2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Villanueva
Co-Patron(s): Davis, Lindsey, Stolle, Ward, Spruill, Heretick, Bloxom
Rail EIS for Richmond to Hampton Rds Rail (language only)

Item 449 #1h

Item 449 #1h

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 378, after line 23, insert:

"E. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 33.2-1601 and § 33.2-1603, Code of Virginia, from the amounts appropriated in this item, $10,000,000 in the first year and $10,000,000 in the second year shall be allocated by the department to the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to conduct the Richmond to Hampton Roads Tier II Passenger Rail Environmental Impact Study (EIS).  Any Rail Enhancement Funds utilized for this purpose shall be administered according to the guidelines governing the use of Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Funds."


(This amendment directs $10.0 million each year from existing rail funding to the Hampton Roads MPO to conduct a Tier II EIS for Richmond to Hampton Roads rail service.)