H. R. 5891
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 13, 2020
Mr. Brown of Maryland (for himself, Ms. Brownley of California, Mr. Espaillat, Mr. Cohen, Mr. Huffman, Mr. Lipinski, Ms. Titus, and Mr. Carson of Indiana) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 23, United States Code, with respect to funding for certain safety projects, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Routes to School Expansion Act.
Highway safety improvement program
Section 148 of title 23, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (a)—
in paragraph (4)(B)—
by striking clause (xviii) and inserting the following:
Safe Routes to School infrastructure related projects, as defined in section 1404(f) of SAFETEA–LU (23 U.S.C. 402 note).
in clause (xxvi) by inserting
or leading pedestrian intervals after
by redesignating clause (xxviii) as clause (xxix);
by inserting after clause (xxvii) the following:
Installation of infrastructure improvements that create safe routes to bus stops including sidewalks, crosswalks, signage, and bus stop shelters or protected waiting areas.
in clause (xxix), as redesignated, by striking
(xxvii) and inserting
by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (12) as paragraphs (11) through (13), respectively;
by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:
Safety project under any other section
safety project under any other section means a project carried out for the purposes of safety under any section of this title other than this section.
safety project under any other section includes a project, consistent with the State strategic highway safety plan, that—
promotes public awareness and informs the public regarding highway safety matters (including motorcycle safety and school bus stop safety);
facilitates enforcement of traffic safety laws; and
supports Safe Routes to School non-infrastructure projects, as defined in section 1404(f) of SAFETEA–LU (23 U.S.C. 402 note).
in paragraph (12)(A), as so redesignated—
in clause (ix) by striking
by redesignating clause (x) as clause (xi); and
by inserting after clause (ix) the following:
State or local representatives of educational agencies to address Safe Routes to School and school bus safety; and
in subsection (c)(1)(A) by striking
(11) and inserting
in subsection (d)(2)(B)(i) by striking
(11) and inserting
in subsection (e) by adding at the end the following:
Flexible funding for safety projects under any other section
To advance the implementation of a State strategic highway plan, a State may use not more than 25 percent of the amounts apportioned to the State under section 104(b)(3) for a fiscal year to carry out safety projects under any other section.
Other transportation and safety plans
Nothing in this paragraph requires a State to revise any State process, plan, or program in effect on the date of enactment of this paragraph.
Federal share payable
Section 120(c)(1) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting
an improvement for pedestrian or bicyclist safety or safety of people with disabilities, Safe Routes to School improvements, after