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2010 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 872)

Department of Transportation

Item 460

Item 460

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Administrative and Support Services (69900)$242,361,599$249,287,558
$244,824,353
General Management and Direction (69901)FY2009 $151,090,245FY2010 $155,488,064
$155,796,863
Information Technology Services (69902)FY2009 $67,653,482FY2010 $69,683,086
$68,296,911
Facilities and Grounds Management Services (69915)FY2009 $11,710,592FY2010 $12,061,909
$11,959,421
Employee Training and Development (69924)FY2009 $11,907,280FY2010 $12,054,499
$8,771,158
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $242,361,599FY2010 $249,287,558
$243,624,353
Federal TrustFY2009 $0FY2010 $1,200,000

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. Administrative and Support Services shall include funding for management, direction, and administration to support the department's activities that cannot be directly attributable to individual programs and/or projects.


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. Each year, as part of the six-year financial planning process, the Commissioner shall implement a long-term business strategy that considers appropriate staffing levels for the department. In addition, the Commissioner shall identify services, programs, or projects that will be evaluated for devolution or outsourcing in the upcoming year. In undertaking such evaluations, the Commissioner is authorized to use the appropriate resources, both public and private, to competitively procure those identified services, programs, or projects and shall identify total costs for such activities.


F.1. 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. When such plan is approved and to minimize the financial impact, the Department may incrementally budget for the modernization. 


2. The Department of General Services, the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Human Resource Management, the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Department of Accounts shall support the system modernization effort of the Department of Transportation through the adoption of statewide data standards. These data standards shall include, but not be limited to, vendor tables, agency identification information, state employee identification information, charts of accounts, receiving information, invoice information, purchase information including commodity codes, and any other essential data standards necessary to conduct business. The Departments of General Services, Treasury, Human Resource Management, Planning and Budget, and Accounts shall provide the Virginia Enterprise Applications Program (VEAP) Office Director and the Department of Transportation with such data standards by October 1, 2008, and the VEAP Office Director shall adopt these data standards as the Commonwealth's standards for future enterprise applications. Within 60 days of their adoption, the VEAP Office Director shall present such data standards to the Information Technology Investment Board for their approval as provided in § 2.2-2458, Code of Virginia. Upon approval by the Information Technology Investment Board, the Commonwealth shall use such data standards for all new Commonwealth information systems implementation projects including, but not limited to, Commonwealth enterprise application initiatives.


G. Notwithstanding § 4-2.03 of this act, the Virginia Department of Transportation shall be exempt from recovering statewide and agency indirect costs from the Federal Highway Administration until an indirect cost plan can be evaluated and developed by the agency and approved by the Federal Highway Administration.


H. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to adjust appropriations and allotments for the Virginia Department of Transportation to reflect changes in the official revenue estimates for commonwealth transportation funds.


I. Out of the amounts for General Management and Direction, allocations shall be provided to support the capital lease agreement with Fairfax County for the Northern Virginia District building.  An amount estimated at $7,800,000 the first year and $7,800,000 the second year shall be provided from Commonwealth Transportation Funds.


J. Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner may enter into a contract with homeowner associations for grounds-keeping, mowing, and litter removal services.