SEC. 101. NATIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEM DESIGNATION.
(a) IN GENERAL- Section 103(b) of title 23, United States
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
`(5) DESIGNATION OF NHS- The National Highway System
as submitted by the Secretary of Transportation on the map
entitled `Official Submission, National Highway System, Federal
Highway Administration', and dated November 13, 1995, is hereby
designated within the United States, including the District of
Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
`(6) MODIFICATIONS TO NHS-
`(A) IN GENERAL- Subject to paragraph (7), the
Secretary may make modifications to the National Highway System
that are proposed by a State or that are proposed by the State
and revised by the Secretary if the Secretary determines that
each of the modifications--
`(i) meets the criteria established for the
National Highway System under this title; and
`(ii) enhances the national transportation
characteristics of the National Highway System.
`(B) COOPERATION- In proposing modifications under
this paragraph, a State shall cooperate with local and regional
officials. In urbanized areas, the local officials shall act
through the metropolitan planning organizations designated for
such areas under section 134.
`(7) TRANSITIONAL RULES FOR INTERMODAL CONNECTORS-
`(A) REQUIRED SUBMISSION- Not later than 180 days
after the date of the enactment of the National Highway System
Designation Act of 1995, the Secretary shall submit for approval
to the Committee on Environment and Public Works of the Senate
and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the
House of Representatives modifications to the National Highway
System that are proposed by a State or that are proposed by the
State and revised by the Secretary and that consist of connectors
to major ports, airports, international border crossings, public
transportation and transit facilities, interstate bus terminals,
and rail and other intermodal transportation facilities.
`(B) COOPERATION- Paragraph (6)(B) shall apply to
modifications proposed by a State under this paragraph.
`(i) INITIAL APPROVAL BY LAW- Modifications
proposed under subparagraph (A) may take effect only if a law has
been enacted approving such modifications.
`(ii) INTERIM ELIGIBILITY- Notwithstanding
clause (i), a project to construct a connector to an intermodal
transportation facility described in subparagraph (A) shall be
eligible for funds apportioned under section 104(b)(1) for the
National Highway System if the Secretary finds that the project
is consistent with criteria developed by the Secretary for
construction of such connectors.
`(iii) PERIOD OF ELIGIBILITY- A project which
is eligible under clause (ii) for funds apportioned under section
104(b)(1) shall remain eligible for such funds pursuant to clause
(ii) only until the date of the enactment of a law described in
`(D) MODIFICATIONS AFTER INITIAL APPROVAL- After
the date of the enactment of a law described in subparagraph
(C)(i), a modification consisting of a connector to an intermodal
transportation facility described in subparagraph (A) may be made
in accordance with paragraph (6).
`(8) CONGRESSIONAL HIGH PRIORITY CORRIDORS- Upon the
completion of feasibility studies, the Secretary shall add to the
National Highway System any congressional high priority corridor
or any segment thereof established by section 1105 of the
Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (105
Stat. 2031-2037) which was not identified on the National Highway
System designated by paragraph (5).'.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS- Section 103(b)(3) of such title
(1) in subparagraph (C) by striking `For purposes of
proposing highways for designation to the National Highway
System, the' and inserting `The'; and
(2) in subparagraph (D)--
(A) by striking `In proposing highways for
designation to the National Highway System, the' and inserting
(B) by inserting after `mileage' the following: `on
the National Highway System'.
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