US SB1852 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)
Status: Introduced on May 26 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-05-26 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Pending: Senate Commerce, Science, And Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Directs the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish an intercity passenger rail service investment program to promote high-performance rail transportation options. DOT may award competitive grants under the program to finance capital projects for high-performance rail, including grants awarded in installments for projects lasting longer than one year. In awarding grants, DOT must select high-performance rail projects (1) that are anticipated to result in significant improvements to intercity rail passenger service, (2) for which there is a high degree of confidence that the proposed projects are feasible and will result in the anticipated benefits, and (3) for which the level of the anticipated benefits compares favorably to the amount of federal funding requested. The federal share of the cost of a capital project shall not exceed 90% of the project's net capital cost.

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BRAIN TRAIN Act Building Rail Across Intercity Networks To Ride Around Interior of the Nation Act



2021-05-26SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB4474 (Same As) 2021-07-17 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.


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