RESOLUTION ENDORSING

RAIL PRESERVATION APPLICATION OF

BUCKINGHAM BRANCH RAILROAD COMPANY

 

 

WHEREAS, the Buckingham Branch Railroad desires to file an application with the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation for funding assistance for the projects; and

 

WHEREAS, Buckingham Branch Railroad has identified projects that are estimated to cost $857,143.00; and

 

WHEREAS, the General Assembly, through enactment of the Rail Preservation Program, provides for funding for certain improvements and procurement of railways in the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

 

WHEREAS, the Buckingham Branch Railroad is an important element of the County of Albemarle transportation system; and

 

WHEREAS, the Buckingham Branch Railroad is instrumental in the economic development of the area, and provides relief to the highway system by transporting freight, and provides an alternate means of transportation of commodities; and

 

WHEREAS, the County of Albemarle supports the project and the retention of the rail service; and

 

WHEREAS, the Commonwealth Transportation Board has established procedures for all allocation and distribution of the funds provided.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the County of Albemarle Board of Supervisors does hereby request the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation to give priority consideration to the projects proposed by the Buckingham Branch Railroad; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy, of this resolution be spread upon the minutes of the March 4, 2009 meeting and sent to Buckingham Branch Railroad.

 

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