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HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Access management; Transportation Commissioner to take appropriate measures to develop local corridor plans for Route 29 between Gainesville and North Carolina. (Patron-Valentine, HB 2664 (F))
Advertising; allows local governing bodies to remove certain. Amending  33.1-373 and 33.1-375.1. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 830 (F))
Advertising structures; prohibitions thereon within 660 feet of any parkway does not apply to Jerry Falwell Parkway. Amending 33.1-369. (Patron-Newman, SB 1281 (F))
American Former Prisoners of War Memorial Highway; extends northward from Russell/Tazewell County line to U.S. Route 460 at Claypool. Amending Chapter 155, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Bowling, HB 1667 (Chapter 57))
Bland County; State to convey an easement across certain property therein along Route 665. (Patron-Puckett, SB 421 (CD))
Bridge and safety funding; prioritization by Transportation Board. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Athey, HB 1288 (CD))
Bridge replacement and repair; Transportation Board to award contracts for design-build procurement. Amending  33.1-12. (Patron-Nichols, HB 1301 (CD))
Byways; requires every agency, instrumentality, and political subdivision of State to consider impact its plans might have on roads designated thereas. Amending  33.1-63. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 1648 (F))
Changeable electronic variable message signs; imposes a moratorium on erection of advertisements therein. Amending  33.1-369. (Patron-May, HB 1511 (CD); Ticer, SB 763 (CD))
Chief Executive Officer for Transportation; abolished office of Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner and takes over powers, duties, etc. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-306, 2.2-2423, 5.1-1, 5.1-2.1, 5.1-7, 5.1-9.9, 5.1-30.9, 5.1-39, 10.1-1425.8, 15.2-968.1, 15.2-2030, 15.2-2222.1, 15.2-2272, 15.2-3530, 15.2-3534, 15.2-4832, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5146, 22.1-129, 25.1-108, 25.1-109, 25.1-209, 25.1-229, 33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-3, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 33.1-221.1:8, 33.1-351, 33.1-391.2, 33.1-391.3:1, 33.1-391.5, 46.2-200, 46.2-206, 46.2-223, 46.2-224, 46.2-302, 46.2-373, 46.2-675, 46.2-819.1, 46.2-873.1, 46.2-877, 46.2-878, 46.2-881, 46.2-883, 46.2-930, 46.2-932, 46.2-1104, 46.2-1109, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1112, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1145, 46.2-1223, 46.2-1307, 46.2-1307.1, 53.1-58, 55-201.1, 56-27, 56-28, 56-29, 56-32, 56-366.1, 56-366.3, 56-369, 56-405, 56-405.1, 56-405.2, 56-406.1, 56-406.2, 56-458.1, 56-573.1, and 63.2-611; adding  33.1-223.2:21; repealing  2.2-228, 2.2-229, and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 1464 (F))
CHILD WITH AUTISM signs; VDOT to post within an area in which child resides. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Carrico, HB 374 (CD))
Coal and gas road improvement tax; extends sunset date. Amending 58.1-3713. (Patron-Phillips, HB 2186 (Chapter 367))
Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund, and Priority Transportation Fund (first reference). Adding Section 7-B in Article X. (Patron-Moran, HJR 29 (CD); Norment, SJR 91 (CD); Martin, SJR 323 (F); Norment, SJR 361 (F))
Contractor performance bonds; amount of those for locally administered transportation improvement projects. Adding 33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Cole, HB 1628 (Chapter 395); Orrock, HB 1677 (I) See HB1628; McDougle, SB 900 (F))
Corporal Larry E. Smedley (USMC) Memorial Bridge; designating as U.S. Route 340 bridge over Overall Run at Warren County/Page County line. (Patron-Bell, HB 2401 (Chapter 674))
Crashes on high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes under construction; if there are no apparent bodily injuries, drivers must move their vehicles to nearest designated pull-off-area on Capital Beltway. Adding  33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2232 (F))
Distribution of handbills, etc., in highway right-of-way; adds City of Falls Church and Counties of Hanover and Spotsylvania to list of localities that may prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Peace, HB 1619 (Chapter 656); McDougle, SB 899 (Chapter 722))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Loudoun County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-May, HB 2428 (Chapter 422))
