PUBLIC LAW 102-240—DEC. 18, 1991 105 STAT. 2159 (2) DIRECTOR.— The Office shall be headed by a Director who shall be appointed by the Secretary not later than 6 months after the date of the enactment of this Act. (3) FUNCTION.— The Director shall be responsible for carrying out the responsibilities of the Secretary described in section 301(3) of title 49, United States Code. (4) INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION DATA BASE.— The Director shall develop, maintain, and disseminate intermodal transportation data through the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The Director shall coordinate the collection of data for the data base with the States and metropolitan planning organizations. The data base shall include— (A) information on the volume of goods and number of people carried in intermodal transportation by relevant classification; (B) information on patterns of movement of goods and people carried in intermodal transportation by relevant classification in terms of origin and destination; and (C) information on public and private investment in intermodal transportation facilities and services. The Director shall make information from the data base available to the public. (5) RESEARCH.—The Director shall be responsible for coordinating Federal research on intermodal transportation in accordance with the plan developed pursuant to section 6009(b) of this Act and for carrying out additional research needs identified by the Director. (6) TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE. —The Director shall provide technical assistance to States and to metropolitan planning organizations for urban areeis having a population of 1,000,000 or more in collecting data relating to intermodal transportation in order to facilitate the collection of such data by such States and metropolitan planning organizations. (7) ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL SUPPORT. —The Director shall provide administrative and clerical support to the Intermodal Transportation Advisory Board. SEC. 5003. MODEL INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION PLANS. (a) GRANTS. —The Secretary shall make grants to States for the purpose of developing model State intermodal transportation plans which are consistent with the policy set forth in section 302(e) of title 49, United States Code. Such model plans shall include systems for collecting data relating to intermodal transportation. (b) DISTRIBUTION.— The Secretary shall award grants to States under this section which represent a variety of geographic regions and transportation needs, patterns, and modes. (c) TRANSMITTAL OF PLANS.— As a condition to receiving a grant under this section, the Secretary shall require that a State provide assurances that the State will transmit to the Secretary a State intermodal transportation plan not later than 18 months after the date of receipt of such grant. (d) AGGREGATE AMOUNT. — The Secretary shall reserve, from amounts deducted under section 104(a) of title 23, United States Code, $3,000,000 for the purpose of making grants under this section. The aggregate amount which a State may receive in grants under this section shall not exceed $500,000. Public information. Grants. 49 USC 301 note.