2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: LeMunyon
Prohibit Funding for DC-RIC High Speed Rail (language only)

Item 449 #3h

Item 449 #3h

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 379, after line 1, insert:

"D. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 33.2-1601 and 33.2-1603, no funds provided for rail improvements shall be used to make improvements related to the proposed Washington, D.C. to Richmond, Virginia high speed rail initiative.  This prohibition shall not limit the ability of the department to undertake projects intended to increase throughput of existing Amtrak, Virginia Railway Express (VRE) or freight service, or impede any expanded VRE service."


(This amendment prohibits DRPT from utilizing rail enhancement and intercity passenger rail operating and capital funds to advance the Washington to Richmond high speed rail project.)