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; grants Spotsylvania County power to regulate. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Orrock, HB 1676 (I) See HB1619)
Fallen Heroes Memorial Bridge; designating as U.S. Route 29 bridge over Rapidan River between Greene and Madison Counties. (Patron-Bell, HB 2401 (Chapter 674))
George Washington Toll Road Authority; created, encompasses City of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania County. (Patron-Orrock, HB 2099 (Chapter 801))
Golf carts; allows operation on secondary highways within three miles of a motor speedway on same day as a race or race-related event. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 1905 (Chapter 743))
Golf carts; may cross at intersection controlled by a traffic light in Town of Colonial Beach. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Stuart, SB 974 (Chapter 835))
Government, local; equalizes municipal and county taxing authority if such county contributes two percent or more toward costs of construction, etc., of urban system highway or street projects. Amending  15.2-204 and 15.2-1200. (Patron-Hull, HB 1784 (F))
Greenhouse gas emissions; State Air Pollution Control Board to adopt regulations requiring reporting thereof. Amending 10.1-1300; adding  10.1-1329, 10.1-1330, and 33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Vanderhye, HB 2202 (F); Whipple, SB 1145 (F))
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel; VDOT to accept unsolicited proposals to add capacity thereto. (Patron-Oder, HB 2079 (F))
Hampton Roads Metropolitan Planning Organization; increases size. Adding  33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 1457 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished. Amending 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and sixteenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, 58.1-2402.1, and fifth, sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 995 (F))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolished, disposition of revenues, etc., to include Hampton Roads metropolitan planning area. Amending  33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing  33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, 58.1-2402.1, and sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1580 (Chapter 864); Miller, J.C., SB 1018 (Chapter 871))
Hampton Roads Transportation Authority; abolishes Authority and taxes, fees, and charges dedicated to financing its operation and programs. Amending  33.1-23.03, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-775.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-605, 58.1-606, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3221.3, and sixteenth enactment of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; repealing  33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 58.1-1724.3, 58.1-1724.5, 58.1-1724.6, 58.1-1724.7, and fifth, sixth, fourteenth, fifteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 676 (CD))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lane construction contracts; requirements for minimum average speed for vehicles using facility. Adding 33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Barker, SB 1232 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; expressing sense of General Assembly concerning contracts entered into by VDOT for construction and operation of facilities. (Patron-Barker, SJR 387 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; prohibits on any portion of I-95 between Potomac River and City of Fredericksburg. Amending 33.1-56.2. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2117 (F))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends sunset provision allowing those vehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates regardless of number of passengers to use. Amending 33.1-46.2. (Patron-Plum, HB 1932 (I) See HB2476; Caputo, HB 2299 (I) See HB2476; Hugo, HB 2476 (Chapter 676))
Highway construction; power exercised by Transportation Commissioner includes construction of sidewalks and lighting therefor. Amending  33.1-89, 33.1-119, and 33.1.205. (Patron-Amundson, HB 618 (CD))
Highway construction allocations; Commonwealth Transportation Board must allocate projects in Northern Virginia or Hampton Roads. Amending  33.1-23.1. (Patron-Marsden, HB 2230 (F))
