H. B. 2267
(By Delegates Leach, Campbell, Kominar,
Morgan, Craig and Boggs)
[Introduced February 11, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Government Organization then Finance.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2F-1, §5B-2F-2,
§5B-2F-3, §5B-2F-4 and §5B-2F-5, all relating to implementing
a transportation and economic development information system;
locating the system in the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian
Transportation Institute; and setting forth a work plan.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new article, designated §5B-2F-1, §5B-2F-2,
§5B-2F-3, §5B-2F-4 and §5B-2F-5, all to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2F. TRANSPORTATION AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION
§5B-2F-1. Short title.
This article shall be known and may be cited as the "West
Virginia Transportation and Economic Development Information System (TEDIS)".
§5B-2F-2. Transportation and economic development information
There is hereby established a Transportation and Economic
Development Information System ("TEDIS")to be housed, operated and
maintained at the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation
Institute in Huntington.
It is the intent of this article to develop a partnership
among and between the Department of Highways, the development
office, and the Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation
Institute to take advantage of cost savings through a combination
the Department of Transportation and the Development Office
Geographical Information System needs in a centralized data
warehouse and dissemination system to meet the current and future
needs of the Department of Transportation and the development
office using web infrastructure investments made previously in the
higher education system. In addition, it is intended that the
development of "TEDIS" will maximize the leverage potential of
federal moneys available through the Nick J. Rahall, II,
Appalachian Transportation Institute. To these ends, the Nick J.
Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute is hereby
designated the host for the West Virginia "TEDIS".
The funds made available for "TEDIS" shall supplement but not
displace funds available through existing programs.
§5B-2F-5. Work plan.
The work plan for "TEDIS" activities may include, but not be
limited to, the following:
(a) Assessment of current systems, and providing a summary of
their capabilities, advantages and disadvantages of each system;
(b) Designing, acquiring and integrating the information
technology hardware and software to offer a reliable web delivered
GIS based system into the current information technology
infrastructure existing at Marshall University;
(c) Establish formal partnerships with the Department of
Transportation and the development office for GIS system and
content design with emphasis on end user current and future needs
and to facilitate a continuing advisory program for system
development and operational issues;
(d) Ensuring that efforts and the resultant system are
nonduplicating of other state agencies or entities with emphasis on
"value added" endeavors and procedures to existing state GIS
resources focused on the specific needs of the department of
transportation and the development office including the possibility
of "exclusive agency needs for sensitive data as needed";
(e) Ensure that "TEDIS" will have the appropriate foundation
for integrating Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) technologies for both governmental and public utilization.
(f) Identify other activities or opportunities with the
current Nick J. Rahall, II, Appalachian Transportation Institute
program such as future site specific data collection and/or data
analysis projects that could be pursued to achieve the most cost
effectiveness and efficiency potential for the Department of
Transportation and the development office in as short amount of
time as possible; and
(g) Establish a mechanism to monitor the effectiveness of the
system through an appropriate baseline comparative methodology and
provide a report to the Legislature on the performance
characteristics and future operation needs of the "TEDIS" on an
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to implement a
Transportation and Economic Development Information System. Under
the bill, the system is located in the Nick J. Rahall, II,
Appalachian Transportation Institute and a work plan is also
This article is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.