation (project code 106136) currently contained in the Fiscal Year 2015-2021 Six Year Improvement Program.  Such project shall not proceed to the next phase of development until such time as it has been compared against at least ten other candidate projects within the same district utilizing the prioritization methods developed pursuant to the provisions of § 33.2-214.1 B., and the Commonwealth Transportation Board has presented its preliminary ranking of these projects and sought input from localities, metropolitan planning organizations, transit authorities, transportation authorities, and other stakeholders.  This project may not be advanced utilizing alternate state or federal funding sources in an effort to circumvent the intent of this language."

(This amendment requires that the proposed project implementing a grade separation of U.S. Route 29 and Rio Road be deferred until such time as the prioritization process pursuant to House Bill 2, 2014 Session of the General Assembly can be implemented and applied to this and alternate projects.)