Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 2.djvu/186

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108 STAT. 902 PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 § 24104. Authorization of appropriations (a) CAPITAL ACQUISITION AND CORRIDOR DEVELOPMENT.— (1) Not more than $250,000,000 may be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1993, and September 30, 1994, for the benefit of Amtrak to make capital expenditures under chapters 243-247 of this title. (2) In addition to amounts that may be appropriated under section 24909 of this title, not more than the following amounts may be appropriated to the Secretary for the benefit of Amtrak to make capital expenditures under chapter 249 of this title: (A) $220,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1993. (B) $250,000,000 for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1994. (3)(A) Not more than 15 percent of each of the amounts appropriated under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection is available for transportation described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph. (B) Amounts made available under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be used to develop new intercity rail passenger transportation on corridors between cities undergoing significant Population growth and in which the transportation reasonably can e expected to provide travel times comparable with other surface transportation modes. An amount may be expended for the transportation only if a State requests the transportation and the State and Amtrak agree that— (i) Amtrak will pay at least 90 percent of the cost of acquiring rolling stock for the transportation; and (ii) the State will pay at least 90 percent of the cost of improving the right of way, including track structure, signal systems, passenger station facilities, highway and pedestrian grade crossings, and other safety equipment and facilities. (C) Amounts made available under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be used to begin new long distance intercity rail passenger transportation. An amount may be expended for the transportation only if a State requests the transportation and the State and Amtrak agree that— (i) Amtrak will pay at least 75 percent of the cost of acquiring rolling stock for the transportation; and (ii) the State will pay at least 90 percent of the cost of improving the right of way, including track structure, signal systems, passenger station facilities, highway and pedestrian grade crossings, and other safety equipment and facilities. (D) Section 24704 of this title applies to the operating expenses of transportation described in subparagraphs (B) and (C) of this paragraph. (b) OPERATING EXPENSES.— (1) Not more than $381,000,000 may be appropriated to the Secretary for each of the fiscal years ending September 30, 1993, and September 30, 1994, for the benefit of Amtrak for operating expenses. Not more than 5 percent of the amounts appropriated for each fiscal year shall be used to pay operating expenses under section 24704 of this title for transportation in operation on September 30, 1992. (2)(A) Not more than the following amounts may be appropriated to the Secretary for the benefit of Amtrak for operating losses under section 24704 of this title for transportation beginning after September 30, 1992: