Public Law 110-432/Division B

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==DIVISION B—AMTRAK==

Sec. 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.[edit]

(a) Short Title.—
This division may be cited as the ``Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008´´.
(b) Table of Contents.—
The table of contents for this division is as follows:
Sec. 1. Short Title; Table of Contents.
Sec. 2. Amendment of title 49, United States Code.
Sec. 3. Definition.
TITLE I—AUTHORIZATIONS
Sec. 101. Authorization for Amtrak capital and operating expenses.
Sec. 102. Repayment of long-term debt and capital leases.
Sec. 103. Authorization for the Federal Railroad Administration.
TITLE II—AMTRAK REFORM AND OPERATIONAL IMPROVEMENTS
Sec. 201. National railroad passenger transportation system defined.
Sec. 202. Amtrak board of directors.
Sec. 203. Establishment of improved financial accounting system.
Sec. 204. Development of 5-year financial plan.
Sec. 205. Restructuring long-term debt and capital leases.
Sec. 206. Establishment of grant process.
Sec. 207. Metrics and standards.
Sec. 208. Methodologies for Amtrak route and service planning decisions.
Sec. 209. State-supported routes.
Sec. 210. Long-distance routes.
Sec. 211. Northeast Corridor state-of-good-repair plan.
Sec. 212. Northeast Corridor infrastructure and operations improvements.
Sec. 213. Passenger train performance.
Sec. 214. Alternate passenger rail service pilot program.
Sec. 215. Employee transition assistance.
Sec. 216. Special passenger trains.
Sec. 217. Access to Amtrak equipment and services.
Sec. 218. General Amtrak provisions.
Sec. 219. Study of compliance requirements at existing intercity rail stations.
Sec. 220. Oversight of Amtrak's compliance with accessibility requirements.
Sec. 221. Amtrak management accountability.
Sec. 222. On-board service improvements.
Sec. 223. Incentive pay.
Sec. 224. Passenger rail service studies.
Sec. 225. Report on service delays on certain passenger rail routes.
Sec. 226. Plan for restoration of service.
Sec. 227. Maintenance and repair facility utilization study.
Sec. 228. Sense of the Congress regarding the need to maintain Amtrak as a national passenger rail system.
TITLE III—INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL POLICY
Sec. 301. Capital assistance for intercity passenger rail service.
Sec. 302. Congestion grants.
Sec. 303. State rail plans.
Sec. 304. Tunnel project.
Sec. 305. Next generation corridor train equipment pool.
Sec. 306. Rail cooperative research program.
Sec. 307. Federal rail policy.
TITLE IV—MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS
Sec. 401. Commuter rail mediation.
Sec. 402. Routing efficiency discussions with Amtrak.
Sec. 403. Sense of Congress regarding commuter rail expansion.
Sec. 404. Locomotive biofuel study.
Sec. 405. Study of the use of biobased technologies.
Sec. 406. Cross-border passenger rail service.
Sec. 407. Historic preservation of railroads.
TITLE V—HIGH-SPEED RAIL
Sec. 501. High-speed rail corridor program.
Sec. 502. Additional high-speed rail projects.
TITLE VI—CAPITAL AND PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE PROJECTS FOR WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREA TRANSIT AUTHORITY
Sec. 601. Authorization for capital and preventive maintenance projects for Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.


Sec. 2. Amendment of Title 49, United States Code.[edit]

Except as otherwise specifically provided, whenever in this division an amendment is expressed in terms of an amendment to a section or other provision of law, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of title 49, United States Code.

Sec. 3. Definition.[edit]

In this division, the term ``Secretary´´ means the Secretary of Transportation.