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[DOCID: f:publ178.105] Public Law 105-178 105th Congress An Act To authorize funds for Federal-aid highways, highway safety programs, and transit programs, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: June 9, 1998 - [H.R. 2400]>> Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century. Grants. Inter- governmental relations. Loans.>> SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS. (a) <<NOTE: 23 USC 101 note.>> Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century''. (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents of this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents. Sec. 2. Definitions. TITLE I--FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAYS Subtitle A--Authorizations and Programs Sec. 1101. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 1102. Obligation ceiling. Sec. 1103. Apportionments. Sec. 1104. Minimum guarantee. Sec. 1105. Revenue aligned budget authority. Sec. 1106. Federal-aid systems. Sec. 1107. Interstate maintenance program. Sec. 1108. Surface transportation program. Sec. 1109. Highway bridge program. Sec. 1110. Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program. Sec. 1111. Federal share. Sec. 1112. Recreational trails program. Sec. 1113. Emergency relief. Sec. 1114. Highway use tax evasion projects. Sec. 1115. Federal lands highways program. Sec. 1116. Woodrow Wilson Memorial Bridge. Sec. 1117. Appalachian development highway system. Sec. 1118. National corridor planning and development program. Sec. 1119. Coordinated border infrastructure and safety program. Subtitle B--General Provisions Sec. 1201. Definitions. Sec. 1202. Bicycle transportation and pedestrian walkways. Sec. 1203. Metropolitan planning. Sec. 1204. Statewide planning. Sec. 1205. Contracting for engineering and design services. Sec. 1206. Access of motorcycles. Sec. 1207. Construction of ferry boats and ferry terminal facilities. Sec. 1208. Training. Sec. 1209. Use of HOV lanes by inherently low-emission vehicles. Sec. 1210. Advanced travel forecasting procedures program. Sec. 1211. Amendments to prior surface transportation laws. Sec. 1212. Miscellaneous. Sec. 1213. Studies and reports. Sec. 1214. Federal activities. Sec. 1215. Designated transportation enhancement activities. Sec. 1216. Innovative surface transportation financing methods. Sec. 1217. Eligibility. Sec. 1218. Magnetic levitation transportation technology deployment program. Sec. 1219. National scenic byways program. Sec. 1220. Elimination of regional office responsibilities. Sec. 1221. Transportation and community and system preservation pilot program. Sec. 1222. Additions to Appalachian region. Subtitle C--Program Streamlining and Flexibility Sec. 1301. Real property acquisition and corridor preservation. Sec. 1302. Payments to States for construction. Sec. 1303. Proceeds from the sale or lease of real property. Sec. 1304. Engineering cost reimbursement. Sec. 1305. Project approval and oversight. Sec. 1306. Standards. Sec. 1307. Design-build contracting. Sec. 1308. Major investment study integration. Sec. 1309. Environmental streamlining. Sec. 1310. Uniform transferability of Federal-aid highway funds. Subtitle D--Safety Sec. 1401. Hazard elimination program. Sec. 1402. Roadside safety technologies. Sec. 1403. Safety incentive grants for use of seat belts. Subtitle E--Finance Sec. 1501. Short title. Sec. 1502. Findings. Sec. 1503. Establishment of program. Sec. 1504. Duties of the Secretary. Sec. 1511. State Infrastructure Bank Pilot Program. Subtitle F--High Priority Projects Sec. 1601. High priority projects program. Sec. 1602. Project authorizations. Sec. 1603. Special rule. TITLE II--HIGHWAY SAFETY Sec. 2001. Highway safety programs. Sec. 2002. Highway safety research and development. Sec. 2003. Occupant protection. Sec. 2004. Alcohol-impaired driving countermeasures. Sec. 2005. State highway safety data improvements. Sec. 2006. National Driver Register. Sec. 2007. Safety studies. Sec. 2008. Effectiveness of laws establishing maximum blood alcohol concentrations. Sec. 2009. Authorizations of appropriations. TITLE III--FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS Sec. 3001. Short title. Sec. 3002. Amendments to title 49, United States Code. Sec. 3003. Definitions. Sec. 3004. Metropolitan planning. Sec. 3005. Transportation improvement program. Sec. 3006. Transportation management areas. Sec. 3007. Urbanized