2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: James
Host Cities Transportation Support Fund

Item 436 #3h

Item 436 #3h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Secretary of Transportation FY2017 $0 FY2018 $5,000,000 GF

Page 425, line 3, strike "$888,474" and insert "$5,888,474".

Page 429, after line 31, insert:

"Q.  Included in the amounts provided in this item is $5,000,000 from the general fund in the second year which shall be used to fund roadway improvement projects directly tied to roadway degredation resulting directly from activity at Virginia's port facilities.  The Secretary of Transportation is directed to establish objective and transparent criteria that shall be used by the Commonwealth Transportation Board to allocate these funds to projects on an annual basis as part of the Six Year Improvement Program process.  Initial criteria for project submissions shall be developed and released no later than July 1, 2017 to allow eligible port host cities to apply on for grants on a competitive basis.  In future years the selection process shall be concurrent with the process used to the develop the Six Year Improvement Program."


(This amendment provides $5.0 million from the general fund in the second year to establish a new transportation fund to support projects to help Port host cities address roadway degredation and congestion directly associated with activity at the ports of Virginia. The Fund would be established pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 1624, 2017 Session of the General Assembly.)