H. R. 3025
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 22, 2011
Mr. King of New York (for himself, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Grimm, and Mr. Turner of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To provide for certain tunnel life safety and rehabilitation projects for Amtrak.
This Act may be cited as the
Northeast Corridor Rail Tunnel Safety
Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation $898,000,000, to remain available until expended, for the use of Amtrak to complete New York tunnel life safety projects and to rehabilitate tunnels in Washington, DC, and Baltimore, Maryland.
Availability of funds
The Secretary shall not make funds appropriated under section 2 available to Amtrak for a project unless the Secretary has received from Amtrak and has approved an engineering and financial plan for that project.
Inspector General review
The Inspector General of the Department of Transportation shall conduct and transmit to the Congress an annual review to determine whether the expenditure and obligation of funds made available under this Act are consistent with the purposes for which those funds are made available.