2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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VRE Impact Analysis (language only)

Item 436 #2c

Item 436 #2c

Secretary of Transportation


Page 372, after line 12, insert:

"M.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board's rail subcommittee shall review the  long range service plan and financial analysis of Virginia Railway Express and assess the conclusions of that analysis with respect to the long-term financial viability of the service, their ability to maintain appropriately costed-services to maintain and expand market share, and the Virginia Railway Express's  impact on traffic volumes on the Interstate 66 and Interstate 95 / 395 corridors of statewide significance.  The Board shall consult with interested stakeholders and report its findings to the Secretary of Transportation, and the Chairmen of the House Committees on Appropriations and Transportation and the Senate Committees on Finance and Transportation no later than November 15, 2016."


(This amendment directs the Commonwealth Transportation Board's rail subcommittee to review the long range strategic and financial plans as well as service impacts of the Virginia Railway Express.)