(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(d),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 800; Pub. L. 105–178, title III, § 3008(a), (c),June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 105–206, title IX, § 9009(f),July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 855; Pub. L. 109–59, title III, § 3010(a),Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1572.)
Historical and Revision Notes
| Revised Section
|| Source (U.S. Code)
|| Source (Statutes at Large)
||49 App.:1607a–2(b) (words before “and shall be subject to”).
||July 9, 1964, Pub. L. 88–365, 78 Stat. 302, § 9B(a), (b); added Apr. 2, 1987, Pub. L. 100–17, § 313, 101 Stat. 229.
||49 App.:1607a–2(b) (words after “maintenance items)”).
In subsection (a), the words “The Secretary of Transportation may make” are added for clarity and consistency in this chapter. The words “the purpose of” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b)(1), the cross-reference to 49 App.:1617(b) and (c) is corrected because it no longer is correct because of the restatement of 49 App.:1617 by section 3025 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (Public Law 102–240, 105 Stat. 2112
), restated as section 5338 of the revised title.
In subsection (b)(2), the words “the limitations contained in” and “applicable to such projects” are omitted as surplus.
2005—Pub. L. 109–59
substituted “grant program” for “formula grant program” in section catchline and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text consisted of subsecs. (a) to (g) relating to definitions, authority of Secretary, application for grants, apportionment of funds, additional requirements, and availability of funds.
1998—Pub. L. 105–178
, § 3008(a), amended section catchline and text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows:
“(a) General Authority.—The Secretary of Transportation may make grants under this section to be used only for capital projects (including capital maintenance items).
“(b) Application of Other Sections.—(1) Sections
–(d), (h)–(l), and (n) and 5336(a)–(c), (f), (g), and (j) of this title apply to amounts made available under section
of this title to carry out this section.
of this title apply to grants under this section.”
Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 105–178
, § 3008(c), as added by Pub. L. 105–206
, substituted “35 percent” for “$50,000,000”.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment
Title IX of Pub. L. 105–206
effective simultaneously with enactment of Pub. L. 105–178
and to be treated as included in Pub. L. 105–178
at time of enactment, and provisions of Pub. L. 105–178
, as in effect on day before July 22, 1998, that are amended by title IX of Pub. L. 105–206
to be treated as not enacted, see section 9016 ofPub. L. 105–206
, set out as a note under section
National Fuel Cell Bus Technology Development Program
Pub. L. 109–59
, title III, § 3045,Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1705
, provided that:
“(a) Establishment.—The Secretary [of Transportation] shall establish a national fuel cell bus technology development program (in this section referred to as the ‘program’) to facilitate the development of commercially viable fuel cell bus technology and related infrastructure.
“(b) General Authority.—The Secretary may enter into grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements with no more than 3 geographically diverse nonprofit organizations and recipients under chapter
, United States Code, to conduct fuel cell bus technology and infrastructure projects under the program.
“(c) Grant Criteria.—In selecting applicants for grants under the program, the Secretary shall consider the applicant’s—
“(1) ability to contribute significantly to furthering fuel cell technology as it relates to transit bus operations, including hydrogen production, energy storage, fuel cell technologies, vehicle systems integration, and power electronics technologies;
“(2) financing plan and cost share potential;
“(3) fuel cell technology to ensure that the program advances different fuel cell technologies, including hydrogen-fueled and methanol-powered liquid-fueled fuel cell technologies, that may be viable for public transportation systems; and
“(4) other criteria that the Secretary determines are necessary to carry out the program.
“(d) Competitive Grant Selection.—The Secretary shall conduct a national solicitation for applications for grants under the program. Grant recipients shall be selected on a competitive basis. The Secretary shall give priority consideration to applicants that have successfully managed advanced transportation technology projects, including projects related to hydrogen and fuel cell public transportation operations for a period of not less than 5 years.
“(e) Federal Share.—The Federal share of costs of the program shall be provided from funds made available to carry out this section. The Federal share of the cost of a project carried out under the program shall not exceed 50 percent of such cost.
“(f) Grant Requirements.—A grant under this section shall be subject to—
“(1) all terms and conditions applicable to a grant made under section
, United States Code; and
“(2) such other terms and conditions as are determined by the Secretary.”
Clean Fuel Vehicles
Pub. L. 105–178
, title III, § 3036,June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 387
, provided that:
“(a) Study.—The Comptroller General shall conduct a study of the various low and zero emission fuel technologies for transit vehicles, including compressed natural gas, liquefied natural gas, biodiesel fuel, battery, alcohol based fuel, hybrid electric, fuel cell, and clean diesel to determine—
“(1) the status of the development and use of such technologies;
“(2) the environmental benefits of such technologies under the Clean Air Act [42
et seq.]; and
“(3) the cost of such technologies and any associated equipment.
“(b) Report.—Not later than January 1, 2000, the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate a report on the results of the study, together with recommendations for incentives to encourage the use of low and zero emission fuel technology for transit vehicles.”