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§ 5337.
State of good repair grants
(a)
Definitions.—
In this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1)
Fixed guideway.—
The term “fixed guideway” means a public transportation facility—
(A) using and occupying a separate right-of-way for the exclusive use of public transportation;
(B) using rail;
(C) using a fixed catenary system;
(D) for a passenger ferry system; or
(E) for a bus rapid transit system.
(2)
State.—
The term “State” means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.
(3)
State of good repair.—
The term “state of good repair” has the meaning given that term by the Secretary, by rule, under section 5326(b).
(4)
Transit asset management plan.—
The term “transit asset management plan” means a plan developed by a recipient of funding under this chapter that—
(A) includes, at a minimum, capital asset inventories and condition assessments, decision support tools, and investment prioritization; and
(B) the recipient certifies that the recipient complies with the rule issued under section 5326(d).
(b)
General Authority.—
(1)
Eligible projects.—
The Secretary may make grants under this section to assist State and local governmental authorities in financing capital projects to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair, including projects to replace and rehabilitate—
(A) rolling stock;
(B) track;
(C) line equipment and structures;
(D) signals and communications;
(E) power equipment and substations;
(F) passenger stations and terminals;
(G) security equipment and systems;
(H) maintenance facilities and equipment;
(I) operational support equipment, including computer hardware and software;
(J) development and implementation of a transit asset management plan; and
(K) other replacement and rehabilitation projects the Secretary determines appropriate.
(2)
Inclusion in plan.—
A recipient shall include a project carried out under paragraph (1) in the transit asset management plan of the recipient upon completion of the plan.
(c)
High Intensity Fixed Guideway State of Good Repair Formula.—
(1)
In general.—
Of the amount authorized or made available under section 5338(a)(2)(K), 97.15 percent shall be apportioned to recipients in accordance with this subsection.
(2)
Area share.—
(A)
In general.—
50 percent of the amount described in paragraph (1) shall be apportioned for fixed guideway systems in accordance with this paragraph.
(B)
Share.—
A recipient shall receive an amount equal to the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the amount the recipient would have received under this section, as in effect for fiscal year 2011, if the amount had been calculated in accordance with the provisions of section 5336(b)(1) and using the definition of the term “fixed guideway” under subsection (a) of this section, as such sections are in effect on the day after the date of enactment of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012, and divided by the total amount apportioned for all areas under this section for fiscal year 2011.
(C)
Recipient.—
For purposes of this paragraph, the term “recipient” means an entity that received funding under this section, as in effect for fiscal year 2011.
(3)
Vehicle revenue miles and directional route miles.—
(A)
In general.—
50 percent of the amount described in paragraph (1) shall be apportioned to recipients in accordance with this paragraph.
(B)
Vehicle revenue miles.—
A recipient in an urbanized area shall receive an amount equal to 60 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the number of fixed guideway vehicle revenue miles attributable to the urbanized area, as established by the Secretary, divided by the total number of all fixed guideway vehicle revenue miles attributable to all urbanized areas.
(C)
Directional route miles.—
A recipient in an urbanized area shall receive an amount equal to 40 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the number of fixed guideway directional route miles attributable to the urbanized area, as established by the Secretary, divided by the total number of all fixed guideway directional route miles attributable to all urbanized areas.
(4)
Limitation.—
(A)
In general.—
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the share of the total amount apportioned under this subsection that is apportioned to an area under this subsection shall not decrease by more than 0.25 percentage points compared to the share apportioned to the area under this subsection in the previous fiscal year.
(B)
Special rule for fiscal year 2013.—
In fiscal year 2013, the share of the total amount apportioned under this subsection that is apportioned to an area under this subsection shall not decrease by more than 0.25 percentage points compared to the share that would have been apportioned to the area under this section, as in effect for fiscal year 2011, if the share had been calculated using the definition of the term “fixed guideway” under subsection (a) of this section, as in effect on the day after the date of enactment of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012.
(5)
Use of funds.—
Amounts made available under this subsection shall be available for the exclusive use of fixed guideway projects.
(6)
Receiving apportionment.—
(A)
In general.—
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), for an area with a fixed guideway system, the amounts provided under this subsection shall be apportioned to the designated recipient for the urbanized area in which the system operates.
