2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: James
Co-Patron(s): Jones-J.C., Lindsey
Tier 2 EIS - Hampton Roads Passenger Rail

Item 445 #2h

Item 445 #2h

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Department of Rail and Public Transportation FY2019 $0 FY2020 $12,000,000 GF

Page 461, line 8, strike "$443,248,455" and insert "$455,248,455".

Page 463, after line 4, insert:

"G. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 33.2-1601 and § 33.2-1603, Code of Virginia, from the amounts appropriated in this item, $12,000,000 in the second year shall be allocated by the department to the Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) to conduct the Richmond to Hampton Roads Tier II Passenger Rail Environmental Impact Study (EIS).  Any Rail Enhancement Funds utilized for this purpose shall be administered according to the guidelines governing the use of Intercity Passenger Rail Operating and Capital Funds."


(This amendment provides $12.0 million the second year for costs associated with the Tier II Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for improved passenger rail service between Hampton Roads (Peninsula and Southside) and Richmond. The total cost is $24.0 million. A request of $12.0 million in fiscal year 2020 and $12.0 million in 2021 would fully fund the project. A Tier II study was recently funded by the Commonwealth and completed from Richmond to D.C.)