Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 2.djvu/76

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108 STAT. 792 PUBLIC LAW 103-272—JULY 5, 1994 (1) studies related to management, operations, capital requirements, and economic feasibility; (2) evaluating previously financed projects; and (3) other similar and related activities preliminary to and in preparation for constructing, acquiring, or improving the operation of facilities and equipment. (h) BALANCED AND COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING. —(1) To the extent practicable, the Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that amounts made available under section 5338(g)(1) of this title to carry out this section and sections 5304-5306 of this title are used to support balanced and comprehensive transportation planning that considers the relationships among land use and all transportation modes, without regard to the programmatic source of the planning amounts. (2)(A) The Secretary of Transportation shall apportion 80 percent of the amount made available under section 5338(g)(1) of this title to States in a ratio equal to the population in urbanized areas in each State divided by the total population in urbanized areas in all States, as shown by the latest available decennial census. A State may not receive less than.5 percent of the amount apportioned under this subparagraph. (B) Amounts apportioned to a State under subparagraph (A) of this paragraph shall be allocated to metropolitan planning organizations in the State designated under this section under a formula— (i) the State develops in cooperation with the metropolitan planning organizations; (ii) the Secretary of Transportation approves; and (iii) that considers population in urbanized areas and provides an appropriate distribution for urbanized areas to carry out the cooperative processes described in this section. (C) A State shall make amounts available promptly to eligible metropolitan planning organizations according to procedures the Secretary of Transportation approves. (3)(A) The Secretary of Transportation shall apportion 20 percent of the amount made available under section 5338(g)(1) of this title to States to supplement allocations made under paragraph (2)(B) of this subsection for metropolitan planning organizations. (B) Amounts under this paragraph shall be allocated under a formula that reflects the additional cost of carrying out planning, programming, and project selection responsibilities under this section and sections 5304-5306 of this title in those areas. (4) To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary of Transportation shall ensure that no metropolitan planning organization is allocated less than the amount it received by administrative formula under this section in the fiscal year that ended September 30, 1991. To carry out this subsection, the Secretary may make a proportionate reduction in other amounts made available to carry out section 5338(g)( 1) of this title. (5) Amounts available for an activity under this subsection are for 80 percent of the cost of the activity unless the Secretary of Transportation decides it is in the interests of the Government not to require a State or local match. (6) An amount apportioned under this subsection— (A) remains available for 3 years after the fiscal year in which the amount is apportioned, and