Public Law 110-56

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    110TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
    1ST SESSION


    An Act

    To authorize additional funds for emergency repairs and reconstruction of the Interstate I-35 bridge located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that collapsed on August 1, 2007, to waive the $100,000,000 limitation on emergency relief funds for those emergency repairs and reconstruction, and for other purposes.


    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,


    SECTION 1. ADDITIONAL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDING.[edit]

    (a) In General.—
    The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to carry out a project for the repair and reconstruction of the Interstate I-35W bridge located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that collapsed on August 1, 2007.
    (b) Federal Share.—
    The Federal share of the cost of the project carried out under this section shall be 100 percent.
    (c) Authorization of Appropriations.—
    There is authorized to be appropriated $250,000,000 to carry out this section. Such sums shall remain available until expended.

    SEC. 2. WAIVER OF EMERGENCY RELIEF LIMITATION.[edit]

    The limitation contained in section 125(d)(1) of title 23, United States Code, of $100,000,000 shall not apply to expenditures under section 125 of such title for the repair or reconstruction of the Interstate I-35W bridge located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that collapsed on August 1, 2007.

    SEC. 3. EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR TRANSIT AND TRAVEL INFORMATION SERVICES.[edit]

    Section 1112 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (119 Stat. 1171) is amended—
    (1) by inserting ``(a) In General.—” before ``There”; and
    (2) by adding at the end the following:
    ``(b) Minnesota.—
    ``(1) In general.—Notwithstanding any provision of chapter 1 of title 23, United States Code, the Secretary may—
    ``(A) use funds authorized to carry out the emergency relief program under section 125 of such title for the repair and reconstruction of the Interstate I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that collapsed on August 1, 2007; and
    ``(B) use not to exceed $5,000,000 of the funds made available for fiscal year 2007 for Federal Transit Administration Discretionary Programs, Bus and Bus Facilities (without any local matching funds requirement) for operating expenses of the Minnesota State department of transportation for actual and necessary costs of maintenance and operation, less the amount of fares earned, which are provided by the Metropolitan Council of Minnesota) as a temporary substitute for highway traffic service following the collapse of the Interstate I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 1, 2007, until highway traffic service is restored on such bridge.
    ``(2) Federal share.—The Federal share of the cost of activities reimbursed under this subsection shall be 100 percent.”.


    Approved August 6, 2007.

    Legislative History[edit]

    • H.R. 3311
    • CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 153 (2007):
      • Aug. 3, considered and passed House. Considered and passed Senate, amended
      • Aug. 4, House concurred in Senate amendment.