(a) In General.—Each State rail plan shall, at a minimum, contain the following:
A review of all rail lines within the State, including proposed high-speed rail corridors and significant rail line segments not currently in service.
A general analysis of rail’s transportation, economic, and environmental impacts in the State, including congestion mitigation, trade and economic development, air quality, land-use, energy-use, and community impacts.
A long-range rail investment program for current and future freight and passenger infrastructure in the State that meets the requirements of subsection (b).
An identification of rail infrastructure issues within the State that reflects consultation with all relevant stakeholders.
A review of publicly funded projects within the State to improve rail transportation safety and security, including all major projects funded under section 130 of title 23.
A performance evaluation of passenger rail services operating in the State, including possible improvements in those services, and a description of strategies to achieve those improvements.
(b) Long-Range Service and Investment Program.—
(1) Program content.—A long-range rail investment program included in a State rail plan under subsection (a)(5) shall, at a minimum, include the following matters:
A list of any rail capital projects expected to be undertaken or supported in whole or in part by the State.
(2) Project list content.—The list of rail capital projects shall contain—
a description of the anticipated public and private benefits of each such project; and
(B) a statement of the correlation between—
the public benefits.
(3) Considerations for project list.—In preparing the list of freight and intercity passenger rail capital projects, a State rail transportation authority should take into consideration the following matters:
Contributions made by non-Federal and non-State sources through user fees, matching funds, or other private capital involvement.
(Added Pub. L. 110–432, div. B, title III, § 303(a), Oct. 16, 2008, 122 Stat. 4949; amended Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title XI, § 11315(a)(2), Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1674.)