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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of Transportation

Item 445

Item 445

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Highway System Maintenance and Operations (60400)$1,580,560,866$1,558,118,156
$1,573,950,444
Interstate Maintenance (60401)FY2015 $310,834,929FY2016 $291,582,040
$332,135,404
Primary Maintenance (60402)FY2015 $404,959,326FY2016 $367,369,215
$452,796,575
Secondary Maintenance (60403)FY2015 $602,861,755FY2016 $625,258,391
$543,417,236
Transportation Operations Services (60404)FY2015 $189,372,246FY2016 $197,319,011
$170,056,169
Highway Maintenance Operations, Program Management and Direction (60405)FY2015 $72,532,610FY2016 $76,589,499
$75,545,060
Fund Sources: 
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $1,580,560,866FY2016 $1,558,118,156
$1,573,950,444

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


A. Out of the funds provided in this program, an amount estimated at $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.


F. Consistent with the provisions of § 33.2-232 and § 33.2-371, Code of Virginia, as amended by the 2015 General Assembly, the Commissioner of the Department of Transportation is hereby directed to publish for each construction district the amount of money expended for system maintenance and for secondary system improvements by jurisdiction for the preceding year. The report shall also include a calculation for each district of the amount that would be spent if such funds were distributed annually on the basis of population estimates by locality as updated by the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service. Finally, the report shall include an assessment of whether the department has met its secondary road pavement targets, by district and on a statewide basis. An update to the report, which shall include an update on the availability of condition data on the secondary system and detail on the Department's proposed condition indices for the measurement of bridge and pavement condition, shall be provided to the Chairmen of the House Committees of Transportation and Appropriations and the Senate Committees on Transportation and Finance no later than November 15, 2015.