Highway logo and tourist-oriented directional sign programs; VDOT and Transportation Board to provide for signs giving directions to senior centers. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1581 (F))
Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund; provides a formula for allocating proceeds. Adding  33.1-23.06. (Patron-Albo, HB 1723 (F))
Highway maintenance funds; provides method Transportation Board is to allocate additional funds in event of insufficiency in Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund. Amending  33.1-23.1. (Patron-Rust, HB 2020 (F))
Highway maintenance funds; requires Transportation Board, in allocating funds to achieve a minimal level of disparity among VDOT’s highway construction districts in meeting asset management performance standards. Amending  33.1-23.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1993 (F))
Highway noise abatement; Transportation Board or VDOT to plan therefor when undertaking highway construction or improvement project. Adding  33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-May, HB 2577 (Chapter 120))
Highway system construction, urban; not more than two-thirds of funds apportioned may be used to reimburse locality for debt service for bonds or eligible project costs included in Six-Year Improvement Program. Amending  33.1-23.3. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 1645 (Chapter 52))
Highway systems; allocation of maintenance funds. Amending 33.1-23.1. (Patron-Barker, SB 1368 (F))
Highways; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to develop plan to toll certain, report. (Patron-Rust, HJR 687 (F))
Highways, bridges, or interchanges; Transportation Board may name for living person, group, or business entity if cost of construction is paid by person, etc. Amending  33.1-12. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1642 (F))
Holland-Councill Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 58 business bridge over Blackwater River in Isle of Wight County. (Patron-Tyler, HB 1713 (Chapter 334); Barlow, HB 2244 (I) See HB1713; Lucas, SB 802 (Chapter 533); Quayle, SB 1005 (I) See SB802)
Income tax, state; toll payment tax credit. Adding  58.1-339.12. (Patron-Poisson, HB 1590 (F))
Intermodal Planning and Investment, Office of; updates responsibilities, a study of corridors identified in Statewide Transportation Plan. Amending  2.2-229 and 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 2420 (I) See HB2019; McEachin, SB 1475 (I) See SB1398)
Interstate Public-Private Partnership Compact; repealing establishment thereof. Repealing  33.1-464. (Patron-Landes, HB 1631 (Chapter 638))
Interstate Routes 64 and 664; prohibits imposition and collection of tolls for use of certain portions. Amending  33.1-23.03:10 and 33.1-391.8. (Patron-Oder, HB 405 (CD))
Jordan Bridge; authorizes City Council of City of Chesapeake to provide for emergency replacement thereof. (Patron-Blevins, SB 1550 (Chapter 581))
Littering; when matter illegally dumped or ejected from a motor vehicle, in addition to criminal penalty, person shall be ordered to perform community service. Amending  33.1-346; repealing  33.1-346.1. (Patron-Smith, SB 1224 (F))
Motor fuels tax; rate increase used for transportation purposes. Amending  33.1-23.2, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Watts, HB 2194 (F))
Motorcycles; prohibits two to be operated abreast in a single lane, civil penalty. Amending  46.2-857. (Patron-Janis, HB 1870 (F))
Motorcycles, off-road; prohibits operation thereof on highways. Amending  46.2-915.1. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 803 (F))
Naming of bridges; repeals section of Code that overlaps with provisions in another Code section. Repealing  33.1-250. (Patron-Landes, HB 1763 (Chapter 65))
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority; adds Cities of Alexandria and Fairfax to localities to use percentage of revenues received for urban or secondary road construction, etc. Amending  15.2-4838.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1995 (Chapter 410); Petersen, SB 1137 (Chapter 556))
Outdoor advertising; increases penalties for violation thereof. Amending  33.1-377. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2122 (F); Miller, J.H., HB 2137 (F))
Outdoor advertising; local governments ability to limit or remove signs. Amending  33.1-370.1, 33.1-370.2, and 33.1-371.1. (Patron-Bouchard, HB 1105 (CD))
