2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (language only)

Item 430 #4s

Item 430 #4s

Secretary of Transportation


Page 425, following line 48, insert:

"L. Prior to the execution of any Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia for participation in the construction of any potential improvements to the bridge and related railroad infrastructure located between the Rosslyn (RO) Interlocking near Long Bridge Park in Arlington, Virginia and the L'Enfant (LE) Interlocking near 10th Street SW in Washington, D.C., or prior to the authorization for the issuance of any bonds or the sale of any land by the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority, as may be established by legislation adopted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly that becomes law, the Secretary of Transportation shall present for the approval of the MEI Project Approval Commission established pursuant to Chapter 47 (§30-309 et seq.) of Title 30, a draft of any Memorandum of Understanding, any proposed bond issuance, or contract related to the sale of land, or the terms of any agreement between or among any political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia, any political subdivision of the United States, federal government agency, the National Passenger Railroad Corporation, a commuter rail service jointly operated by the Northern Virginia Transportation District established pursuant to § 33.2-1904 and the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation District established pursuant to the Transportation District Act (§ 33.2-1900 et seq.), and any Class I private railroad corporation."


(This amendment provides initial oversight of the proposed terms of the Long Bridge project agreement to the MEI Commission.)