HB 1021 Location of routes by Commonwealth Transportation Board.
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Location of routes by Commonwealth Transportation Board. Replaces present procedures and requirements for locating routes. The new procedures and requirements (i) apply only to projects whose total budgets exceed $1,000,000; (ii) provide for advance notice to persons who request such notification and to circuit courts and local governing bodies of localities through which the route passes; (iii) provide for public hearings prior to locations of routes and advance notice of such hearings; (iv) provide for hearings before the full Board when requested by an affected governing body of 50 or more freeholders in an affected locality; (v) require the Board to designate only those routes that will provide demonstrable public benefits exceeding their combined financial, social, and environmental costs; (vi) require the Board actively to consult and cooperate with affected local governing bodies; (vii) require the Board, within three years, to designate or formally reject a route that has been publicly announced by VDOT or the Board; (viii) require prompt and diligent pursuit of rights-of-way that have not been acquired within three years and require reconveyance of any property that had been acquired; and (ix) provide for enforcement through injunctions or writs of mandamus.

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01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 962243480  pdf

01/22/96  House: Presented & ordered printed 962243480
01/22/96  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/96  House: Continued to 1997 in Tra. (22-Y 0-N)
12/20/96  House: No action taken by Transportation by voice vote