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HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND FERRIES

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation (C) Carried over to 2011 Session


Alternative Fuels Revolving Fund; adds improvement of infrastructure such as refueling stations as a goal. Amending 33.1-223.4. (Patron-Poindexter, HB 806 (Chapter 134))
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB); composition. Amending 33.1-1 and 33.1-2. (Patron-Surovell, HB 818 (F); Marsden, SB 634 (F))
Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB); rules and regulations. Amending  33.1-19. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 255 (Chapter 51))
Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner; advertising for bids. Amending  33.1-185 and 33.1-190. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 631 (Chapter 22); Miller, Y.B., SB 254 (Chapter 50))
Condemnations; identifies VDOT as responsible for compiling interest accrued when amount of an award in a highway construction-related proceeding is greater than that deposited with court. Amending  33.1-128. (Patron-Rust, HB 516 (Chapter 20); Petersen, SB 405 (Chapter 53))
Constitutional amendment; Transportation Fund, Transportation Trust Fund, and Highway Maintenance and Operating Fund (first reference). Adding Section 7-B in Article X. (Patron-Oder, HJR 5 (F); Marshall, R.G., HJR 67 (F))
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-Watts, HJR 69 (F); Newman, SJR 100 (C); Norment, SJR 137 (C))
Dam Safety Act; Soil and Water Conservation Board to adopt regulations that consider impact of low traffic roadways. (Patron-Watkins, SB 244 (Chapter 41))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds medians and public roadways to list of places localities can regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Rust, HB 350 (Chapter 378); Lucas, SB 35 (Chapter 589))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants Chesterfield County power to regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Nixon, HB 534 (I) See HB350)
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants City of Portsmouth power to regulate and prohibit distribution on highways located within its boundaries. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Lucas, SB 16 (F))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants Town of West Point power to regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1139 (I) See HB350)
Dulles Access Highway; enforcement through use of photo-monitoring system or automatic vehicle identification system in conjunction with usage. Amending  46.2-208; adding  46.2-819.5. (Patron-Rust, HB 1295 (Chapter 865); Herring, SB 667 (Chapter 813))
Efficiency in Government Advisory Councils; established. Adding 30-319, 30-320, 30-321, and 33.1-23.03:11. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 344 (F))
Fences along Interstate highways; VDOT to adhere to local policies in installing. Adding  33.1-223.2:23. (Patron-Cline, HB 876 (C))
Gate City, Town of; Transportation Board to allow provision of access roads connecting Route 23 (southbound) with north side of Clinch Mountain. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 245 (C))
Golf carts; may cross at any intersection marked as a golf cart crossing in certain towns. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 378 (Chapter 112))
Greenhouse gas emissions; Statewide Transportation Plan to include quantifiable measures and achievable goals therefor. Amending 33.1-23.03. (Patron-Herring, HB 25 (F))
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel; VDOT to accept for review unsolicited proposals to add physical capacity. (Patron-Oder, HB 402 (Chapter 126))
Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel; VDOT to implement recommendations of Independent Review Panel and report on status of such implementation. (Patron-Oder, HJR 81 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lane construction contracts; contain requirements for minimum average speed for vehicles using facility. Adding  33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Barker, SB 365 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; requires that lane shoulder widths are sufficient for safe operation of transit vehicles and levels of performance of existing HOV facilities do not deteriorate. Amending  33.1-56.2. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1223 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; VDOT to conduct a National Environmental Policy Act study prior to construction on any portion of I-95 or I-395. (Patron-Englin, HB 948 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes; violations are traffic infractions. Amending  33.1-56.3. (Patron-Englin, HB 968 (F))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; allows certain military personnel to use in Hampton Roads regardless of number of passengers. Amending  33.1-46.2. (Patron-Stolle, HB 759 (Chapter 133); Villanueva, HB 788 (I) See HB759; McWaters, SB 696 (Chapter 485))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends date for use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. Amending  33.1-46.2. (Patron-Greason, HB 214 (Chapter 111); Plum, HB 320 (I) See HB214; Hugo, HB 980 (I) See HB214)
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends date for use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. Amending  33.1-46.2 and 46.2-749.3. (Patron-Barker, SB 552 (Chapter 390))
