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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
10/20/2021

24VAC37. Virginia Passenger Rail Authority

VAC AGENCY NO. 37

VIRGINIA PASSENGER RAIL AUTHORITY

AGENCY SUMMARY

Chapters 1230 and 1275 of the 2020 Acts of Assembly created the Virginia Passenger Rail Authority. Section 33.2-288 of the Code of Virginia states that the Authority is a body corporate and political subdivision of the Commonwealth, constituted as a public instrumentality exercising public and essential governmental functions, and the exercise of powers conferred by statute is deemed to be the performance of an essential governmental function and matters of public necessity for which public moneys may be spent and private property acquired.

The purpose of the Authority is to promote, sustain, and expand the availability of passenger and commuter rail service in the Commonwealth and to increase ridership of such service by connecting population centers with passenger and commuter rail service and increasing availability of such service.

The Authority's regulatory authority is found in §§ 33.2-299 and 33.2-299.2 of the Code of Virginia. Regulations adopted under § 33.2-299.2 regarding activities using Authority property have the force and effect of law after publication one time in full in a newspaper of general circulation in the county or city where the affected property is located.

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