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[119 STAT. 1830]
[119 STAT. 1830]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2005

119 STAT. 1830

PUBLIC LAW 109–59—AUG. 10, 2005 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall make a grant to carry out a demonstration project that uses a thermal imaging inspection system (TIIS) that leverages state-of-the-art thermal imagery technology, integrated with signature recognition software, providing the capability to identify, in real time, faults and failures in tires, brakes and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles. (2) USE OF FUNDS.—Funds shall be used— (A) to employ a TIIS in a field environment, along the Interstate, to further assess the system’s ability to identify faults in tires, brakes, and bearings mounted on commercial motor vehicles; (B) to establish, through statistical analysis, the probability of failure for each component; and (C) to develop and integrate a predictive tool into the TIIS, which identifies an impending tire, brake, or bearing failure and provides the use of a time frame in which this failure may occur. (3) FUNDING.—Of the amounts made available under section 5101(a)(1) of this Act, $2,000,000 in fiscal year 2006 shall be available to carry out this subsection. (b) TRANSPORTATION INJURY RESEARCH.— (1) GRANT.—The Secretary shall make a grant to maintain a center for transportation injury research at the Calspan University of Buffalo Research Center, through the North Campus facility located in Amherst, New York, and affiliated with the State University of New York at Buffalo. (2) RECOUP COSTS.—Notwithstanding current law, Federal regulations, or Office of Management and Budget circulars or guidance, the Center shall be permitted to recoup direct and indirect costs and apply a 7 percent fee to the grant made under this subsection. (3) FUNDING.—Of the amounts made available under section 5101(a)(1) of this Act, $1,250,000 in each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 shall be available to carry out this subsection. (c) TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER GRANT.— (1) GRANT.—The Secretary shall make grants to the Argonne National Laboratory-Advanced Transportation Technology Center for the purpose of conducting transportation research and demonstration projects that would lead to the exchange of research results with the private sector and collaboration with universities at a centralized location conducive for technology transfer. (2) FUNDING.—Of the amounts made available under section 5101(a)(1) of this Act, $4,000,000 in each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 shall be available to carry out this subsection. (d) APPALACHIAN REGIONAL COMMISSION.— (1) GRANT.—The Secretary shall make a grant to the Appalachian Regional Commission to conduct a feasibility study for the creation of a system of inland ports and distribution centers in Appalachia. (2) FUNDING.—Of the amounts made available under section 5101(a)(1) of this Act, $500,000 in fiscal year 2006 shall be available to carry out this subsection. (e) AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT INJURY RESEARCH.—

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