Sets forth specified prohibitions, limitations, permissions, and mandates with respect to the use of appropriations under this Act. Prohibits the use of funds for the planning or implementation of any change in the current Federal status of the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (except for further development planning that does not alter such status) or the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center. Requires the Secretary to distribute on a ratio-formulated basis, the Federal-aid highway State obligation limitations for FY 1992 for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction.
Prohibits a State from obligating more than 35 percent of its allocation for such projects during the first three months of FY 1992.
Sets forth additional specified obligation limits for States during FY 1992.
Limits funds available for salaries and expenses to no more than 120 political and Presidential appointees in the Department of Transportation. Prohibits the use of funds for the construction of the Central Automated Transit System (Downtown People Mover) in Detroit, Michigan. Requires the Secretary to obligate no more than $4,000,000 for each year that Interstate 95 is under reconstruction for operating expenses of the Tri-County Commuter Rail Project in Florida. Requires the Secretary to make compensation payments as provided under the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 to air carriers that provide essential air service to small community airports.
Prohibits the use of funds to establish a vessel traffic safety fairway less than five miles wide between the Santa Barbara Traffic Separation Scheme and the San Francisco Traffic Separation Scheme. Authorizes airports to transfer to the FAA instrument landing systems which were purchased through a Federal airport aid or development program and which conform to FAA performance specifications.
Requires the Secretary to enter into a full funding grant agreement with the Tri-County Metropolitan Transportation District of Oregon for construction of the locally-preferred alternative for the Westside Light Rail Project. Prohibits the use of funds by the FAA for a new National Weather Graphics System. Prohibits the use of funds to award multiyear contracts for production end items that include:
(1) economic order quantity or long lead time material procurement in excess of $10,000,000 in any one year of the contract; or
(2) a cancellation charge greater than $10,000,000 which at the time of obligation has not been appropriated to the limits of the Government's liability; or
(3) a requirement that permits performance under the contract during the second and subsequent years of such contract without conditioning such performance upon the appropriation of funds.
Prohibits the use of funds to close the FAA's airport facilities equipment office in Little Rock, Arkansas, or to transfer or reduce facility personnel.
Directs the Secretary, with regard to the Discretionary Grants program of the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, to:
(1) issue a letter of no prejudice by October 1, 1991, and enter into a full funding agreement by June 1, 1992, for a specified portion of the South Boston Piers Transitway project in the South Boston area; and
(2) issue a letter of intent by September 30, 1992, for the extension of the Transitway from South Station to Boylston Station. Prohibits funds for Coast Guard acquisition, construction, and improvements from being available for any fiscal year after December 31, 1991, unless the Commandant of the Coast Guard submits certain quarterly reports to specified congressional committees.
Prohibits the use of funds to reduce or reserve a State's apportionment of Federal-aid highway funds for reasons of noncompliance with the national 55 mph speed limit requirements.
Requires the Secretary to withhold five percent of a State's Federal-aid highway apportionment after the second calendar year, and ten percent after the fourth calendar year, following the enactment of this Act if it does not:
(1) enforce laws requiring the revocation, suspension, or delay in the issuance of an individual's driver's license upon conviction of a drug offense; or
(2) submit a certification of the Governor's and State legislature's opposition to such enforcement.
Declares that payments to the City of Atlantic City with respect to the transfer of Atlantic City International Airport shall not be considered airport revenues for purposes of the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982.
Prohibits funds from being used to enforce a series of Airworthiness Directives regarding cargo fire detection and control in certain aircraft that are operated solely within Alaska until a safety analysis and an economic impact statement have been completed and submitted to specified congressional committees.
Authorizes the Secretary to enter into a sole source contract with the Puerto Rico Ports Authority to construct an air traffic control tower at Luis Munoz Marin Airport. Authorizes the Nicaragua Frontier Transportation Authority to provide transportation services in support of the 1993 World University Games. Makes funds available to the Secretary to study the feasibility of adding air conditioning to Pennsylvania Station in New York City. Requires the Secretary to publish a notice of proposed rulemaking to prohibit the use of radar detectors in commercial motor vehicles.
Requires the Administrator of the FAA to conduct an aircraft noise mitigation review to include airspace over New York and Connecticut lying within a 55 nautical mile radius of La Guardia Airport. Establishes the Metropolitan New York Aircraft Noise Mitigation Committee to review aircraft noise complaints.
Prohibits the use of funds by the Secretary or the FAA to consolidate flight service stations until after the expiration of a specified period following the submission of the Auxiliary Flight Service Station plan to the Congress. Prohibits domestic or foreign air carriers from operating within the State of Hawaii or other specified areas a greater number of Stage two aircraft than they operated in such areas on November 5, 1990.
Makes specified funds available for a highway grade crossing demonstration project in White River Junction, Vermont, without regard to whether expenses are incurred in accordance with specified Federal law.
Authorizes the Secretary to study the costs and benefits to the energy and transportation sectors of telecommuting.
Authorizes Wyoming to permit vehicles in excess of 80,000 pounds which meet certain axle and bridge formula specifications to use the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways located there.
Urges the Secretary of Defense and the Commandant of the Coast Guard in light of the positive changes in the Soviet Union to reexamine U.S. policies regarding the restricted use of certain ports by Soviet ships.
Authorizes the parties to the compact establishing a commission to study the feasibility of rapid rail transit service between States to change the name of such compact, including the name of the commission.