Final Rule

Implementation of Program for Capital Grants for Rail Line Relocation and Improvement Projects

  • 11
  • Jul
  • 2008
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
ABSTRACT: Section 9002 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU) (Pub. L. 109-59, August 10, 2005) amends chapter 201 of Title 49 of the United States Code by adding section 20154. Section 20154 authorizes—but does not appropriate—$350,000,000 per year for each of the fiscal years (FY) 2006 through 2009 for the purpose of funding a grant program to provide financial assistance for local rail line relocation and improvement projects. Section 20154 directs the Secretary of Transportation (Secretary) to issue regulations implementing this grant program, and the Secretary has delegated this responsibility to FRA. This final rule establishes a regulation intended to carry out that statutory mandate. As of the publication of this final rule, Congress did not appropriate any funding for the program for FY 2006 or FY 2007 but did appropriate $20,040,200 for fiscal year 2008.

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