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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of Transportation

Item 455

Item 455

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Financial Assistance to Localities for Ground Transportation (60700)$367,149,862$380,993,165
$379,714,477
Financial Assistance for City Road Maintenance (60701)FY2011 $306,038,172FY2012 $318,241,699
Financial Assistance for County Road Maintenance (60702)FY2011 $46,269,449FY2012 $48,120,227
$48,341,539
Financial Assistance for Planning, Access Roads, and Special Projects (60704)FY2011 $14,842,241FY2012 $14,631,239
$13,131,239
Fund Sources: 
Commonwealth TransportationFY2011 $367,149,862FY2012 $380,993,165
$379,714,477

Authority: Title 33.1, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


A. Notwithstanding §§ 33.1-23.5:1 and 33.1-41.1, Code of Virginia, the Department of Transportation shall adjust for inflation the payments made as part of Financial Assistance to Localities distributions and report such inflation adjustment to the Commonwealth Transportation Board.


B. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Planning, Access Road, and Special Projects, $7,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000$5,500,000 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund shall be allocated for purposes set forth in §§ 33.1-221, 33.1-221.1:1, and 33.1-223, Code of Virginia. Of this amount, the allocation for Recreational Access Roads shall be $1,500,000 the first year and $1,500,000 the second year.


C. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Planning, Access Roads, and Special Projects, $50,000 the first year and $50,000 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund shall be provided to support the transportation planning activities of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. The authority shall comply with all applicable federal and state regulations to receive the funds.


D. For any city or town that assumes responsibility for its construction program as outlined in § 33.1-23.3 D, Code of Virginia, the matching highway fund requirement contained in § 33.1-44, Code of Virginia, shall be waived for all new projects approved on or after July 1, 2005.  


E. The Department of Transportation is encouraged to promote the construction and improvement of primary and secondary highways by counties, consistent with Section 33.1-75.3 of the Code of Virginia, whether or not such improvements are contained in the Six-Year Improvement Program or Plan.  If such improvements are not contained in the Six-Year Improvement Program or Plan, the counties may not seek reimbursement from the department for the improvements.