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Text of the National Highway System Designation Act of 1995

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 28, 1995. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 16, 1995 (Introduced).

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S 440 IS

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 440

To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for the designation of the National Highway System, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 16 (legislative day, JANUARY 30), 1995

Mr. WARNER (for himself, Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. BAUCUS, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. BOND, Mr. FAIRCLOTH, Mr. KEMPTHORNE, Mr. LAUTENBERG, Mr. LIEBERMAN, Mr. INHOFE, Mr. REID, Mr. SMITH, Mr. LUGAR, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. GRAHAM, and Mr. PELL) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to provide for the designation of the National Highway System, and for other purposes.

    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 ‘National Highway System Designation Act of 1995’.

SEC. 2. NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM DESIGNATION.

    Section 103 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ‘(c) NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM DESIGNATION-

      ‘(1) DESIGNATION- The most recent National Highway System (as of the date of enactment of this Act) as submitted by the Secretary of Transportation pursuant to this section is designated as the National Highway System.

      ‘(2) MODIFICATIONS-

        ‘(A) IN GENERAL- At the request of a State, the Secretary may--

          ‘(i) add a new route segment to the National Highway System, including a new intermodal connection; or

          ‘(ii) delete a route segment in existence on the date of the request and any connection to the route segment;

        if the total mileage of the National Highway System (including any route segment or connection proposed to be added under this subparagraph) does not exceed 165,000 miles (265,542 kilometers).

        ‘(B) PROCEDURES FOR CHANGES REQUESTED BY STATES- Each State that makes a request for a change in the National Highway System pursuant to subparagraph (A) shall establish that each change in a route segment or connection referred to in the subparagraph has been identified by the State, in cooperation with local officials, pursuant to applicable transportation planning activities for metropolitan areas carried out under section 134 and statewide planning processes carried out under section 135.

      ‘(3) APPROVAL BY THE SECRETARY- The Secretary may approve a request made by a State for a change in the National Highway System pursuant to paragraph (2) if the Secretary determines that the change--

        ‘(A) meets the criteria established for the National Highway System under this title; and

        ‘(B) enhances the national transportation characteristics of the National Highway System.’.

SEC. 3. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS FOR THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Section 103(i) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (8) and inserting the following:

      ‘(8) Capital and operating costs for traffic monitoring, management, and control facilities and programs.’.

    (b) DEFINITION- Section 101(a) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking the undesignated paragraph defining ‘startup costs for traffic management and control’ and inserting the following:

    ‘The term ‘operating costs for traffic monitoring, management, and control’ includes labor costs, administrative costs, costs of utilities and rent, and other costs associated with the continuous operation of traffic control activities, such as integrated traffic control systems, incident management programs, and traffic control centers.’.

SEC. 4. TRANSFERABILITY OF APPORTIONMENTS.

    The third sentence of section 104(g) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘40 percent’ and inserting ‘60 percent’.

SEC. 5. FEDERAL SHARE FOR HIGHWAYS, BRIDGES, AND TUNNELS.

    Section 129(a) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking paragraph (5) and inserting the following:

      ‘(5) LIMITATION ON FEDERAL SHARE- The Federal share payable for an activity described in paragraph (1) shall be a percentage determined by the State, but not to exceed 80 percent.’.

SEC. 6. FEDERAL SHARE FOR BICYCLE TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES AND PEDESTRIAN WALKWAYS.

    Section 217(f) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘80 percent’ and inserting ‘determined in accordance with section 120(b)’.

SEC. 7. DONATIONS OF FUNDS, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES FOR FEDERALLY ASSISTED ACTIVITIES.

    Section 323 of title 23, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and

      (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ‘(c) CREDIT FOR DONATIONS OF FUNDS, MATERIALS, OR SERVICES- Nothing in this title or any other law shall prevent a person from offering to donate funds, materials, or services in connection with an activity eligible for Federal assistance under this title. In the case of such an activity with respect to which the Federal Government and the State share in paying the cost, any donated funds, or the fair market value of any donated materials or services, that are accepted and incorporated into the activity by the State highway agency shall be credited against the State share.’.

SEC. 8. METRIC CONVERSION OF TRAFFIC CONTROL SIGNS.

    Notwithstanding section 3(2) of the Metric Conversion Act of 1975 (15 U.S.C. 205b(2)) or any other law, no State shall be required to--

      (1) erect any highway sign that establishes any speed limit, distance, or other measurement using the metric system; or

      (2) modify any highway sign that establishes any speed limit, distance, or other measurement so that the sign uses the metric system.

SEC. 9. TIME LIMIT FOR OBLIGATION OF FUNDS FOR INTELLIGENT VEHICLE-HIGHWAY SYSTEMS PROJECTS.

    Section 6058 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-240; 23 U.S.C. 307 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(f) OBLIGATION OF FUNDS-

      ‘(1) IN GENERAL- Funds made available pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) after the date of enactment of this subsection, and other funds made available after that date to carry out specific intelligent vehicle-highway systems projects, shall be obligated not later than the last day of the fiscal year following the fiscal year with respect to which the funds are made available.

      ‘(2) REALLOCATION OF FUNDS- If funds described in paragraph (1) are not obligated by the date described in the paragraph, the Secretary may make the funds available to carry out any other activity with respect to which funds may be made available under subsection (a) or (b).’.