2004 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Transportation

Item 484

Item 484

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Administrative and Support Services (61900)$260,426,865$265,124,690
General Management and Direction (61901)FY2005 $188,975,759FY2006 $192,502,521
Computer Services (61902)FY2005 $61,838,907FY2006 $62,721,670
Physical Plant Services (61915)FY2005 $9,612,199FY2006 $9,900,499
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2005 $260,426,865FY2006 $265,124,690

Authority: Title 33.1, Code of Virginia.

A. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the highway share of the Transportation Trust Fund shall be used for highway maintenance and operation purposes prior to its availability for new development, acquisition, and construction.

B.1. To provide for statewide consistency, accountability, and management, this Item includes funding and positions previously allocated to other programs, such as the Construction Management program, for the management of the Department of Transportation’s programs.

2. The positions throughout the state have responsibility for a variety of programs, and projects, which include maintenance, operations, and construction. The activities associated with these programs and projects include, but are not limited to, district and residency administration, accounting and budgeting, human resources, procurement, planning and evaluation, and auditing.

3. Also included in this Item is the consolidation of information technology activities and positions, which may be transferred to the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.

4. The amounts appropriated shall be used for the absorption of “prorated” charges from expenditures previously expended in the maintenance and construction programs.

C. Out of the amounts for General Management and Direction, allocations shall be provided to the Commonwealth Transportation Board to support its operations, the payment of financial advisory and legal services, and the management of the Transportation Trust Fund.

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department may assess and collect the costs of providing services to other entities, public and private. The Department shall take all actions necessary to ensure that all such costs are reasonable and appropriate, recovered, and understood as a condition to providing such service.

E. As part of the Six Year Financial Plan and the Six Year Improvement Plan, the Commissioner shall develop and implement a long-term business strategy that considers appropriate staffing levels and alternative service delivery approaches, including devolution and outsourcing of programs and projects.

F. Any action to modernize and integrate the automated systems of the Department of Transportation shall be based on a plan that includes developing the integrated system in phases, or modules.