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Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Shortline and Excursion Railroad (language only)

Item 446 #2h

Item 446 #2h

Transportation
Department of Rail and Public Transportation

Language

Page 391, after line 39, insert:

"3.  The Director of the Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall work with the Virginia Museum of Transportation to determine the feasibility of providing funding from the Shortline Railway Preservation and Development Program for improvements to a federally-classified shortline rail line located in Roanoke Virginia and transferred to the Museum from Norfolk Southern.  The Director shall report on the potential eligibility of the rail line and its proposed projects to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2018."



Explanation

(This amendment directs DRPT to investigate the eligibility of a rail line formerly owned by Norfolk Southern for grants from the Shortline Railway Preservation and Development Program.)