2015 General Assembly Session
The 2015 Virginia General Assembly convened in Richmond on January 14th and will adjourn on February 28th. It will reconvene on April 15th to consider gubernatorial amendments and vetoes. "Crossover" the date by which each house must complete work on its own legislation, except budget and revenue bills, was February 10th.
Key transportation topics to be addressed as we pass the half-way point of session include: possible changes to the Public Private Transportation Act codifying changes recently made to the PPTA’s “Guideline”, an omnibus bill brought forward by the Administration that would change how members of the Commonwealth Transportation Board can be removed and change how statewide transportation funds are allocated, revision of the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority’s regional transportation plan to make congestion reduction the primary objective, and a requirement that the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority rate highway and transit projects using regional funds on the basis of greatest congestion reduction relative to the cost of the project.
For more information on the content or status of bills on these and other transportation topics see the Key Transportation Bills section below.
To check the status of any General Assembly bill, go to the Legislative Information Service website by clicking here.
Key Transportation Bills
Details on transportation-related legislation of particular importance to Northern Virginia and the Commonwealth appear on this website, grouped by category.
For more information on each bill including the full text, co-patrons and current status, click on the bill number.
Joint Transportation Accountability Commission
Northern Virginia Transportation Authority
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