2018 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Barker
WMATA Funding (language only)

Item 453 #2s

Item 453 #2s

Department of Transportation


Page 396, strike line 13 through line 32 and insert:

"E. From such funds appropriated in Item 450, Item 452, Item 453, and Item 455 of this Act and lawfully available for expenditure by the Commonwealth Transportation Board, prior to any other assignment or pledge of funding and notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Commonwealth of Virginia shall provide $100,000,000 the first year and $100,000,000 the second year in nongeneral funds to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for provision of such funds to the Metropolitan Washington Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for capital expenditures. The sources of such funding shall be specified by the Commonwealth Transportation Board and approved by the Governor. Such funds shall be provided to the Northern Virginia Transportation Commission for this purpose only if matched by $50,000,000 each year in additional funding that is provided by Northern Virginia agencies, political subdivisions and local governments, and may include regional motor fuel tax monies that exceed the amount collected in Fiscal Year 2018, as may become effective upon passage of SB 393 of the 2018 General Assembly.  The appropriation shall be contingent on Maryland and the District of Columbia providing comparable funding and on various conditions that shall be specified."


(This amendment removes the proposed increase in regional taxes for funding of the WMATA Metro capital replacement program and directs the Commonwealth to provide $100 million in each year to the NVTC for such purpose only upon certain conditions and matching funding.)