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Railroads (1995 thru present)
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  • 2005 - HB 2904 Buchanan County Tourist Train Develop. Authority; to establ. space for excursion train sidings, etc.
  • 2005 - HJ 694 Passenger rail carriers; Amtrak and Railway Express to report statistics of on-time reliability.
  • 2005 - HJ 772 Multimodal transportation purposes; joint subcom. to study use of active & abandoned corridors.
  • 2006 - HB 317 Railroads; passenger rail service liability.
  • 2006 - HB 977 Shortline Railway Preservation and Development Fund; created.
  • 2006 - HB 1116 Railroads; increases maximum fine for blocking roads.
  • 2006 - HB 1127 Rail Enhancement Fund; certain percentage of expenditures committed to intermodal rail projects.
  • 2006 - SB 193 Highway construction funds; allocation for rail projects.
  • 2006 - SB 198 Rail Advisory Board; members not subject to certain provisions.
  • 2006 - SB 213 O. Winston Link Trail; established to highlight and celebrate railroad heritage.
  • 2006 - SB 652 Passenger rail transportation liability; limitations.
  • 2006 - SB 688 Public utilities; SCC to establish procedure for lines that cross railroads.
  • 2006 (ss1) - HB 5075 Income tax, state; railroad company tax credit for those lines located in western Virginia.
  • 2007 - HB 1116 Railroads; increases maximum fine for blocking roads.
  • 2007 - HB 1746 Railroad corridors; Dept. of Rail & Public Transportation to update inventory of those abandoned.
  • 2007 - HB 2148 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemption includes railroad rolling stock when sold by manufacturer.
  • 2007 - HB 2232 Rail Enhancement Fund; local contribution.  
  • 2007 - HB 2233 Rail Enhancement Fund; governing body approving project must be received before funds expended.
  • 2007 - HB 2234 Rail Enhancement Fund; creation of a five-year plan.  
  • 2007 - HB 2677 Retail Sales and Use Tax; exemptions include railroad rolling stock when sold, etc. by manufacturer.
  • 2007 - HJ 589 Rail transportation; study feasibility thereof along Washington & Old Dominion Rail Trail.
  • 2007 - HJ 603 Personal rapid transit; Sec. of Transp. to study benefits, etc. thereof as public transp. option.
  • 2007 - HJ 607 State highway, passenger rail, and mass transit programs; joint subcommittee to study financing.
  • 2007 - SB 1348 Rail Enhancement Fund; certain projects to be exempt from 30 percent match requirement.
  • 2007 - SB 1389 TransDominion Express Commission; created.
  • 2007 - SB 1423 Mobile work camps; establishes standards therefor provided by railroad company for employees.
  • 2008 - HB 260 Abandoned railroad corridors; allows Department of Conservation and Recreation to acquire.
  • 2008 - HB 856 Rail Enhancement Fund; allows Director to waive certain requirements regarding project funding.
  • 2008 - HB 1412 Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission.
  • 2008 - HB 1531 Railroad corporation and railway company; liability for injury.
  • 2008 - HJ 64 DC Metro; Secretary of Transportation to study extension from Woodbridge and Potomac Mills.
  • 2008 - SB 11 Rail Enhancement Fund; allows Director to waive certain requirements regarding project funding.
  • 2008 - SB 122 Rail Transportation Development Authority; created.
  • 2008 - SB 371 Statewide Rail Plan; Transportation Board to establish.
  • 2008 - SB 719 Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission.
  • 2008 - SJ 83 Mass transit; Department of Rail & Public Transportation to study for Northern Virginia.
  • 2008 (ss2) - HB 6020 PPTA of 1995; issuance of requests for proposals thereunder for Hampton Roads highway projects.
  • 2008 (ss2) - HB 6028 Light rail system; General Assemby determines expansion from Norfolk to beachfront in VA Beach.
  • 2009 - HB 1835 Rail Enhancement Fund; may be used to subsidize railroad operations.
  • 2009 - HB 1880 Rail & Public Transportation, Dept. of; carry out state safety & security oversight responsibility.
  • 2009 - HB 2011 Pedestrians; prohibits crossing of railroad grade crossings if train is present or approaching.
  • 2009 - HB 2088 Rail and Public Transportation, Dept. of, etc.; develop process to evaluate safety issues, etc.
  • 2009 - HB 2350 Transportation of troops by railroad; repeals obsolete section.
  • 2009 - HB 2598 Conservation and Recreation, Department of; purchasing certain abandoned railroad rights-of-way.
  • 2009 - HJ 714 Passenger and freight rail transportation programs; JLARC to study long-term funding needs of State.
  • 2009 - HJ 783 Virginia's Rail Heritage Region; established to promote and encourage rail tourism.
  • 2009 - SB 122 Rail Transportation Development Authority; created.
  • 2009 - SB 719 Railroad corporations; prohibits foreign control without approval of State Corporation Commission.
  • 2009 - SB 807 Mobile camps; establishes standards for rooms at terminals, etc. provided by a railroad company.
  • 2009 - SB 864 Rail Transportation Development Authority; created.
  • 2009 - SB 1066 Trains; fine for boarding or riding with fraudulent or counterfeit ticket, etc.
  • 2009 - SB 1238 Rail and Public Transportation, Department of; Director may procure architectural, etc. services.
  • 2009 - SJ 314 Virginia's Rail Heritage Region; established to promote and encourage rail tourism.
  • 2010 - HB 19 VRE; allows Potomac-Rappahannock Transportation Commission to charge higher fares.
  • 2010 - HB 55 Virginia Railway Express service; assessment of localities.
  • 2010 - HB 474 Public utility lines; procedure municipality may obtain to place across a railroad right-of-way.
  • 2010 - HB 564 Norfolk/Virginia Beach light rail project; funds will be expended in accordance with FTA.
  • 2010 - HB 808 State and local transportation planning; provides for coordination with DRPT.
  • 2010 - HB 850 Roadways; authorizes Buchanan County Board of Supervisors to maintain those within right-of-way.
  • 2010 - HB 1098 State and local transportation planning; provides for coordination with DRPT.