PUBLIC LAW 100-202—DEC. 22, 1987
101 STAT. 1329-372
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the National Railroad Passenger Corporation shall not operate rail passenger service between Atlantic City, New Jersey, and the Northeast Corridor main line unless the Corporation's Board of Directors determines that revenues from such service have covered or exceeded 80 per centum of the short term avoidable costs of operating such service in the first year of operation and 100 per centum of the short term avoidable operating costs for each year thereafter: Provided further, That none of the funds provided in this or any other Act shall be made available to finance the acquisition and rehabilitation of a line, and construction necessary to facilitate improved rail passenger service, between Spuyten Duyvil, New York, and the main line of the Northeast Corridor unless the Secretary of Transportation certifies that not less than 40 per centum of the costs of such improvements shall be derived from non-Amtrak sources. RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT FINANCING FUNDS
The Secretary of Transportation is authorized to issue to the Secretary of the Treasury notes or other obligations pursuant to section 512 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-210), as amended, in such amounts and at such times as may be necessary to pay any amounts required pursuant to the guarantee of the principal amount of obligations under sections 511 through 513 of such Act, such authority to exist as long as any such guaranteed obligation is outstanding: Provided, That no new loan guarantee commitments shall be made during fiscal year 1988: Provided further. That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Transportation shall sell all securities or promissory notes held by the Department of Transportation under authority of sections 502, 505-507, 509, and 511-513 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (Public Law 94-210), as amended: Provided further. That such securities or promissory notes authorized to be sold in the immediately preceding proviso shall be sold only for amounts greater than or equal to the net present value to the Government of each loan as determined by the Secretary of Transportation in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury: Provided further. That the Secretary of Transportation shall transmit a written certification to the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives for approval before the consummation of each sale certifying that the amount to be realized is equal to or greater than the net present value to the Government of each loan: Provided further. That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, all amounts realized from the sale of notes or securities sold under authority of this section shall be considered as domestic discretionary outlay offsets and not as "gisset sales" or "loan prepayments" as defined by section 257(12) of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985, as amended. SETTLEMENTS OF RAILROAD LITIGATION
For the settlement of promissory notes pursuant to section 210(f) of the Regional Rail Reorganization Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-236), as amended, $38,950,246, to be derived from the proceeds of settlements of railroad litigation, to remain available until expended.