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Text of the Kulpsville Transportation Center Development Act of 1994

This bill was introduced on October 6, 1994, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Oct 6, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 5224 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5224

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a project for the implementation of a comprehensive transportation improvement program in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 6, 1994

Ms. MARGOLIES-MEZVINSKY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Public Works and Transportation


A BILL

To direct the Secretary of Transportation to carry out a project for the implementation of a comprehensive transportation improvement program in Kulpsville, Pennsylvania.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Kulpsville Transportation Center Development Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress finds the following:

      (1) The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that 35 States have failed to meet the air quality standards established pursuant to the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.

      (2) Areas of the State of Pennsylvania exceed the air quality standards of the Environmental Protection Agency, thereby, exposing millions of people to higher risks of lung and respiratory disease and other health problems.

      (3) Everyday in Pennsylvania, cars and trucks travel a total of more than 240,000,000 miles, spewing more than 8,000 tons of pollutants into the air.

      (4) Everyday in Pennsylvania, more than 8,000,000 gasoline-powered vehicles account for approximately 1/3 of all pollutants that cause smog and contribute to respiratory illness.

      (5) The construction of a transportation center and other necessary transportation improvements in the township of Towamencin, village of Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, a rapidly growing area of Southeastern, Pennsylvania, is vital to addressing regional environmental, health, and economic problems that result from high levels of air pollution and extreme vehicle congestion.

SEC. 3. DEMONSTRATION PROJECT.

    (a) AUTHORIZATION- The Secretary shall carry out a project to implement a comprehensive transportation improvement program in the township of Towamencin, village of Kulpsville, Pennsylvania, for the purpose of demonstrating methods of--

      (1) solving a local and regional transportation problem;

      (2) achieving multi-modal, congestion management, and trip reduction objectives of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 and the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990; and

      (3) providing for local and regional economic growth.

    (b) PROJECT ELEMENTS- The project to be carried out under subsection (a) shall include the following elements:

      (1) Construction of a transportation center to provide 2,500 parking spaces (including 700 public use spaces), a 10-bay bus terminal, and facilities for walking and bicycling commuters.

      (2) Construction of turnpike ramps to the transportation center and to Forty Foot Road (Pennsylvania State Route 63).

      (3) Construction of improvements to Wambold Road, from Sumneytown Pike to Allentown Road.

    (c) CONSTRUCTION DEFINED- For the purposes of this section, the term ‘construction’ has the same meaning given such term by section 101 of title 23, United States Code.

    (d) FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share of the cost of the project to be carried out under this section shall be 75 percent.

    (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS- There is authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section $12,405,000 for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1994. Such sums shall remain available until expended.