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PUBLIC LAW 99-000—MMMM. DD, 1986

100 STAT. 108

PUBLIC LAW 99-272—APR. 7, 1986


(a) AUDITS.—Section 805 of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 644) is amended— (1) in subsection (2)(A) by striking out "shall conduct annually a" in the first sentence and inserting in lieu thereof "may conduct"; and (2) in subsections (2)(A) and (2)(B) by striking "audit" wherever it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "audits". (b) REPEAL OF STUDIES AND REPORTS.—Sections 306(k), 806, 810,

and 811 of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 546(k), 645, 649, and 650) are repealed. (c) EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE.—Title VII of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 621 and 622) is repealed. (d) NORTHEAST CORRIDOR REPORTS.—Section 703(1)(D) of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (45 U.S.C. 853(1)(D)) is repealed. (e) PERFORMANCE EVALUATION CENTER.—(1) Section 305(1) of the

Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 545(1)) is repealed. (2) Section 305(m) of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 545(m)) is amended by striking out "Center" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "Corporation". SEC. 4008. REVENUE-COST RATIO.

Section 404(c)(4)(A) of the Rail Passenger Service Act (45 U.S.C. 564(c)(4)(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: "Commencing in fiscal year 1986, the Corporation shall set a goal of recovering an amount sufficient that the ratio of its revenues, including contributions from States, agencies, and other persons, to costs, excluding capital costs, shall be at least 61 percent.". SEC. 4009. LABOR-RELATED COST SAVINGS.

Amtrak and the representatives of employees of Amtrak shall negotiate changes in existing agreements between such parties that will result in substantial cost savings to Amtrak, and shall report the results of such negotiations to the Congress within six months after the date of enactment of this Act. 45 USC 564 note.


Amtrak shall not, by reason of any provision of this subtitle, including section 4002, reduce the frequency of service on any line on which, as of May 1, 1985, three or fewer trains operated per week. SEC. 4011. EMPLOYMENT VACANCY FILING.

(a) LIABILITY.—Section 704(c) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (45 U.S.C. 797c(c)) is amended— (1) by inserting "(1)" after "VACANCY NOTICES.—"; and (2) by adding at the end a new paragraph as follows: "(2)(A) As soon as the Board becomes aware of any failure on the part of a railroad to comply with paragraph (1), the Board shall issue a warning to such railroad of its potential liability under subparagraph (B). "(B) Any railroad failing to comply with paragraph (1) of this subsection after being warned by the Board under subparagraph (A) shall be liable for a civil penalty in the amount of $500 for each subsequent vacancy with respect to which such railroad has so failed to comply.".