2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Transportation Initiatives

Item 452 #1s

Item 452 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Department of Transportation FY2023 ($182,204,000) FY2024 $0 GF
FY2023 3.00 FY2024 3.00 FTE

Page 472, line 2, strike "$4,575,045,286" and insert "$4,392,841,286".

Page 473, strike line 39 to 43 and insert:

"I.1 Included in these amounts, $20,000,000 the first year from the general fund is provided for the establishment of the State Trails Office within the Department of Transportation, consistent with the recommendations of the January 2022 report on the "Virginia Multi-Use Trails Initiative." In addition, the Board shall set-aside $20,000,000 in the first year and $20,000,000 in the second year from funds received for the Transportation Alternatives Program pursuant to 23 USC 133(h) for regional multi-use trails. Priority shall be given by the Board to new regional trails, projects to improve connectivity of existing trail networks, and geographic diversity in the use of such funds. All funds shall be awarded through a competitive solicitation conducted by the Board no later than September 20, 2022.

2. Prior to July 15, 2022, up to $1,500,000 of these amounts shall be transferred to the planning division to support the initial operational overhead costs of establishing the State Trails Office and for the development of a State Trails Plan and State Trails Information Clearinghouse. In developing the initial State Trails Plan, the State Trails Office shall coordinate with the State Trails Advisory Committee and the Department of Conservation and Recreation to ensure consistency with the Virginia Outdoors Plan.

J. Included in these amounts, $5,000,000 the first year from the general fund shall be transferred to Item 447 for deposit to the Transit Ridership Incentive Fund, established pursuant to § 33.2-1526.3, Code of Virginia, and consistent with the provisions of § 4-13.00 of this Act, for regional connectivity programs focused on congestion reduction and mitigation through the provision of long-distance commuter routes."


(This amendment provides a total of $25.0 million GF in FY 2023 to establish a Statewide Trails Office, including the development of a State Trails Plan, and to address enhanced commuter bus connectivity programs to reduce congestion thorough the provision of long-distance commuter routes. In addition, the amendment provides dedicated, ongoing, funding for the State Trail Office from federal Transportation Alternatives funding that is currently designated for regional multi-use trails.)