2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Review of Potential Phase 2 EIS HR Rail (language only)

Item 449 #2h

Item 449 #2h

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 437, after line 47, insert:

"F. No later than July 1, 2017, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in collaboration with the Hampton Roads Transportation Planning Organization as well as all relevant stakeholders, shall evaluate the costs of and potential funding sources for completing  a Tier II Environmental Impact Study for the purpose of delivering future high speed passenger rail service between Richmond and Hampton Roads, and provide this information to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Transportation and Appropriations, the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance."


(This amendment directs DRPT to work with the Hampton Roads stakeholders to evaluate the costs of, and identify potential funding sources for, a tier 2 EIS for high speed rail between Richmond and Hampton Roads.)