2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Floor Approved)

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Statewide Intercity Passenger Rail

Item 443 #1s

Item 443 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Department of Rail and Public Transportation FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($50,000,000) GF
FY2021 $137,603,000 FY2022 $0 NGF

Page 527, line 27, strike "$137,107,434" and insert "$274,710,434".
Page 527, line 28, strike "$247,112,195" and insert "$197,112,195".

Page 528, strike line 39 through line 43, and insert:

"H. Out of the amounts in this Item, and consistent with the provisions of § 4-13.00 of this Act, $137,603,000 the first year from public funds made available for Highway Infrastructure Programs by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (P.L. 116-260) shall be allocated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board for the purpose of extending intercity passenger rail service from Roanoke, Virginia to the Blacksburg-Christiansburg, Virginia area and increasing the frequency of intercity passenger rail service along the I-81/Route 29 Corridor from Washington, DC.  The Secretary shall provide an assessment of both total project costs and the incremental costs resulting from modelling conducted to assess any infrastructure or network costs needed to service a rail station in Bedford, Virginia to the Chairs of the House Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations no later than October 15, 2021."


(This amendment provides $137.6 million from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act to ensure long-term sustainable growth of intercity passenger and commuter rail services across the Commonwealth.)