CONSENT AGENDA REQUEST

Sponsor:

Board of Supervisors Meeting Date: 

Chester Stribling,  Lee District Supervisor

 October 11, 2007

Staff Lead:

Department: 

Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator

County Administration

Topic: 

A Resolution of Support for a Market Study of Enhanced Passenger Rail in the U.S. 29 “Piedmont” Corridor

Topic Description:

C’Ville Rail, a non-profit organization, is seeking to obtain daily AMTRAK services to Charlottesville,  Virginia.  The organization is trying to put together a coalition of localities along the Norfolk Southern line that runs from Washington, DC to Danville, VA.  The purpose of the coalition will be to seek General Assembly approval of a demand assessment study for passenger rail service in this corridor.  They are hoping that the Board of Supervisor will consider a resolution supporting the need for the study and also agreeing to consider any request for a local match of any funding that the state provides for the study if the state requires a local match.  The resolution does not bind the County to provide a part of the local match, only that the County will “entertain a request to financially participate in any required local match.”  Currently Charlottesville, Albemarle, Orange, Culpeper and Nelson Counties have passed the resolution.      

Requested Action of the Board of Supervisors: 

Consider adoption of the attached resolution

Financial Impacts Analysis:

There is no financial impact at this time.

Identify any other Departments, Organizations or Individuals that would be affected by this request:

C'Ville Rail Association

 

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