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PUBLIC LAW 104-59—NOV. 28, 1995 109 STAT. 623 (B) how resources are being allocated to better address these challenges and enforce such regulations. (c) FEDERAL-STATE PART^fERSHIP. — 23 USC 130 note. (1) STATEMENT OF POLICY.— (A) HAZARDS TO SAFETY. —Certain railroad-highway grade crossings present inherent hazards to the safety of railroad operations and to the safety of persons using those crossings. It is in the public interest— (i) to promote grade crossing safety and reduce risk at high risk railroad-highway grade crossings; and (ii) to reduce the number of grade crossings while maintaining the reasonable mobility of the i^jnerican people and their property, including emergency access. (B) EFFECTIVE PROGRAMS.—^ Effective programs to reduce the number of unneeded and unsafe railroad-highway grade crossings require the partnership of Federal, State, and local officials and agencies, and affected railroads. (C) HIGHWAY PLANNING. —Promotion of a balanced national transportation system requires that highway planning specifically take into consideration grade crossing safety. (2) PARTNERSHIP AND OVERSIGHT. — The Secretary shall encourage each State to make progress toward achievement of the purposes of this subsection. SEC. 352. COLLECTION OF BRIDGE TOLLS. New York. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, tolls collected for motor vehicles on any bridge connecting the boroughs of Brooklyn, New York, and Staten Island, New York, shall continue to be collected for only those vehicles exiting from such bridge in Staten Island. SEC. 353. TRAFFIC CONTROL. (a) SIGNS.— Traffic control signs referred to in the experimental Oregon, project conducted in the State of Oregon in December 1991 shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of section 2B-4 of the Manual on Uniform "^rraffic Control Devices of the Department of Transportation. (b) STRIPES.— Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a Rhode island, red, white, and blue center line in the Main Street of Bristol, Rhode Island, shall be deemed to comply with the requirements of section 3B-1 of the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices of the Department of Transportation. SEC. 354. PUBLIC USE OF REST AREAS. Notwithstanding section 111 of title 23, United States Code, or any project agreement under such section, the Secretary shall permit the conversion of any safety rest area adjacent to Interstate Route 95 within the State of Rhode Island that was closed as of May 1, 1995, to use as a motor vehicle emissions testing facility. At the option of the State, vehicles shall be permitted to enter and exit any such testing facility directly from Interstate Route 95. Rhode Island.