2015 Session

Budget Bill - SB800 (Introduced)

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Department of Transportation

Item 445

Item 445

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Highway System Maintenance and Operations (60400)$1,512,035,770
Interstate Maintenance (60401)FY2015 $366,057,165
FY2016 $381,631,204
Primary Maintenance (60402)FY2015 $415,773,687
FY2016 $440,988,325
Secondary Maintenance (60403)FY2015 $432,945,973
FY2016 $438,432,419
Transportation Operations Services (60404)FY2015 $215,951,986
FY2016 $217,475,507
Highway Maintenance Operations, Program Management and Direction (60405)FY2015 $81,306,959
FY2016 $81,306,958
Fund Sources:  
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $1,512,035,770
FY2016 $1,559,834,413

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

A. Out of the funds provided in this program, an amount estimated at $195,445,757 $332,900,000 the first year and $240,643,000 the second year from federal funds shall be used to address the maintenance of pavements and bridges and the operations of the transportation system.  These funds shall be matched by other funds appropriated to this Item.

B. The department is authorized to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement officials to facilitate the enforcement of high occupancy vehicle (HOV) restrictions throughout the Commonwealth and metropolitan planning regions.

C. Should federal law be changed to permit privatization of rest area operations, the department is hereby authorized to accept or solicit proposals for their development and/or operation under the Public Private Transportation Act.

D. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to increase the appropriation in this Item as needed to utilize amounts available from prior year balances in the dedicated funds.

E. The Department is hereby directed to utilize the data collected for its State of the Pavement Report to review the conditions of secondary pavements by county within the VDOT Richmond District. By October 15, 2014 the Department shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance, and House and Senate Transportation Committees on the conditions of secondary pavements by county, and the expenditure of funds for secondary pavement maintenance in the Richmond District by county in fiscal year 2013. If the report indicates that there are significant disparities in the condition of secondary pavements between counties in the Richmond District then the Department is hereby directed to ensure that the expenditure of funds for secondary pavements maintenance within the Richmond District in fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016 shall be adjusted to achieve a minimal level of disparity between the pavement conditions in each county, provided that the Department take all steps necessary to ensure the safety of the driving public in the event of unforeseen events that may require the expenditure of funds to deviate from this directive.  An update to the report, which shall include an update on the availability of condition data on the secondary system and the Department's progress at implementing the requirements of Chapter 290 of the 2013 Acts of Assembly shall be presented to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations, Senate Finance, and House and Senate Transportation Committees by October 15, 2015.