H.R. 1371: To amend SAFETEA-LU to ensure that projects that assist the establishment of aerotropolis transportation systems are eligible for certain grants, and for other purposes

April 8, 2011 at 11:20 am | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

H.R. 1371: To amend SAFETEA-LU to ensure that projects that assist the establishment of aerotropolis transportation systems are eligible for certain grants, and for other purposes was introduced on April 5, 2011 by Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN9):

HR 1371 IH

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1371

To amend SAFETEA-LU to ensure that projects that assist the establishment of aerotropolis transportation systems are eligible for certain grants, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 5, 2011

Mr. COHEN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend SAFETEA-LU to ensure that projects that assist the establishment of aerotropolis transportation systems are eligible for certain grants, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the `Aerotropolis Act of 2011′.

SEC. 2. PROJECTS OF NATIONAL AND REGIONAL SIGNIFICANCE.

(a) Eligible Project Defined- Section 1301(c)(2) of SAFETEA-LU (23 U.S.C. 101 note) is amended to read as follows:

`(2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT-

`(A) IN GENERAL- The term `eligible project’ means any surface transportation project eligible for Federal assistance under title 23, United States Code, including freight railroad projects and activities eligible under such title.

`(B) INCLUSION OF AEROTROPOLIS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM PROJECTS- The term `eligible project’ includes a combination of projects described in subparagraph (A) that, as a group–

`(i) assist the establishment of an aerotropolis transportation system; and

`(ii) satisfy the requirement under subsection (d).’.

(b) Aerotropolis Transportation System Defined- Section 1301(c) of SAFETEA-LU (23 U.S.C. 101 note) is amended by adding at the end the following:

`(4) AEROTROPOLIS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM- The term `aerotropolis transportation system’ means a planned and coordinated multimodal freight and passenger transportation network that, as determined by the Secretary, provides efficient, cost-effective, sustainable, and intermodal connectivity to a defined region of economic significance centered around a major airport.’.

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