Rail Transportation Development Authority; created. (SB864)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Rail Transportation Development Authority. Establishes the Rail Transportation Development Authority. The Authority is to be responsible for 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 such rail transportation project. The bill requires the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, in conjunction with the Authority, to develop a rail transportation plan for the Commonwealth. The bill further abolishes the Rail Advisory Board and repeals Chapter 1041 of the 2003 Acts of Assembly, which provided for the creation of a Rail Transportation Development Authority, but never became effective, because it included a reenactment clause, and the act was not reenacted. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09
12/29/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 093811228
12/29/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2009Rereferred from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2009Rereferred to Finance
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB864)
02/04/2009Failed to report (defeated) in Finance (4-Y 10-N 2-A) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB122.