2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Committee Approved)

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Safety Service Patrol (language only)

Item 451 #1h

Item 451 #1h

Department of Transportation


Page 467, after line 29, insert:

"E. Out of the amounts provided in this item, the department shall increase the share of funding dedicated to the Safety Service Patrol Services by $5,000,000 from nongeneral fund revenues in the second year to expand services across the Commonwealth's Interstate System, with priority given to the Interstate 81 Corridor."


(This amendment requires VDOT to redirect $5.0 million the second year from existing maintenance funding to enhance safety service patrol services across the Commonwealth's Interstate system. Studies indicate that 16% of all Interstate delays are caused by incidents, and on Interstate 81 that share increases to 51%. Safety Service Patrol Services provide substantial improvements in clearing incident-related delays.)