Transportation Committee (House)

Senate Transportation Committee

Summary

Meets on:  Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in House Room 3

Members:  Delores McQuinn (Chair) – Les Adams – Terry Austin – Lamont Bagby – Rob Bell – Betsy Carr – Lee Carter – Karrie Delaney – Nick Freitas – Dan Helmer – Chris Hurst – Jay Jones – Dave LaRock – Jason Miyares – Kathleen Murphy – David Reid – Danica Roem – Wendell Walker – Jeion Ward – Vivian Watts – Scott Wyatt

13 Democrats and 8 Republicans

Subcommittees:

  • Agriculture
  • Chesapeake
  • Natural Resources

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Subcommittees

Motor Vehicles Subcommittee

Meets on: Monday at 4:00 p.m. in 400-A Subcommittee Room

Members:  Jay Jones, (Chair),  Les Adams,  Lamont Bagby,
Lee Carter,  Karrie Delaney,  Dan Helmer,  Chris Hurst,  Dave LaRockJason Miyares

Transportation Innovation and General Topics Subcommittee

Meets on: Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. in 400-A Subcommittee Room

MembersKarrie Delaney, (Chair),  Les Adams,  Terry AustinLamont BagbyKathleen MurphyDavid Reid,  Danica Roem,  Jeion Ward,  Vivian Watts

Transportation Systems Subcommittee

Meets on: Thursday at 7:30 a.m. in House Room 3

Members:  Betsy Carr (Chair),  Terry Austin,  Rob Bell,   Nick FreitasDan Helmer,  Jay Jones,  Kathleen Murphy,  Danica RoemWendell Walker,  Vivian Watts

Subcommittee #4

Meets on: Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. in House Room 3

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Commissions and Boards

Commission on the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program

Source: Website

Specializing in the improvement of highway safety, the Commission on VASAP is dedicated to implementing strategies and processes that result in a permanent change in behavior. The ASAP system is composed of 24 local programs who provide services throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority

Source: Webpage

The Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority (the Authority) is established as a body politic and corporate, a political subdivision of the Commonwealth. The Authority shall have the powers and duties hereinafter conferred in this chapter.The primary purpose of the Authority is to improve the transportation into, from, within, and throughSouthwest Virginia, assist in regional economic development, and generally enhance highway safety inthe affected localities. The Coalfields Expressway, designated as U.S. Route 121 and a Congressional High Priority Corridor, is a proposed four-lane, limited-access highway to provide a modern, safe, and efficient transportation artery through the coalfields region of far Southwest Virginia and southern West Virginia.The proposed expressway is designed to provide safe and rapid access to communities along the corridor, with interchanges connecting citizens of Pound, Clintwood, Clinchco, Haysi, Breaks, Grundy,and Slate. It is hereby further declared that the foregoing is a public purpose and use for which public moneys may be spent and such activity will serve a public purpose in providing jobs to the citizens of the Commonwealth.The exercise of the powers granted by this chapter shall be in all respects for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Commonwealth, particularly the affected localities, for the increase of their commerce and for the promotion of their safety, health, welfare, convenience, and prosperity.

Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission

Source: Website

Comprised of locally elected officials, the commission has the organizational structure and leadership in place to determine how new regional money, approximately $200 million annually, will be invested in transportation projects.

Virginia-North Carolina High Speed Rail Compact Commission

Source: Webpage

Coordinate efforts to establish high-speed rail service at the federal, state, and local government levels

Interstate 81 Committee

Source: Webpage

Creates an Interstate 81 Committee, tasked with developing and updating a program related to Interstate 81 Corridor safety and improvements, and creates an Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Fund (Fund). 3. That the Interstate 81 Committee (the Committee) created by this act shall review the Interstate 81 Corridor Improvement Plan adopted by the Commonwealth Transportation Board on December 5, 2018, as it relates to funding options for improvements to the Interstate 81 corridor and the prioritization of projects in the Interstate 81 corridor. The Committee shall conduct regional public meetings on options for funding and improvements and seek input from the public and stakeholder organizations. The Committee shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly by December 15, 2019, regarding its recommendations for funding and prioritization of projects.

Joint Commission on Transportation Accountability

Source: Webpage

The Commission exists to make performance reviews of operations of state agencies with transportation responsibilities to ascertain that sums appropriated have been or are being expended for the purposes for which they were made and to evaluate the effectiveness of programs in accomplishing legislative intent.

Northern Virginia Transportation Authority

Source: Website

Prepare a regional transportation plan for Planning District Eight to include transportation improvements of regional significance and those improvements necessary or incidental thereto and shall from time to time revise and amend the plan.

Northern Virginia Transportation Commission

Source: Website

Manage and control the functions, affairs, and property of the Northern Virginia Transportation District.

Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission

Source: Webpage

Manage and control the functions, affairs and property of the Potomac Rappahannock Transportation District.

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