Transportation planning activities; responsibility of Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment. (HB2241)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Transportation; Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation; responsibilities. Shifts responsibilities for transportation planning activities from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to the Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment of the Secretary of Transportation. The bill specifies VDOT's core functions and limits the agency's duties to those core functions. The bill requires transparency in the development of the Six-Year Improvement Program by the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) and requires the CTB and VDOT to make public certain information related to the selection of projects. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101599D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2017Committee substitute printed 17104432D-H1
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104432D-H1
01/26/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2241H1
01/27/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2017Reported from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2017Amendment by Senator Carrico agreed to
02/13/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Placed on Calendar
02/15/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2241ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 273 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)
04/05/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2241ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1331.


frank papcin writes:

taking accountability away out of the voters control?
putting it into the hands of ' appointed ' people
do you consider the voter so stupid that you don't want them to have any control of those people who have the responsibility of providing for the needs of the taxpayers transportation needs?.
how is the action justified?---is the people of VDOT doing such a bad job?
isn't the control of VDOT by state officials enough?
as it now stands CBT has final say in every transportation project in the state
and for some reason this bill is to expand those powers
taking more control away from the voters
I still smell the stink of the Elisabeth River Crossing
I still resent that our elected representatives in Richmond had no control of those actions and you expect people will support this action?

frank papcin writes:

how come when i go and print this it shows where I can vote but not when I'm trying my comments?
and I can not vote while it's in the print mode?
where can i vote on this bill?-- or don't you want any votes?

frank papcin writes:

sorry found the vote section

frank papcin writes:

no-- the ctb is run by appointed people selected by the governor with no overview control with elected officials chosen by the people that they serve.
VDOT people can be fired by politicians that might want to
-- appointed people are above the control of the citizenry they are representing
the more people you put in between the govern and the controlling powers, diminishes the people's control of anything-- the ' ERC ' being a prime example