2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Additional Support for WMATA

Item 433 #1h

Item 433 #1h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Department of Rail and Public Transportation FY2025 $65,000,000 FY2026 $84,500,000 GF

Page 483, line 6, strike "$848,991,629" and insert "$913,991,629".
Page 483, line 6, strike "$860,649,660" and insert "$945,149,660".

Page 484, strike lines 20 through 46, and insert:

"E.1. The provisions of Virginia Code § 33.2-1526.1 (K) are temporarily suspended for fiscal years 2025 and 2026. This section of Code shall resume in fiscal year 2027. This Code change provides a two-year suspension of the requirement that limits the annual Virginia operating assistance for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to no more than three percent over the prior year's approved budget.

2. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority shall complete a comparison of its total costs and overhead costs, defined as general administration and non-vehicle maintenance costs, against the cost of similar transit systems providing service in the cities of Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and Washington, DC, and submit this comparison to the Joint Subcommittee on Northern Virginia Public Transit."


(This amendment provides $65.0 million from the general fund in fiscal year 2025 and increase in support for WMATA in fiscal year 2025 and assumes the higher support will continue in fiscal year 2026.)