HB1244: Potomac River; VDOT to consider results of a demand study concerning crossings.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1244

Offered January 17, 2014
A BILL to direct the Department of Transportation to consider results of a demand study concerning Potomac River crossings.
Patrons-- Rust and Minchew

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. § 1. The Department of Transportation shall consider the results of the ongoing transportation demand study concerning Potomac River crossings between Virginia and Maryland and with those results study the costs, feasibility, and transportation impacts of a new Potomac River crossing between the Point of Rocks Bridge (U.S. Route 15) in Virginia and Route 301 in Maryland.  The ongoing study will provide a common set of data which Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland can be utilized to plan for the ease of congestion and increased multi-modal mobility among the three jurisdictions. If this study reveals the need for such an additional crossing, the Department shall provide the members of the General Assembly, the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees, and the Secretary of Transportation a recommendation and analysis of the preferred site or sites for such crossing by December 1, 2015.