Highway maintenance funds; requires Commonwealth Transportation Board to allocate funds on basis of achieving a minimal level of disparity among highway districts. Amending  33.1-23.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 276 (C))
Highway rest areas and residency offices; VDOT to reopen. (Patron-Landes, HB 584 (F))
Highway rest areas and welcome centers; requires VDOT to reopen all on Interstate Highway System and prohibits closure. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1081 (F))
Highway work zones; increases penalty for speeding violation. Amending  46.2-878.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1117 (F))
Highways; Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability to develop plan to place toll on certain. (Patron-Rust, HJR 68 (F))
Highways; payments to cities and towns for maintenance. Amending 33.1-41.1. (Patron-Watts, HB 224 (F))
Highways; payments to cities and towns for maintenance of certain. Amending  33.1-41.1. (Patron-Lohr, HB 391 (F))
Increase transit use strategies; Secretary of Transportation to make an annual report to General Assembly. Adding 33.1-223.2:23. (Patron-Barker, SB 553 (Chapter 733))
Interstate safety rest areas; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study alternatives to public funding and operation thereof. (Patron-Nutter, HJR 126 (P))
Interstate safety rest areas; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study public funding and operation of all or portions thereof. (Patron-Herring, SJR 99 (P))
Littering; prohibits disposal of cigarette butts on public property. Adding  33.1-346.2. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1334 (F))
Mass Transit Fund; increases percentage of Transportation Trust Fund revenues flowing therein. Amending  33.1-23.03:2 and 58.1-2425. (Patron-Kory, HB 1047 (F))
Metropolitan planning organizations; membership. Adding 33.1-223.2:23. (Patron-Oder, HB 1241 (Chapter 45))
Mopeds; prohibits driving on highways with speed limits greater than 45 mph. Amending  46.2-914. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1083 (F))
Motor fuels tax rate increase; allocation of construction funds for primary highway system. Amending  33.1-23.2, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Watts, HB 230 (F))
Motor vehicles; requires traffic on limited access highways to drive in right-most lane except to pass. Amending  46.2-842. (Patron-Ingram, HB 957 (F))
Move over law; drivers to move left on a four lane highway when approaching stationary tow trucks and highway maintenance displaying blue, red, or amber lights. Amending  46.2-921.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 403 (I) See HB1159)
Move over law; drivers to move left on a four lane highway when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights. Amending  46.2-921.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 1159 (Chapter 289))
Naming highways, etc.; allows Transportation Board to name. Amending  33.1-12. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 333 (F))
9/11 Heroes Memorial Highway; Route 27 adjacent to Pentagon in Arlington County designated thereas. (Patron-Brink, HB 1109 (Chapter 44))
Northern Virginia transportation projects; VDOT to evaluate and make periodic reports. Adding  33.1-13.03. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 779 (F))
Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries. Adding  46.2-800.2. (Patron-Morefield, HB 849 (Chapter 332); Phillips, HB 1175 (I) See HB849; Puckett, SB 373 (Chapter 463))
Outdoor advertising; 501(c)(3) sponsorships that can be seen from highways are not to be deemed advertising. Amending  33.1-351. (Patron-Pollard, HB 134 (F))
Outdoor signs and advertising; penalties and costs collected for violations of provisions shall be paid to affected locality. Amending  33.1-375.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 209 (Chapter 497))
Pedestrians and drivers; sets out responsibilities 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-Herring, HB 459 (F))
Pedestrians crossing highways; duties of vehicles to stop to allow at marked crosswalks. Amending  46.2-924. (Patron-Barker, SB 228 (F))
Primary and secondary road projects; establishment and use of regional accounts by Transportation Board for funding. Adding 33.1-23.02:1. (Patron-Oder, HB 1158 (F))
Primary system highway construction funds; allocation. Amending 33.1-23.2. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1103 (F))
Prince William County Metro Rail Improvement District; created. Adding  33.1-466 through 33.1-482. (Patron-Torian, HB 1313 (C))
Prisoners; use to maintain medians or other nontraveled portions of state highways. Amending  53.1-56. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 543 (Chapter 128))
Public-Private Transportation Act of 1995; Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) to conduct third party audits of agreements executed thereunder. Amending  33.1-12; adding 56-560.1 and 56-566.3. (Patron-Carrico, HB 480 (F))
Regional Department of Transportation construction accounts; established. Adding  33.1-23.02:1. (Patron-Petersen, SB 717 (F))
Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way of Norfolk Southern Railroad Corporation. Adding  56-412.3. (Patron-Morefield, HB 850 (F))
Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way of railroads. Adding 56-412.3. (Patron-Puckett, SB 372 (Chapter 256))
Route 1; designating as Historic Route 1 in State. (Patron-Nixon, HB 530 (Chapter 109))