(B)
Exception.—
An area described in the amendment made by section 3028(a) of the Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (Public Law 105–178; 112 Stat. 366) shall receive an individual apportionment under this subsection.
(7)
Apportionment requirements.—
For purposes of determining the number of fixed guideway vehicle revenue miles or fixed guideway directional route miles attributable to an urbanized area for a fiscal year under this subsection, only segments of fixed guideway systems placed in revenue service not later than 7 years before the first day of the fiscal year shall be deemed to be attributable to an urbanized area.
(d)
High Intensity Motorbus State of Good Repair.—
(1)
Definition.—
For purposes of this subsection, the term “high intensity motorbus” means public transportation that is provided on a facility with access for other high-occupancy vehicles.
(2)
Apportionment.—
Of the amount authorized or made available under section 5338(a)(2)(K), 2.85 percent shall be apportioned to urbanized areas for high intensity motorbus vehicle state of good repair in accordance with this subsection.
(3)
Vehicle revenue miles and directional route miles.—
(A)
In general.—
The amount described in paragraph (2) shall be apportioned to each area in accordance with this paragraph.
(B)
Vehicle revenue miles.—
Each area shall receive an amount equal to 60 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the number of high intensity motorbus vehicle revenue miles attributable to the area, as established by the Secretary, divided by the total number of all high intensity motorbus vehicle revenue miles attributable to all areas.
(C)
Directional route miles.—
Each area shall receive an amount equal to 40 percent of the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the number of high intensity motorbus directional route miles attributable to the area, as established by the Secretary, divided by the total number of all high intensity motorbus directional route miles attributable to all areas.
(4)
Apportionment requirements.—
For purposes of determining the number of high intensity motorbus vehicle revenue miles or high intensity motorbus directional route miles attributable to an urbanized area for a fiscal year under this subsection, only segments of high intensity motorbus systems placed in revenue service not later than 7 years before the first day of the fiscal year shall be deemed to be attributable to an urbanized area.
(5)
Use of funds.—
Amounts apportioned under this subsection may be used for any project that is an eligible project under subsection (b)(1).
(e)
Government Share of Costs.—
(1)
Capital projects.—
A grant for a capital project under this section shall be for 80 percent of the net project cost of the project. The recipient may provide additional local matching amounts.
(2)
Remaining costs.—
The remainder of the net project cost shall be provided—
(A) in cash from non-Government sources;
(B) from revenues derived from the sale of advertising and concessions; or
(C) from an undistributed cash surplus, a replacement or depreciation cash fund or reserve, or new capital.
(Pub. L. 103–272, § 1(d), July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 844; Pub. L. 103–429, § 6(14), Oct. 31, 1994, 108 Stat. 4379; Pub. L. 102–240, title III, § 3049(b), as added Pub. L. 105–130, § 8, Dec. 1, 1997, 111 Stat. 2559; Pub. L. 105–178, title III, §§ 3028, 3029(b)(12), June 9, 1998, 112 Stat. 366, 373; Pub. L. 105–206, title IX, § 9009(p), July 22, 1998, 112 Stat. 858; Pub. L. 108–88, § 8(b)(2), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1121; Pub. L. 109–59, title III, § 3035(a), Aug. 10, 2005, 119 Stat. 1629; Pub. L. 110–244, title II, § 201(m), June 6, 2008, 122 Stat. 1611; Pub. L. 111–147, title IV, § 435, Mar. 18, 2010, 124 Stat. 89; Pub. L. 111–322, title II, § 2305, Dec. 22, 2010, 124 Stat. 3528; Pub. L. 112–5, title III, § 305, Mar. 4, 2011, 125 Stat. 19; Pub. L. 112–30, title I, § 135, Sept. 16, 2011, 125 Stat. 352; Pub. L. 112–102, title III, § 305, Mar. 30, 2012, 126 Stat. 277; Pub. L. 112–140, title III, § 305, June 29, 2012, 126 Stat. 398; Pub. L. 112–141, div. B, § 20027, div. G, title III, § 113005, July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 723, 985; Pub. L. 114–94, div. A, title III, § 3015, Dec. 4, 2015, 129 Stat. 1478.)