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Code of Virginia
Title 33.2. Highways and Other Surface Transportation Systems
Chapter 21. Transportation Districts within Certain Counties
5/23/2019

§ 33.2-2100. Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context requires a different meaning:

"Commission" means the governing body of a local transportation improvement district created pursuant to this chapter.

"Cost" means all or any part of the following:

1. Acquisition, construction, reconstruction, alteration, landscaping, utilities, parking, conservation, remodeling, equipping, or enlarging of transportation improvements or any portion thereof;

2. Acquisition of land, rights-of-way, property rights, easements, and interests for construction, alteration, or expansion of transportation improvements;

3. Demolishing or relocating any structure on land so acquired, including the cost of acquiring any lands to which such structure may be relocated;

4. All labor, materials, machinery, and equipment necessary or incidental to the construction or expansion of a transportation improvement;

5. Financing charges, insurance, interest, and reserves for interest on all bonds prior to and during construction and, if deemed advisable by the commission, for a reasonable period after completion of such construction;

6. Reserves for principal and interest;

7. Reserves for extensions, enlargements, additions, replacements, renovations, and improvements;

8. Provisions for working capital;

9. Engineering and architectural expenses and services, including surveys, borings, plans, and specifications;

10. Subsequent addition to or expansion of any project and the cost of determining the feasibility or practicability of such construction;

11. Financing construction of, addition to, or expansion of transportation improvements and operating such improvements; and

12. Expenses incurred in connection with the creation of the district, not to exceed $150,000.

"County" means any county having a population of more than 500,000.

"District" means any transportation improvement district created pursuant to this chapter.

"District advisory board" or "advisory board" means the board appointed pursuant to § 33.2-2104.

"Federal agency" means the United States of America or any department, bureau, agency, or instrumentality thereof.

"Governing body" means the governing body of a county.

"Owner" or "landowner" means the person that is assessed with real property taxes pursuant to § 58.1-3281 by the commissioner of the revenue or other assessing officer of the locality in which the subject real property is located.

"Participating town" means a town that has real property within its boundaries included within a district created pursuant to this chapter.

"Revenue" means any or all fees, tolls, rents, receipts, assessments, taxes, money, and income derived by the district, including any cash contribution or payments made to the district by the Commonwealth, any political subdivision thereof, or any other source.

"Transportation improvements" means any real or personal property acquired, constructed, improved, or used for constructing, improving, or operating any (i) public mass transit system or (ii) highway, or portion or interchange thereof, including parking facilities located within a district created pursuant to this chapter. "Transportation improvements" includes public mass transit systems, public highways, and all buildings, structures, approaches, and facilities thereof and appurtenances thereto, rights-of-way, bridges, tunnels, stations, terminals, and all related equipment and fixtures.

2001, c. 611, § 33.1-430; 2004, c. 792; 2014, c. 805.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.