49 U.S. Code § 305 - Transportation investment standards and criteria
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(a) Subject to sections 301–304  of this title, the Secretary of Transportation shall develop standards and criteria to formulate and economically evaluate all proposals for investing amounts of the United States Government in transportation facilities and equipment. Based on experience, the Secretary shall revise the standards and criteria. When approved by Congress, the Secretary shall prescribe standards and criteria developed or revised under this subsection. This subsection does not apply to—
(1) the acquisition of transportation facilities or equipment by a department, agency, or instrumentality of the Government to provide transportation for its use;
(3) defense features included at the direction of the Department of Defense in designing and constructing civil air, sea, or land transportation;
(b) A department, agency, or instrumentality of the Government preparing a survey, plan, or report that includes a proposal about which the Secretary has prescribed standards and criteria under subsection (a) of this section shall—
(1) prepare the survey, plan, or report under those standards and criteria and on the basis of information provided by the Secretary on the—
(2) coordinate the survey, plan, or report—
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Source(Pub. L. 97–449, § 1(b),Jan. 12, 1983, 96 Stat. 2420.)
|Revised Section||Source (U.S. Code)||Source (Statutes at Large)|
|305(a)||49:1656(a) (less next-to-last par.).||Oct. 15, 1966, Pub. L. 89–670, § 7 (less (a) next-to-last par.), 80 Stat. 941.|
|305(b)||49:1656 (less (a)).|
In subsection (a), before clause (1), the words “consistent with national transportation policies” after “develop standards and criteria” are omitted as unnecessary because of section 302 of the revised title. The words “Based on experience” are substituted for “in the light of experience”, and the words “shall prescribe” are substituted for “be promulgated by the”, to conform to other sections of the revised title. The words “from time to time” after “shall revise” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “This subsection does not apply to” are substituted for “except such proposals as are concerned with” for clarity. In clause (1), the words “a department, agency, or instrumentality of the Government” are substituted for “Federal agencies” for clarity and consistency. Similar conforming changes are made throughout the section. The word “services” after “provide transportation” is omitted as unnecessary. In clause (2), the words “48 contiguous States” are substituted for “contiguous United States” for clarity.
The text of 49:1656(a) (last par.) that provided that the Secretary of Transportation was a member of the Water Resources Council on matters pertaining to navigation features of water resource projects is omitted as superseded because 42:1962(a) gave the Secretary membership on the Council without limitation.
In subsection (b)(2), the words “unit of” before “governments” are omitted as surplus. In clause (3), the word “thereafter” after “send” is omitted as surplus.
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