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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of Transportation

Item 453

Item 453

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Financial Assistance to Localities for Ground Transportation (60700)$1,065,903,724
$1,079,779,699
$1,073,337,551
$1,074,659,612
Financial Assistance for City Road Maintenance (60701)FY2019 $386,527,944
$386,532,142
FY2020 $384,438,120
$385,407,026
Financial Assistance for County Road Maintenance (60702)FY2019 $69,287,562
$69,295,633
FY2020 $68,914,911
$69,468,919
Financial Assistance for Planning, Access Roads, and Special Projects (60704)FY2019 $15,188,218
$15,551,924
FY2020 $15,384,520
$15,383,667
Distribution of Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Fund Revenues (60706)FY2019 $266,800,000
$280,400,000
FY2020 $272,600,000
Distribution of Hampton Roads Transportation Fund Revenues (60707)FY2019 $191,200,000
$191,100,000
FY2020 $194,200,000
$194,000,000
Distribution of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Capital Fund Revenues (60708)FY2019 $127,400,000FY2020 $128,200,000
Distribution of Certain Taxes to Certain Localities in Planning District 8 (60709)FY2019 $9,500,000FY2020 $9,600,000
Fund Sources: 
Commonwealth TransportationFY2019 $471,003,724
$471,379,699
FY2020 $468,737,551
$470,259,612
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2019 $594,900,000
$608,400,000
FY2020 $604,600,000
$604,400,000

Authority: Title 33.2, Chapter 1, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance for Planning, Access Road, and Special Projects, $7,000,000 the first year and $7,000,000 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund shall be allocated for purposes set forth in §§ 33.2-1509, 33.2-1600, and 33.2-1510, 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.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that up to $250,000 of the funds allocated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board for Recreational Access Roads in this Item shall be prioritized for handicapped accessibility improvements at Virginia State Parks, including improvements to handicapped access points and parking facility enhancements as may be requested by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.


B. Distribution of Northern Virginia Transportation Authority Fund Revenues represents direct payments, of the revenue collected and deposited into the Fund, to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority for uses contained in Chapter 766, 2013 Acts of Assembly. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, moneys deposited into the Hampton Roads Transportation Fund shall be transferred to the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission for use in accordance with § 33.2-2611, Code of Virginia.


C. The prioritization process developed under § 33.2-214.1, Code of Virginia, shall not apply to use of funds provided in this Item from federal apportionments in the Metropolitan Planning Program.


D. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 4-3.02 of this act, the Secretary of Finance may provide the Department of Transportation interest-free treasury loans in an amount not to exceed $1,700,000 per year which may be extended for a period longer than twelve months. The loan amounts would be provided to the City of Portsmouth to offset losses in personal property tax collections generated by the City due to the transfer of personal property from the Virginia International Gateway to the Commonwealth. The specific terms and structure of any loan shall be approved by the Secretary of Finance, after consultation with the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, or their designees. A treasury loan for this purpose shall be considered as bridge financing until the planned expansion of the Virginia International Gateway Facility commences and additional equipment is purchased which will generate personal property taxes that the City of Portsmouth shall use to repay the loan. To the extent the loan is not repaid as required by the specific terms of the loan, the Department of Transportation is directed to withhold the payment amount due from funds provided to the City of Portsmouth pursuant to § 33.2-319, Code of Virginia, to repay the loan.


E. Distribution of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Capital Fund Revenues represents direct payments, of the revenue collected and deposited into the Fund, to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for uses pursuant to Chapter 34 of Title 33.2, Code of Virginia.


F. Consistent with § 33.2-366, Code of Virginia, the Commonwealth Transportation Board, when establishing annual rates of payments to Counties that have elected to withdraw from the secondary highway system, shall adjust such rate annually with i) procedures established for adjusting payments to cities, and ii) lane mileage adjustments. It is the express intent of the General Assembly, that under no circumstance shall the addition of lane miles to one jurisdiction result in the direct or indirect reduction in the calculation of payment to any other jurisdiction receiving payment from funds appropriated for Financial Assistance for County Road Maintenance (60702).