area formula grants. Sec. 3008. Clean fuels formula grant program. Sec. 3009. Capital investment grants and loans. Sec. 3010. Dollar value of mobility improvements. Sec. 3011. Local share. Sec. 3012. Intelligent transportation systems applications. Sec. 3013. Formula grants and loans for special needs of elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities. Sec. 3014. Formula program for other than urbanized areas. Sec. 3015. Research, development, demonstration, and training projects. Sec. 3016. National planning and research programs. Sec. 3017. National Transit Institute. Sec. 3018. Bus testing facilities. Sec. 3019. Bicycle facilities. Sec. 3020. General provisions on assistance. Sec. 3021. Pilot program for intercity rail infrastructure investment from mass transit account of highway trust fund. Sec. 3022. Contract requirements. Sec. 3023. Special procurements. Sec. 3024. Project management oversight and review. Sec. 3025. Administrative procedures. Sec. 3026. Reports and audits. Sec. 3027. Apportionment of appropriations for formula grants. Sec. 3028. Apportionment of appropriations for fixed guideway modernization. Sec. 3029. Authorizations. Sec. 3030. Projects for new fixed guideway systems and extensions to existing systems. Sec. 3031. Projects for bus and bus-related facilities. Sec. 3032. Contracting out study. Sec. 3033. Urbanized area formula study. Sec. 3034. Coordinated transportation services. Sec. 3035. Final assembly of buses. Sec. 3036. Clean fuel vehicles. Sec. 3037. Job access and reverse commute grants. Sec. 3038. Rural transportation accessibility incentive program. Sec. 3039. Study of transit needs in national parks and related public lands. Sec. 3040. Obligation ceiling. Sec. 3041. Adjustments for the Surface Transportation Extension Act of 1997. TITLE IV--MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY Sec. 4001. Amendments to title 49, United States Code. Sec. 4002. Statement of purposes. Sec. 4003. State grants. Sec. 4004. Information systems. Sec. 4005. Automobile transporter defined. Sec. 4006. Inspections and reports. Sec. 4007. Waivers, exemptions, and pilot programs. Sec. 4008. Safety regulation. Sec. 4009. Safety fitness. Sec. 4010. Repeal of certain obsolete miscellaneous authorities. Sec. 4011. Commercial vehicle operators. Sec. 4012. Exemption from certain regulations for utility service commercial motor vehicle drivers. Sec. 4013. Participation in international registration plan and international fuel tax agreement. Sec. 4014. Safety performance history of new drivers; limitation on liability. Sec. 4015. Penalties. Sec. 4016. Authority over charter bus transportation. Sec. 4017. Telephone hotline for reporting safety violations. Sec. 4018. Insulin treated diabetes mellitus. Sec. 4019. Performance-based CDL testing. Sec. 4020. Post-accident alcohol testing. Sec. 4021. Driver fatigue. Sec. 4022. Improved flow of driver history pilot program. Sec. 4023. Employee protections. Sec. 4024. Improved interstate school bus safety. Sec. 4025. Truck trailer conspicuity. Sec. 4026. DOT implementation plan. Sec. 4027. Study of adequacy of parking facilities. Sec. 4028. Qualifications of foreign motor carriers. Sec. 4029. Federal motor carrier safety inspectors. Sec. 4030. School transportation safety. Sec. 4031. Designation of New Mexico commercial zone. Sec. 4032. Effects of MCSAP grant reductions. TITLE V--TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH Subtitle A--Funding Sec. 5001. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 5002. Obligation ceiling. Sec. 5003. Notice. Subtitle B--Research and Technology Sec. 5101. Research and technology program. Sec. 5102. Surface transportation research. Sec. 5103. Technology deployment. Sec. 5104. Training and education. Sec. 5105. State planning and research. Sec. 5106. International highway transportation outreach program. Sec. 5107. Surface transportation-environment cooperative research program. Sec. 5108. Surface transportation research strategic planning. Sec. 5109. Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Sec. 5110. University transportation research. Sec. 5111. Advanced vehicle technologies program. Sec. 5112. Study of future strategic highway research program. Sec. 5113. Commercial remote sensing products and spatial information technologies. Sec. 5114. Sense of the Congress on the year 2000 problem. Sec. 5115. International trade traffic. Sec. 5116. University grants. Sec. 5117. Transportation technology innovation and demonstration program. Sec. 5118. Drexel University Intelligent Infrastructure Institute. Sec. 5119. Conforming amendments. Subtitle C--Intelligent Transportation Systems Sec. 5201. Short title. Sec. 5202. Findings. Sec. 5203. Goals and purposes. Sec. 5204. General authorities and requirements. Sec. 5205. National ITS program plan. Sec. 5206. National architecture and standards. Sec. 5207. Research and development. Sec. 5208. Intelligent transportation system integration program. Sec. 5209. Commercial vehicle intelligent transportation system infrastructure deployment. Sec. 5210. Use of funds. Sec. 5211. Definitions. Sec. 5212. Project funding. Sec. 5213. Repeal. TITLE VI--OZONE AND PARTICULATE MATTER STANDARDS Sec. 6101. Findings and purpose. Sec. 6102. Particulate matter monitoring program. Sec. 6103. Ozone designation requirements. Sec. 6104. Additional provisions. TITLE VII--MISCELLANEOUS Subtitle A--Automobile Safety and Information Sec. 7101. Short title. Sec. 7102. Authorization of appropriations. Sec. 7103. Improving air bag safety. Sec. 7104. Restrictions on lobbying activities. Sec. 7105. Odometers. Sec. 7106. Miscellaneous amendments. Sec. 7107. Importation of motor vehicle for show or display. Subtitle B--Railroads Sec. 7201. High-speed rail. Sec. 7202. Light density rail line pilot projects. Sec. 7203. Railroad rehabilitation and improvement financing. Sec. 7204. Alaska Railroad. Subtitle C--Comprehensive One-Call Notification Sec. 7301. Findings. Sec. 7302. One-call notification programs. Subtitle D--Sportfishing and Boating Safety Sec. 7401. Short title; amendment of 1950 Act. Sec. 7402. Outreach and communications programs. Sec. 7403. Clean Vessel Act funding. Sec. 7404. Boating infrastructure. Sec. 7405. Boat safety funds. TITLE VIII--TRANSPORTATION DISCRETIONARY SPENDING GUARANTEE AND BUDGET OFFSETS Subtitle A--Transportation Discretionary Spending Guarantee Sec. 8101. Discretionary spending categories. Sec. 8102. Conforming the Paygo Scorecard with this Act. Sec. 8103. Level of obligation limitations. Subtitle B--Veterans' Benefits Sec. 8201. Short title. Sec. 8202. Prohibition on establishment of service-connection for disabilities relating to use of tobacco products. Sec. 8203. Twenty percent increase in rates of basic educational assistance under Montgomery GI Bill. Sec. 8204. Increase in assistance amount for specially adapted housing. Sec. 8205. Increase in amount of assistance for automobile and adaptive equipment for certain disabled veterans. Sec. 8206. Increase in aid and attendance rates for veterans eligible for pension. Sec. 8207. Eligibility of certain remarried surviving spouses for reinstatement of dependency and indemnity compensation upon termination of that remarriage. Sec. 8208. Extension of prior revision to offset rule for Department of Defense special separation benefit program. Sec. 8209. Sense of the Congress concerning recovery from tobacco companies of costs of treatment of veterans for tobacco-related illnesses. Subtitle C--Temporary Student Loan Provision. Sec. 8301. Temporary student loan provision. Subtitle D--Block Grants for Social Services Sec. 8401. Block grants for social services. TITLE IX--AMENDMENTS OF INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986 Sec. 9001. Short title; amendment of 1986 Code. Sec. 9002. Extension of highway-related taxes and trust fund. Sec. 9003. Extension and modification of tax benefits for alcohol fuels. Sec. 9004. Modifications to Highway Trust Fund. Sec. 9005. Provisions relating to Aquatic Resources Trust Fund. Sec. 9006. Repeal of 1.25 cent tax rate on rail diesel fuel. Sec. 9007. Additional qualified expenses available to non-Amtrak States. Sec. 9008. Delay in effective date of new requirement for approved diesel or kerosene terminals. Sec. 9009. Simplified fuel tax refund procedures. Sec. 9010. Election to receive taxable cash compensation in lieu of nontaxable qualified transportation fringe benefits. Sec. 9011. Repeal of National Recreational Trails Trust Fund. Sec. 9012. Identification of limited tax benefits subject to line item veto. SEC. <<NOTE: 23 USC 101 note.>> 2. DEFINITIONS. In this Act, the following definitions apply: (1) Interstate system.--The term ``Interstate System'' has the meaning such term has under section 101 of title 23, United States Code. (2) Secretary.--The term ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Transportation.