Outdoor signs and advertising; all penalties and costs collected for violations of advertising provisions shall be paid to affected locality. Amending  33.1-375.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1992 (F))
Parking on public highways; allows counties and towns, by ordinance, to regulate. Amending  46.2-1222.1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1138 (F))
Parkway; term used in  33.1-369 of Code does not include Jerry Falwell Parkway. (Patron-Newman, SB 1288 (Chapter 570))
Pedestrians; grants counties same authority as cities and towns to prohibit loitering on bridges and highway rights-of-way. Amending  46.2-930. (Patron-Cole, HB 1629 (Chapter 432); Orrock, HB 1675 (I) See HB1629)
Pedestrians and drivers; responsibilities thereof at marked and unmarked crosswalks. Amending  46.2-100, 46.2-821, 46.2-826, 46.2-833, 46.2-834, 46.2-835, 46.2-836, 46.2-904, 46.2-908.1, and 46.2-933; adding  46.2-923.1, 46.2-924.1, and 46.2-924.2; repealing  46.2-923 and 46.2-924. (Patron-Shannon, HB 2520 (I) See HB2386)
Popes Head Road; designating as State byway in Fairfax County. (Patron-Hugo, HB 2477 (Chapter 113))
Private entities; operating, managing, or supervising any portion of state highway system considered public body for purposes of Freedom of Information Act. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 1332 (F))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of (DRPT); carry out state safety and security oversight responsibilities for rail fixed guideway transit systems. Amending  33.1-391.5. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 1880 (Chapter 146))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of (DRPT); Director may procure architectural and engineering services for projects. Amending  2.2-4301 and 33.1-391.3. (Patron-Barker, SB 1238 (Chapter 564))
Rail and Public Transportation, Department of (DRPT), etc.; develop process to coordinate and evaluate public recreational access and safety issues. (Patron-Fralin, HB 2088 (Chapter 458))
Rail Enhancement Fund; may be used to subsidize railroad operations. Amending  33.1-221.1:1.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1835 (Chapter 73))
Rail Enhancement Fund; waive requirement that projects funded thereby include a minimum of 30 percent cash or in-kind matching contribution from a private source. Amending  33.1-221.1:1.1. (Patron-Nichols, HB 2119 (F))
Rail Transportation Development Authority; created. Amending 2.2-2101 and 33.1-221.1:1.1; adding  33.1-391.5:1 through 33.1-391.5:5; repealing  33.1-391.3:1 and Chapter 1041, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Edwards, SB 122 (CD); Edwards, SB 864 (F))
Revenue-sharing funds; allows towns with populations of no more than 15,000 to use those allocated by Transportation Board for highway maintenance. Amending  33.1-23.05. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1920 (F))
Richard Daley Mahone Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 143 bridge over Queens Creek in Williamsburg. (Patron-Norment, SB 1405 (Chapter 577))
Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA); created. Amending 33.1-23.03:1, 33.1-287, and 33.1-288; adding  15.2-7000 through 15.2-7021; repealing  33-255.44:11 through 33-255.44:32 (carried by reference in Code  33.1-320) and 33.1-320. (Patron-Landes, HB 2349 (Chapter 471))
Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA); powers and duties of Authority. Amending  33-255.44:11, 33-255.44:12, 33-255.44:13, 33-255.44:15, 33-255.44:22, 33-255.44:23, 33-255.44:26, 33-255.44:27, 33-255.44:28, and 33-255.44:30 (carried by reference in  33.1-320). (Patron-Nixon, HB 544 (CD); Nixon, HB 1882 (F))
Richmond Metropolitan Authority (RMA); revises composition of Board of Directors. Amending  33-255.44:12 (carried by reference in Code as  33.1-320); adding  33.1-320.01. (Patron-Watkins, SB 767 (CD))
Road impact fees; allows localities to reduce or exempt fee for commercial development. Amending  15.2-2322. (Patron-Cole, HB 1728 (F))
Salem Highway Construction District Transportation Revenue Fund; established, report. Adding  33.1-391.16 and 33.1-391.17. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 2622 (I) See HB1579)
Secondary highway system construction allocations; allocates among counties on basis of population. Amending  33.1-23.4. (Patron-Nichols, HB 94 (CD); Nichols, HB 2118 (F))
