2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Fiscally Distressed Transit Systems (language only)

Item 448 #2s

Item 448 #2s

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 378, following line 23, insert:

"E. The Department of Rail and Public Transportation is authorized to allocate up to $3,000,000 from mass transit operating and capital reserve funds or other unobligated mass transit funds in fiscal year 2017 to address the revenue shortfall of the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission provided that a local match of at least twice the amount of any additional state funds is provided.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that this funding shall be provided only for one year,  that no transit operating assistance funding be used to support any new transit system or route at a level higher than such project would be eligible for under the existing allocation formula, and that the Commission shall thereafter be limited to amounts that would otherwise be allocated to it pursuant to § 58.1-638 A.4.e., Code of Virginia. The provisions of this paragraph shall only apply if the 2016 General Assembly fails to enact legislation to establish a provision for a floor on the regional motor fuels tax equivalent to the floor on the state motor fuels tax."


(This amendment provides for the one-time allocation of $3.0 million NGF to the PRTC to address shortfalls in transit funding directly related to the decline in wholesale motor fuels in Northern Virginia.)