S.326 - Federal Surface Transportation Policy and Planning Act of 2011

A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish national purposes and goals for the Federal surface transportation activities and programs and create a national surface transportation plan. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to establish national purposes and goals for the Federal surface transportation activities and programs and create a national surface transportation plan. as introduced.
  • Short: Federal Surface Transportation Policy and Planning Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Federal Surface Transportation Policy and Planning Act of 2011 - Declares it is U.S. policy to develop a national surface transportation system that advances the national interest and defense, interstate and foreign commerce, the efficient and safe interstate mobility of people and goods, a

Official Summary

Federal Surface Transportation Policy and Planning Act of 2011 - Declares it is U.S. policy to develop a national surface transportation system that advances the national interest and defense, interstate and foreign commerce, the efficient and safe interstate mobility of people and goods, and the protection of the environment. Sets forth certain U.S. policy objectives and goals, including to:
(1) reduce national per capita motor vehicle miles traveled annually;
(2) reduce national surface transportation-generated carbon dioxide levels by 40% by 2030;
(3) reduce national surface transportation (including passenger and freight) delays and congestion at U.S. points of entry;
(4) increase the total usage of public transportation, intercity passenger rail services, and non-motorized transportation; and
(5) ensure adequate transportation of domestic energy supplies. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to:
(1) develop performance criteria and data collections systems to evaluate the effectiveness of federal surface transportation programs;
(2) implement such programs to meet the policy, objectives, goals, and performance criteria established by this Act; and
(3) develop and implement a National Surface Transportation Performance Plan. Authorizes the Secretary to amend the goals established under this Act.

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Organizations Supporting S.326

  • 1Sky
  • Action Committee for Transit
  • Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety
  • American Short Line & Regional Railroad Association
  • Amalgamated Transit Union
  • American Public Health Associtaion
  • ...and 53 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.326

  • American Highway Users Alliance
  • American Trucking Association
  • The Waterfront Coalition
  • U. S. Chamber of Commerce
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • National Industrial Transportation League
  • ...and 3 more. See all.




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