Interstate 81 regional transportation authorities; created, report. (SB5015)

Introduced By

Sen. Russ Potts (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Interstate 81 regional transportation authorities; transportation funding. Allows the governing bodies of three or more contiguous counties or cities along the Interstate 81 corridor or three or more counties or cities in the same construction district along the Interstate 81 corridor to form a regional transportation authority. Such an authority shall prepare a regional transportation plan and may construct or acquire transportation facilities specified in such a plan. An authority would also be responsible for long-range transportation planning for regional transportation projects. An authority may impose and collect tolls on facilities within its confines, subject to approval of the Commonwealth Transportation Board, and cities or counties within the authority may, by ordinance, levy and impose an additional local sales and use tax, provided that all cities or counties within the authority adopt by ordinance the additional tax. An authority shall report annually on the allocation and expenditure of funds, including the use of funds to reduce congestion and improve air quality within the confines of the authority. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


04/19/2006Presented and ordered printed 064037788
04/19/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
04/27/2006Reported from Finance with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
04/27/2006Committee substitute printed 064041788-S1
04/27/2006Read first time
04/27/2006Reading of substitute waived
04/27/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064041788-S1
04/27/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB5015S1
04/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (33-Y 0-N)
04/27/2006VOTE: (33-Y 0-N)
04/27/2006Passed Senate (29-Y 4-N)
04/27/2006VOTE: (29-Y 4-N)
04/27/2006Communicated to House
05/03/2006Placed on Calendar
05/03/2006Read first time
05/03/2006Referred to Committee on Finance
05/03/2006Tabled in Finance
07/24/2006Reconsidered by Finance
07/24/2006Tabled in Finance
09/26/2006Reconsidered by Finance
09/26/2006Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (1-Y 20-N)