H.R.3019 - Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011

To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider certain factors in evaluating public transportation projects for purposes of making capital investment grants, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend title 49, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Transportation to consider certain factors in evaluating public transportation projects for purposes of making capital investment grants, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011 - Revises project justification criteria the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) must use in approving capital investment grants for new fixed-guideway capital projects under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts and Small Starts programs.

Official Summary

Modernizing Public Transit Act of 2011 - Revises project justification criteria the Secretary of Transportation (DOT) must use in approving capital investment grants for new fixed-guideway capital projects under the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) New Starts and Small Starts programs. Adds to the criteria that must be considered:
(1) the costs and impacts of urban sprawl;
(2) population density, land use, proposed land use, and local development goals along the project corridor and along transit corridors connecting with the project, including bus, bus rapid transit, and rail; and
(3) estimated reductions in transit times for passengers of the existing transit system as the result of the project.

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