2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Prioritization for the Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund (language only)

Item 445 #1s

Item 445 #1s

Department of Rail and Public Transportation


Page 463, after line 4, insert:

"G. Notwithstanding the provisions of the ninth enactment of Chapters 854 and 856 of the 2018 Acts of Assembly, the prioritization process required by § 33.2-214.4 of the Code of Virginia for the allocation of transit operating assistance shall not be implemented prior to July 1, 2020, for use in the development of the Six-Year Improvement Program for fiscal years 2021 through 2026. The funding distribution formula developed through the prioritization process shall specifically address congestion mitigation metrics, by including factors such as passenger miles traveled and private passenger vehicles removed from roads, before any such funding distribution formula is implemented."


(This amendment delays the implementation of § 33.2-214.4 statewide prioritization for the Commonwealth Mass Transit Fund from July, 1 2019 to July 1, 2020, beginning with the fiscal year 2021-2026 Six Year Improvement Program, and requires that additional congestion reduction metrics, including passenger miles traveled, be included in the operation assistance allocation formula.)