"(e) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION. –
"(1) FUNDING. -- Subject to project approval by the Secretary, a State may obligate funds apportioned to the State under sections 104(b)(1), 104(b)(2), 104(b)(3), 104(b)(4), and 144(e) for surface transportation workforce development, training, and education, including –
"(A) tuition and direct educational expenses, excluding salaries, in connection with the education and training of employees of State and local transportation agencies;
"(B) employee professional development;
"(C) student internships;
"(D) university or community college support; and
"(E) education activities, including outreach, to develop interest and promote participation in surface transportation careers.
"(2) FEDERAL SHARE. -- The Federal share of the cost of activities carried out in accordance with this subsection shall be 100 percent.
"(3) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND EDUCATION DEFINED. –In this subsection, the term 'surface transportation workforce development, training, and education, means activities associated with surface transportation career awareness, student transportation career preparation, and training and professional development for surface transportation workers, including activities for women and minorities.