PUBLIC LAW 97-468—JAN. 14, 1983
96 STAT. 2549
from Landlith, Delaware, to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; track improvements including high speed surfacing, ballast cleaning, and associated equipment repair and material distribution; rehabilitation of interlockings between Washington, District of Columbia, and New York, New York; painting of Connecticut River, Groton, and Pelham Bay bridges; additional catenary renewal and power supply upgrading between Washington, District of Columbia, and New York, New York; rehabilitation of structural, electrical, and mechanical systems at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and installation of evacuation and fire protection facilities in tunnels at New York, New York;". (3) Section 704(a) is amended by adding at the end thereof the 45 USC 854. following new sentences: "Funds are authorized to be appropriated under this section in excess of limitations imposed under the preceding sentence with respect to a fiscal year, or for fiscal years after the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, to the extent that the amount appropriated under the authority of this section for any previous fiscal year is less than the limitation under such sentence with respect to such previous fiscal year. The Secretary shall expend or reserve for expenditure funds from the yearly appropriations under this section for the fiscal years ending September 30, 1983, September 30, 1984, and September 30, 1985, first (A) if the National Railroad Passenger Corporation receives the notification referred to in paragraph (1)(B) of this subsection, for the purposes under such paragraph; and (B) in the amount of $62,000,000 for track improvements with respect to the Southwest corridor project in Boston, Massachusetts, less any amounts obligated for such purpose from yearly appropriations for any fiscal year ending before October 1, 1982. The amount so expended or reserved for expenditure for the purposes of paragraph (1)(B) of this subsection for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983 shall be $10,000,000.". (4) Section 704(b) is amended— (A) by striking "LIMITATION.—" and inserting in lieu thereof "LIMITATIONS.—(1)"; and (B) by adding at the end thereof the following: "(2)(A) The projects for which funds are authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a)(1)(C) of this section shall be a part of the Northeast Corridor improvement project, and the goals of this title shall not be considered to be fulfilled until such projects are completed. Such projects shall not be undertaken or viewed as a substitute for any improvements specified in the document entitled Corridor Master Plan II, NECIP Restructured Program, dated January 1982, prepared for the United States Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration, Northeast Corridor Improvement Project, in cooperation with the Federal Railroad Administration and the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak), by DeLeuw, Cather/Parsons, NECIP architect/engineer. "(B) For purposes of implementing the improvements and reha- Deferrals. bilitation described in subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section, the Secretary may defer projects identified in the document referred to in subparagraph (A) of this paragraph. The aggregate cost of such projects as the Secretary may so defer shall not be substantially greater than the amount the Secretary is required to expend or reserve for expenditure for purposes of subsection (a)(1)(B) of this section.".