Route 1 Corridor; joint subcommittee to study creation thereof. (Patron-Surovell, HJR 119 (F))
Route 711; Buchanan County may enter into an agreement with Pike County, Kentucky, to improve. (Patron-Morefield, HB 848 (Chapter 201); Puckett, SB 371 (Chapter 462))
Roy D. Smith, III Memorial Bridge; designating as Island Ford Road bridge over Shenandoah River in City of Harrisonburg. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 506 (F))
Rumble strips; installation on sides of highways having speed limits of at least 55 miles per hour. (Patron-Blevins, SB 200 (C))
Salem Highway Construction District Transportation Revenue Fund; established. Adding  33.1-391.16 and 33.1-391.17. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 540 (F); Reynolds, SB 76 (F))
Secondary highway system; requirements for taking new streets into system. Amending  33.1-70.3. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 95 (F); Ware, R.L., HB 197 (Chapter 401))
Secondary highway system; VDOT and Department of Rail and Public Transportation to review new design standards for components that jurisdiction proposes. Adding  33.1-69.001. (Patron-Watts, HB 222 (Chapter 498))
Signs; provides local government authority to regulate. Amending 33.1-375.1, 56-265.15, and 56-265.15:1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 553 (Chapter 832); Lucas, SB 64 (Chapter 777))
Speed limits; increases on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Carrico, HB 856 (Chapter 26); Newman, SB 537 (Chapter 56))
Speed limits; provides for 70 miles per hour speed limit on certain portions of I-95 and I-295. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 176 (I) See HB856)
Street maintenance payments; provides for increased payments where traffic volumes exceed statewide average by more than 20 percent. Amending  33.1-41.1. (Patron-Keam, HB 1124 (F))
Toll facilities; civil penalties for failure to pay. Amending 46.2-819.1 and 46.2-819.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 391 (F))
Tolls; installation of video-monitoring and automatic vehicle identification systems used to capture images of those not paying, penalty. Amending  46.2-819.1; adding  46.2-819.3:1. (Patron-Rust, HB 746 (Chapter 839))
Tolls; provides therefor at Monitor Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel and Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel. Adding  33.1-23.03:11. (Patron-May, HB 1323 (C))
Traffic lights; allows motorcycle, moped, and bicycle riders, in certain situations, to proceed through intersections showing steady red signals. Amending  46.2-833. (Patron-Greason, HB 752 (F))
TransDominion Express Commission; established. Adding 33.1-391.16, 33.1-391.17, and 33.1-391.18; repealing Chapter 1041, 2003 Acts. (Patron-Edwards, SB 435 (C))
Transportation; provides new and increased taxes, tolls, etc., and general fund revenues for funding. Amending  33.1-23.03:1, 33.1-23.03:10, 58.1-638, 58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2402, 58.1-2425, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706; adding 33.1-391.17, 33.1-391.18, 33.1-391.19, 58.1-2288.1, and 67-301. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 684 (F))
Transportation Board; formulas for allocating primary, urban, and secondary highway system construction funds. Amending  33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-23.2, 33.1-23.3, and 33.1-23.4. (Patron-Keam, HB 1131 (F))
Transportation Board; rules and regulations. Amending  33.1-19. (Patron-Oder, HB 418 (Chapter 17))
Transportation Capital Projects Revenue Bonds; used for new road or highway construction projects. Amending  33.1-23.4:01. (Patron-May, HB 666 (F); Newman, SB 541 (F))
Transportation funding; creates additional sources of revenue by increasing motor vehicle sales and use tax. Amending 33.1-23.03:1, 58.1-339.8, 58.1-611.1, 58.1-2289, 58.1-2402, and 58.1-2425; adding  33.1-23.1:01 and 58.1-2288.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 164 (F))
Transportation funding and administration; provides funding in Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, Richmond Highway Construction District, Staunton Highway Construction District, and Salem Highway Construction District. Amending  15.2-4838.1 and 15.2-4840; adding  15.2-4841 and 33.1-391.17 through 33.1-391.24; repealing  58.1-1724.2, 58.1-1724.4, and thirteenth and eighteenth enactments of Chapter 896, 2007 Acts. (Patron-Oder, HB 404 (F))
Transportation improvement districts; allows county to initiate change in zoning upon property in order to bring such property into conformance with current comprehensive plan. Amending 15.2-4603. (Patron-Vogel, SB 699 (F))
Transportation-disadvantaged persons; requires State to develop plans and programs to assist. Adding  33.1-223.2:23. (Patron-McClellan, HB 259 (C))
Unpaved secondary road fund; use of proceeds. Amending 33.1-23.1:1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 285 (F))
Vehicle lengths; increases allowable length of triple saddle mount combination vehicles operated on National Highway System. Amending  46.2-1116. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 810 (Chapter 24))
Virginia High-Speed Rail Commission; established, replaces Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact. Adding 33.1-391.5:1; repealing Chapter 662, 2004 Acts. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 1275 (C))
Washington Bypass transportation corridor; Transportation Board to establish. (Patron-Albo, HB 277 (F))
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10