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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2382

     To amend title 49, United States Code, relating to improving 
                 transportation in the national parks.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 5, 2003

  Mr. Rahall (for himself, Mr. Holt, Mr. Frost, Mr. George Miller of 
  California, Mr. Stark, Ms. McCollum, Mr. Markey, Ms. Jackson-Lee of 
   Texas, and Ms. Bordallo) introduced the following bill; which was 
referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in 
addition to the Committee on Resources, for a period to be subsequently 
   determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such 
 provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend title 49, United States Code, relating to improving 
                 transportation in the national parks.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Transit in Parks Act''.

SEC. 2. ESTABLISHMENT OF TRANSIT IN PARKS PROGRAM.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 53 of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 5315 the following:
``Sec.  5316. Transit in parks
    ``(a) Establishment of Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
        enactment of the Transit in Parks Act, the Secretary of the 
        Interior and the Secretary of Transportation shall enter into a 
        memorandum of understanding to establish a transit in parks 
        program in accordance with the provisions of this section.
            ``(2) Purpose.--The purpose of the program shall be to 
        encourage and promote the development of transportation systems 
        described in section 5301(a) within units of the National Park 
        System to improve visitor mobility and enjoyment, reduce 
        pollution and congestion, and enhance resource protection 
        through the use of transit.
    ``(b) Administration of Program.--The program shall be administered 
by the Secretary of the Interior, in conjunction with the Secretary of 
Transportation.
    ``(c) Contents of Program.--
            ``(1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), the 
        program shall provide for the following:
                    ``(A) Development of transportation plans and 
                programs for units of the National Park System by the 
                Secretary of the Interior instead of a metropolitan 
                planning organization in accordance with sections 
                5303(a) and 5303(b).
                    ``(B) Development of a long-range transportation 
                plan for such units by the Secretary of the Interior 
                instead of a metropolitan planning organization in 
                accordance with section 5303(f).
                    ``(C) The making of contracts and grants by the 
                Secretary of Transportation to the Secretary of the 
                Interior for planning, engineering, design, and 
                evaluation of mass transportation projects in such 
                units, and for technical studies, in accordance with 
                section 5303(g).
                    ``(D) Development and updating of a transportation 
                improvement program for such units, and the selection 
                and carrying out of projects in such units, by the 
                Secretary of the Interior instead of a metropolitan 
                planning organization in accordance with section 5304; 
                except that any transportation improvement program 
                developed under section 204(a) of title 23 for such 
                unit shall be treated as meeting the requirement of 
                this subparagraph until the Secretary of the Interior 
                provides otherwise and the approval required by section 
                5304(a) shall only be the approval of the Secretary of 
                the Interior.
                    ``(E) The making of grants by the Secretary of 
                Transportation to the Secretary of the Interior for 
                capital projects by financing the planning and 
                improvement costs of equipment, facilities, and 
                associated capital maintenance in mass transportation 
                for such units in accordance with subsections (a), (b), 
                (c), and (d) of section 5307; except that the Secretary 
                of the Interior shall serve as the designated recipient 
                for the purposes of subsection (a)(2) of such section.
                    ``(F) The making of grants by the Secretary of 
                Transportation to the Secretary of the Interior for 
                capital investment as described in subsection (a) of 
                section 5309 in accordance with subsections (a), (d), 
                and (e) of such section, (other than subsections 
                (e)(1)(C) and (e)(4), relating to local financial 
                commitment).
                    ``(G) Projects for bicycle access in accordance 
                with the first sentence of section 5319.
                    ``(H) The making of contracts and grants by the 
                Secretary of Transportation to the Secretary of the 
                Interior for crime prevention and security in 
                accordance with section 5321.
                    ``(I) The making of contracts and grants by the 
                Secretary of Transportation to the Secretary of the 
                Interior for human resources programs in accordance 
                with section 5322.
                    ``(J) Grants under the program may be used to pay 
                the operating cost of equipment and facilities used in 
                mass transportation for such units.
                    ``(K) Projects for which grants may be made under 
                the program may include turnkey system projects under 
                section 5326.
                    ``(L) Labor protection in accordance with section 
                5333.
            ``(2) Exceptions.--The memorandum of understanding entered 
        into under subsection (a) shall limit or modify the 
        applicability of the provisions referred to in paragraph (1) to 
        the program to the extent necessary to carry out the objectives 
        of this section and to be compatible with the laws and 
        regulations governing units of the National Park System.
    ``(b) Federal Share.--The Federal share of the cost of any project 
or activity carried out under this section shall be 100 percent.
    ``(c) Mass Transportation Defined.--In this section and for 
purposes of the program carried out under this section, the term `mass 
transportation' means transportation by a conveyance that provides 
regular and continuing general or special transportation to the public, 
but does not include school bus or charter transportation.
    ``(d) Limitation on Applicability.--Except as otherwise provided in 
this section, the other provisions of this chapter (other than sections 
5302 and 5338) shall not apply to this section and the program carried 
out under this section.
    ``(e) Savings Clause.--Nothing in this section shall be construed 
as superseding, amending, modifying or repealing any provision of law 
applicable to units of the National Park System.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendments.--The analysis for such chapter is 
amended by inserting after the item relating to section 5315 the 
following:

``5316. Transit in parks.''.

SEC. 3. FUNDING.

    (a) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 5338 of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(j) Transit in Parks.--There shall be available from the Mass 
Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund $90,000,000 for each of 
fiscal years 2004 through 2010 to carry out section 5316.''.
    (b) Contract Authority.--Section 5338(g)(1) of such title is 
amended by striking ``or (f)(2)(A)'' and inserting ``(f)(2)(A), or 
(j)''.
    (c) Period of Availability.--Section 5338(i) of such title is 
amended--
            (1) by striking the 1st comma; and
            (2) by striking the 2nd comma and inserting ``and 
        subsection (j)''.
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