2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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VRE Review (language only)

Item 452 #1h

Item 452 #1h

Department of Transportation


Page 380, after line 15, insert:

"E.  At the request of the Virginia Railway Express, the department, with the assistance of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, shall review the recent Virginia Railway Express long range plan and financial analysis 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 Department shall report its findings to the Secretary of Transportation, the Chairmen of the Senate Finance Committee and the House Appropriations Committee no later than November 15, 2016."


(This amendment directs VDOT, with the assistance of DRPT, to review the long range plan and financial analysis of the Virginia Railway Express and evaluate the impact of its services on the I-66, 95 and 395 corridors.)