2004 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Transportation

Item 490

Item 490 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Ground Transportation System Planning and Research (60200)$18,612,688$18,467,551
Ground Transportation System Planning (60201)FY2003 $14,157,556FY2004 $13,759,240
Ground Transportation System Research (60202)FY2003 $2,907,577FY2004 $3,038,135
Other Services (60299)FY2003 $1,547,555FY2004 $1,670,176
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2003 $18,612,688FY2004 $18,467,551

Authority: Title 33.1, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of the amounts provided for Ground Transportation System Planning and Research, the Department of Transportation, through the Virginia Transportation Research Council, shall allocate such amounts as may be required to continue its evaluation of the use of soil stabilizers as an alternative to paving low-volume secondary roads. The evaluation shall include the analysis of sufficient road samples for the Department to establish a policy facilitating the use of soil stabilizers wherever cost-effective. Findings of the evaluation shall be reported to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than December 1, 2003.

B. The department is authorized to begin the planning and development of a real-time, dynamic, traffic signal synchronization system in Northern Virginia. The purpose of this system shall be to track the flow and volume of traffic in the region and to adjust traffic signals to optimize the region's traffic flow.