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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 1712

PUBLIC LAW 98-443—OCT. 4, 1984

metrorail system and Dulles International Airport in Virginia. The study shall include, but need not be limited to, a study of the feasibility of heavy rail, light rail, monorail, magnetic levitation systems, and any other appropriate transportation systems. The Secretary shall study the feasibility of each such system with and without intermediate stops. (b) The Secretary shall complete the study required by subsection (a) and transmit the results thereof to Congress not later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act. AIR SERVICE IN THE STATE OF ALASKA 49 USC app. 1389 note. 49 USC app. 1389.

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SEC. 16. (a)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, with respect to air transportation to each of the points in Alaska listed in paragraph (4), essential air transportation for purposes of section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 shall neither be specified at a level of service nor operated with aircraft of lesser seating and cargo capacity than provided for in CAB Order 80-1-167 and its Appendices unless otherwise specified under an agreement between the Department of Transportation and the State of Alaska, after consultation with the community affected. This paragraph shall cease to be in effect on January 1, 1987. (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the total amount of compensation which may be paid under section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 with respect to the points in Alaska listed in paragraph (4) shall not exceed $3,572,778 for each of the fiscal years 1985 and 1986 and shall not exceed $893,195 for service provided during the period beginning October 1, 1986, and ending at the close of December 31, 1986. (3) The Secretary of Transportation shall study the feasibility of providing essential air transportation to each of the points in Alaska listed in paragraph (4) with aircraft having a smaller capacity than that required by paragraph (1), the level of compensation which would be required under section 419 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 for such transportation, and the impact of using such aircraft on the air transportation system in Alaska. The Secretary shall complete such study and submit a report of the results of such study to Congress not later than January 1, 1986.