H.R. 3019 (112th): Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 22, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3019

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2011

(for himself and Mr. Al Green of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider certain factors in evaluating public transportation projects for purposes of making capital investment grants, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011.

2.

Capital investment grants for public transportation projects

(a)

Project justification for new start projects

Section 5309(d)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (F) by inserting urban and before suburban sprawl;

(2)

by redesignating subparagraphs (I), (J), and (K) as subparagraphs (J), (K), and (M), respectively;

(3)

by inserting after subparagraph (H) the following:

(I)

population density, land use, proposed land use, and local development goals along the project corridor and along transit corridors connecting with the project, including bus, bus rapid transit, and rail

;

(4)

by striking and at the end of subparagraph (K) (as redesignated by paragraph (2) of this subsection); and

(5)

by inserting after subparagraph (K) (as redesignated by paragraph (2) of this subsection) the following:

(L)

estimated reductions in transit times for passengers of the existing transit system as a result of the project; and

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(b)

Project justification for small start projects

Section 5309(e)(4) of such title is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (A) by inserting or proposed local land use policies before and is likely;

(2)

by striking and at the end of subparagraph (D);

(3)

by redesignating subparagraph (E) as subparagraph (H); and

(4)

by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following:

(E)

consider the population density, land use, proposed land use, and local development goals along transit corridors connecting with the project, including bus, bus rapid transit, and rail;

(F)

consider the impacts of urban and suburban sprawl;

(G)

consider estimated reductions in transit times for passengers of the existing transit system as a result of the project; and

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