2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wagner
Co-Patron(s): Alexander, Cosgrove, DeSteph Jr, Locke
Increase passenger train frequencies to Norfolk & Roanoke (language only)

Item 449 #5s

Item 449 #5s

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 379, following line 1, insert:

"D. From the amounts appropriated in this item for Passenger and Freight Rail Financial Assistance, and notwithstanding §33.2-1601 and §33.2-1603, prior to any further investments in intercity passenger rail capacity to serve markets in North Carolina, the Department shall complete projects currently underway to deliver train capacity improvements to serve Norfolk and Roanoke. Any Rail Enhancement Funds utilized for the purpose of services delivered in this item shall be administered as Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Funds.".


(This amendment directs DRPT to complete existing Intercity Passenger Rail projects prior to initiating planning of any new services,)