Each State may prepare and maintain a State rail plan in accordance with the provisions of this chapter.
(b)Requirements.—The Secretary shall establish the minimum requirements for the preparation and periodic revision of a State rail plan, including that a State shall—
establish or designate a State rail transportation authority to prepare, maintain, coordinate, and administer the plan;
establish or designate a State rail plan approval authority to approve the plan;
submit the State’s approved plan to the Secretary of Transportation for review; and
revise and resubmit a State-approved plan no less frequently than once every 4 years for acceptance by the Secretary.
(Added Pub. L. 110–432, div. B, title III
, § 303(a), Oct. 16, 2008
, 122 Stat. 4948
; amended Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title XI
, § 11315(a)(1), Dec. 4, 2015
, 129 Stat. 1674
2015—Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 114–94 substituted “4 years for acceptance by the Secretary” for “5 years for reapproval by the Secretary”.
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