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110 STAT. 2962 PUBLIC LAW 104-205—SEPT. 30, 1996 HIGH-SPEED RAIL TRAINSETS AND FACILITIES For the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, $80,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1999, to pursue public/ private partnerships for high-speed rail trainset and maintenance facility financing arrangements. RAILROAD REHABILITATION AND IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM 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 1997. NEXT GENERATION HIGH-SPEED RAIL For necessary expenses for Next Generation High-Speed Rail studies, corridor planning, development, demonstration, and implementation, $24,757,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That funds under this head may be made available for grants to States for high-speed rail corridor design, feasibility studies, environmental analyses, and track and signal improvements. TRUST FUND SHARE OF NEXT GENERATION HIGH-SPEED RAIL (LIQUIDATION OF CONTRACT AUTHORIZATION) (HIGHWAY TRUST FTTND) For grants and payment of obligations incurred in carrying out the provisions of the High-Speed Ground Transportation program as defined in subsections 1036(c) and 1036(d)(1)(B) of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991, including planning and environmental analyses, $2,855,000, to be derived from the Highway Trust Fund and to remain available until expended. ALASKA RAILROAD REHABILITATION To enable the Secretary of Transportation to make grants to the Alaska Railroad, $10,000,000 shall be for capital rehabilitation and improvements benefiting its passenger operations. RHODE ISLAND RAIL DEVELOPMENT For the costs associated with construction of a third track on the Northeast Corridor between Davisville and Central Falls, Rhode Island, with sufficient clearance to accommodate double stack freight cars, $7,000,000 to be matched by the State of* Rhode Island or its designee on a dollar for dollar basis and to remain available Contracts. until expended: Provided, That as a condition of accepting such funds, the Providence and Worcester (P&W) Railroad shall enter