A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY THROUGH STRATEGIC TRANSPORTATION INVESTMENTS.
Senate committee substitute to the 6th edition makes the following changes.
Amends the definition of statewide strategic mobility projects in GS 136-189.10 to remove extensions of highway toll projects in existence on or for which funds have been obligated by July 1, 2013. Also amends the definition of regional impact projects to remove highway toll roads not included as statewide strategic mobility projects.
Amends GS 136-189.11 to make clarifying changes. Also provides that for division need projects, the bicycle and pedestrian limitation does not apply to projects for which funds have been obligated on or before October 1, 2013 for construction in state fiscal years 2012-13, 2013-14, or 2014-15 (was, limitation did not apply to projects under construction or authorized for construction on June 30, 2013).
Amends GS 136-41.4 to amend the options available to a municipality that qualifies for an allocation of funds under GS 136-41.1 to include accepting all or a portion of funds allocated to the municipality for use as authorized by GS 136-41.3(a) (for specified purposes concerning streets or public thoroughfares; for meeting the proportionate share of assessments levied for those purposes; or for activities related to bikeways, greenways, or sidewalks). The previous edition stated the option as accepting all or a portion of funds allocated to the municipality for activities related to streets only.
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