A. The responsible public entity may take any action to obtain federal, state, or local assistance for a qualifying transportation facility that serves the public purpose of this chapter and may enter into any contracts required to receive such federal assistance. If the responsible public entity is a state agency, any funds received from the state or federal government or any agency or instrumentality thereof shall be subject to appropriation by the General Assembly. The responsible public entity may determine that it serves the public purpose of this chapter for all or any portion of the costs of a qualifying transportation facility to be paid, directly or indirectly, from the proceeds of a grant or loan made by the federal, state, or local government or any agency or instrumentality thereof.
B. The responsible public entity may agree to make grants or loans for the development and/or operation of the qualifying transportation facility from amounts received from the federal, state, or local government or any agency or instrumentality thereof.
C. Nothing in this chapter or in an interim or comprehensive agreement entered into pursuant to this chapter shall be deemed to enlarge, diminish, or affect the authority, if any, otherwise possessed by the responsible public entity to take action that would impact the debt capacity of the Commonwealth or the affected localities or public entities.
1994, c. 855, § 56-567; 1995, c. 647; 2005, cc. 504, 562; 2014, c. 805.