TransDominion Express Commission; created. (SB1389)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from 20 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Jim Shuler (D-Blacksburg), Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Charles Hawkins (R-Chatham), Sen. Mark Herring (D-Leesburg), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Russ Potts (R-Winchester), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. William Wampler (R-Bristol)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rail Transportation Development Authority.  Establishes the TransDominion Express Authority. The Authority shall have the responsibility within the TransDominion Express corridor of identifying needed construction, reconstruction, improvements, or repairs to railroads and their facilities and equipment. The Authority is given the power to finance or assist in financing any rail transportation project.  The bill also repeals Chapter 1041 of the 2003 Acts of Assembly, which provided for the creation of a Rail Transportation Development Authority. That act never became effective because it included a "reenactment clause," and the act was not reenacted by the 2004 Session. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2007Presented and ordered printed 078314728
01/19/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1389)
02/02/2007Committee substitute printed 073571728-S1
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073571728-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1389S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/08/2007Placed on Calendar
02/08/2007Read first time
02/08/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1389S1)
02/15/2007Reported from Transportation (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/20/2007Left in Appropriations