(Added Pub. L. 105–178, title V, § 5104,June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 429; amended Pub. L. 109–59, title V, § 5204(a)(1), (b), (d)(1), (e), (h)(1),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1790, 1792–1794.)
A prior section
, added Pub. L. 90–495
, § 30,Aug. 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 831
, related to Federal reimbursement for highway relocation assistance, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 91–646
, title II, § 220(a)(10),Jan. 2, 1971, 84 Stat. 1903
2005—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 109–59
, § 5204(a)(1), reenacted heading without change and amended text of par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Institute may develop and administer courses in modern developments, techniques, methods, regulations, management, and procedures relating to surface transportation, environmental mitigation and compliance, acquisition of rights-of-way, relocation assistance, engineering, safety, construction, maintenance and operations, contract administration, motor carrier safety activities, inspection, and highway finance.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 109–59
, § 5204(b), reenacted heading without change and amended text of subsec. (b) generally, substituting provisions relating to authority to carry out a local technical assistance program, authority to make grants and enter into cooperative agreements and contracts, and Federal share of the cost of activities carried out by tribal technical assistance centers, consisting of pars. (1) to (3), for provisions relating to authority to carry out a local technical assistance program and authority to make grants and enter into cooperative agreements and contracts, consisting of pars. (1) and (2).
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 109–59
, § 5204(d)(1), added subsec. (d).
Subsecs. (e), (f). Pub. L. 109–59
, § 5204(e), added subsecs. (e) and (f).
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 109–59
, § 5204(h)(1), added subsec. (g).
Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development
Pub. L. 109–59
, title V, § 5504,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1822
, provided that:
“(a) Establishment.—The Secretary [of Transportation] shall establish a Center for Transportation Advancement and Regional Development (referred to in this section as the ‘Center’) to assist, through training, education, and research, in the comprehensive development of small metropolitan and rural regional transportation systems that are responsive to the needs of businesses and local communities.
“(b) Activities.—In carrying out this section, the Center shall—
“(1) provide training, information, and professional resources for small metropolitan and rural regions to pursue innovative strategies to expand the capabilities, capacity, and effectiveness of a region’s transportation network, including activities related to freight projects, transit system upgrades, roadways and bridges, and intermodal transfer facilities and operations;
“(2) assist local officials, rural transportation and economic development planners, officials from State departments of transportation and economic development, business leaders, and other stakeholders in developing public-private partnerships to enhance their transportation systems; and
“(3) promote the leveraging of regional transportation planning with regional economic and business development planning to assure that appropriate transportation systems are created.
“(c) Program Administration.—To carry out this section, the Secretary [of Transportation] shall make a grant to, or enter into a cooperative agreement or contract with the National Association of Development Organizations.
“(1) In general.—Of the amounts made available by section 5101(a)(1) of this Act [119 Stat. 1779
], $625,000 shall be available for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009 to carry out this section.
“(2) Federal share.—The Federal share of the cost of activities carried out in accordance with this subsection shall be 100 percent.”
Transportation Scholarship Opportunities Program
Pub. L. 109–59
, title V, § 5505,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1822
, provided that:
“(a) In General.—
“(1) Establishment of program.—The Secretary [of Transportation] may establish and implement a scholarship program for the purpose of attracting qualified students for transportation-related critical jobs.
“(2) Partnership.—The Secretary may establish the program in partnership with appropriate nongovernmental institutions.
“(b) Participation.—An operating administration of the Department and the Office of Inspector General may participate in the scholarship program.
“(c) Funding.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary [of Transportation] may use funds available to an operating administration or from the Office of Inspector General of the Department for the purpose of carrying out this section.”