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[121 STAT. 2393]
[121 STAT. 2393]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–161—DEC. 26, 2007

121 STAT. 2393

(Limitation on Obligations) (Highway Trust Fund)’’ in prior appropriations Acts, $12,197,113.60 in unobligated balances are rescinded. SEC. 142. Of the amounts made available under the heading ‘‘National Driver Register (Liquidation of Contract Authorization) (Limitation on Obligations) (Highway Trust Fund)’’ in prior appropriations Acts, $119,914.61 in unobligated balances are rescinded. SEC. 143. Of the amounts made available under the heading ‘‘Highway Traffic Safety Grants (Liquidation of Contract Authorization) (Limitation on Obligations) (Highway Trust Fund)’’ in prior appropriations Acts, $10,528,958 in unobligated balances are rescinded. FEDERAL RAILROAD ADMINISTRATION SAFETY AND OPERATIONS

For necessary expenses of the Federal Railroad Administration, not otherwise provided for, $150,193,499, of which $12,268,890 shall remain available until expended. RAILROAD RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

For necessary expenses for railroad research and development, $35,964,400, to remain available until expended. CAPITAL ASSISTANCE TO STATES—INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE

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To enable the Federal Railroad Administrator to make grants to States for the capital costs of improving existing intercity passenger rail service and providing new intercity passenger rail service, $30,000,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That grants shall be provided to a State only on a reimbursable basis: Provided further, That grants cover no more than 50 percent of the total capital cost of a project selected for funding: Provided further, That no more than 10 percent of funds made available under this program may be used for planning activities that lead directly to the development of a passenger rail corridor investment plan consistent with the requirements established by the Administrator: Provided further, That no later than eight months following enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall establish and publish criteria for project selection, set a deadline for grant applications, and provide a schedule for project selection: Provided further, That to be eligible for this assistance, States must include intercity passenger rail service as an integral part of statewide transportation planning as required under section 135 of title 23, United States Code: Provided further, That to be eligible for capital assistance the specific project must be on the Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan at the time of the application to qualify: Provided further, That the Secretary give priority to capital and planning applications for projects that improve the safety and reliability of intercity passenger trains, involve a commitment by freight railroads to an enforceable on-time performance of passenger trains of 80 percent or greater, involve a commitment by freight railroads of financial resources commensurate with the benefit expected to their operations, improve or extend service on a route that requires little or no Federal assistance for its operations, and involve a

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