PUBLIC LAW 93-236-JAN. 2, 1974
(2) Oiie-Iuilf of the sums appropriated pursuant to the authorization of this subsection shall be reserved for allocation to States in the region under subsection (b)(1) of this section. One-half of the sums appropriated pursuant to the authorization of this subsection shall be reserved for distribution by the Secretary under subsection (b)(2) of this section. (j) DEFINITION.—As used in this section, "rail service continuation subsidies" means subsidies calculated in accordance with the provisions of section 205(d)(3) of this Act to cover costs of operating adequate and efficient rail service, including where necessary improvement and maintenance of tracks and related facilities. ACQUISITION AXD MODERNIZATIOX LOANS
SEC. 103. (a) ACQUISITION.—If a State which is eligible for assistance under section 402(c) of this title or a local or regional transportation authority has made an oifer to purchase any I'ail properties of a railroad pursuant to section 304(c)(2)(C) of this Act or other lawful authority, the Secretary is authorized to direct the Association to provide loans to such State or local or regional transportation authority not to exceed 70 per centum of the purchase price: Provided, however, That any recipient of such loan is no longer eligible for a rail service continuation subsidy pursuant to section 402 of this title. (b) MODERNIZATION.—In addition to such acquisition loans, the Secretary is authorized to direct the Association to provide additional assistance not to exceed 70 per centum of the cost of restoring or repairing such rail properties to such condition as will enable safe and efficient rail transportation operations over such rail properties. Such financial assistance may be in the form of a loan or the guarantee of a loan. The Association shall provide such financial assistance as the Secretary may direct under this section and shall adopt regulations describing its procedures for such assistance. With the approval of the Secretary, a State may expend sums received by it under section 402 of this title for acquisition and modernization pursuant to this section. TITLE V—EMPLOYEE PROTECTION DEFINITIONS
49 USC 1, 301.
SEC. 501. As used in this title unless the context otherwise requires— (1) acquiring railroad" means a railroad, except tli« Corporation, which seeks to acquire or has acquired, pursuant to the provisions of this Act, all or a part of the rail properties of one or more of the railroads in reorganization, the Corporation, or a profitable railroad; (2) "employee of a railroad in reorganization" means a person who, on the effective date of a conveyance of rail properties of a railroad in reorganization to the Corporation or to an acquiring railroad, has an employment relationship with either said railroad in reorganization or any carrier (as defined in parts I and II of the Interstate Commerce Act) which is leased, controlled, or operated by the railroad in reorganization except a president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, comptroller, and any other person who performs functions corresponding to those performed by \h& foregoing officers; (3) "protected employee" means any employee of an acquiring railroad adversely affected by a transaction and any employee of a railroad in reorganization Avho on the effective date of this Act have not reached age 65; (4) "class or craft of employees" means a group of emploj'ees, recognized and treated as a unit for purposes of collective bargaining,