Shane Timothy Adcock Memorial Bridge; designating as Route 835 bridge over I-95 in Hanover County. (Patron-McDougle, SB 901 (F))
Speed limit; adds Albemarle County to list where maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways is 35 miles per hour. Amending  46.2-873.1. (Patron-Toscano, HB 1837 (Chapter 74))
Speed limit; allows towns to increase 25 mph speed limit on roads in business and residence districts. Amending  46.2-874. (Patron-Vogel, SB 1261 (F))
Speed limit; provides for a 70 miles per hour speed limit on certain portions of I-95 and I-295. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 1817 (F))
SSG Jason R. Arnette (U.S.A.) Memorial Bridge; designating as Rt. 360 bridge over Goodes Bridge Road in Amelia County. (Patron-Watkins, SB 941 (Chapter 832))
State highways; primary and secondary, transfer of roads, bridges, and streets therefrom to local system of roads operated by certain localities. Amending  33.1-35 and 33.1-84.1. (Patron-May, HB 2425 (Chapter 476))
Street maintenance payments; increased where traffic volumes exceed statewide average by more than 20 percent. Amending  33.1-41.1. (Patron-Shannon, HB 1861 (F))
Subdivision ordinances; localities to include therein when subdivision of land results in landlocked property, requirement of minimum right-of-way to state highway. Amending  15.2-2241. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1536 (F))
Subdivision roadways; conveys through quitclaim any interest of Department of Conservation and Recreation may have in Stafford County. (Patron-Stuart, SB 975 (Chapter 702))
Subdivision streets; acceptance into state secondary highway system. Amending  33.1-72.1. (Patron-Norment, SB 1530 (Chapter 635))
Supplemental Highway Construction Fund; established. Adding 2.2-1514.1. (Patron-Miller, J.H., HB 2130 (F))
Toll facilities; purchaser thereof that is non-State entity to agree to conduct business in open meetings. (Patron-Cuccinelli, SB 342 (CD))
Toll Facilities Revolving Account; balance remaining on any loan issued to political subdivision from funds therein shall either be repaid in full or assumed as loan issued. Amending 33.1-23.03:4. (Patron-Lucas, SB 836 (F))
Tolls; prohibits imposition and collection of tolls for use of portions of I-64 and I-664. Amending  33.1-23.03:10 and 33.1-391.8. (Patron-Oder, HB 2076 (F))
Tractor-trailer combinations; local ordinances prohibiting use of certain highways. Adding  33.1-228.2. (Patron-Puckett, SB 407 (CD))
TransDominion Express Commission; created. Adding  33.1-391.16, 33.1-391.17, and 33.1-391.18; repealing Chapter 1041, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Edwards, SB 863 (F))
Transportation corridors; duties of Office of Intermodal Planning and Investment, Transportation Board to establish connection with establishment of Statewide Transportation Plan. Amending 2.2-229, 15.2-2232, 33.1-12, and 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Rust, HB 2019 (Chapter 670); Norment, SB 1398 (Chapter 690))
Transportation funding and administration; certain revenues attributable to economic growth in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond, Salem, and Staunton Highway Construction Districts, report. Amending  15.2-4838.1, 15.2-4840, 33.1-23.03, 58.1-811, 58.1-2403, 58.1-2425, 58.1-3221.3, and fifth and sixteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts; adding  15.2-4841 and 33.1-391.17 through 33.1-391.24; repealing 33.1-391.6 through 33.1-391.15, 46.2-755.1, 46.2-755.2, 46.2-1167.1, 58.1-625.1, 58.1-802.1, 58.1-2402.1, 58.1-3825.1, 58.1-1724.2 through 58.1-1724.7, and sixth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 1579 (F))
Transportation Plan; to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals relating to greenhouse gas emissions. Amending  33.1-23.03. (Patron-Whipple, SB 233 (CD))
Transportation-disadvantaged persons; requires State to develop plans and programs to assist. Adding  33.1-223.2:21. (Patron-McClellan, HB 2600 (F))
Urban highway system construction funds; two-thirds portion of a city or town funds can be used to service debt. Amending 33.1-23.3. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 1438 (Chapter 693))
VDOT; waiver of certain entrance sight-distance requirements. Adding  33.1-223.2:18. (Patron-Nutter, HB 1454 (CD))
Veterans Memorial Bridge; designating as Interstate Route 64 bridge near Town of Clifton at mile marker 24. (Patron-Shuler, HB 1611 (Chapter 179))
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