IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
March 12, 2020
Mr. Markey introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
To authorize appropriations for highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects.
This Act may be cited as the
Warren Cowles Grade Crossing Safety Act.
Authorization of appropriations for highway-rail grade crossing improvement projects
Section 22907 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
in subsection (c)(5), by inserting
, including such a project for commuter rail and operators in high-ridership corridors before the period at the end; and
by adding at the end the following:
Authorization of appropriations
Notwithstanding section 22905(f), there are authorized to be appropriated for eligible projects described in subsection (c)(5) for commuter rail and operators in high-ridership corridors—
for fiscal year 2021, $250,000,000; and
for fiscal year 2022 and each fiscal year thereafter, the amount described in paragraph (2).
The amount described in this paragraph for a fiscal year is $250,000,000, adjusted to reflect the percentage (if any) of the increase in the average of the Consumer Price Index for the preceding 12-month period compared to the Consumer Price Index for fiscal year 2020.
Consumer price index defined
In this subsection, the term Consumer Price Index means the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the Department of Labor.