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amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A
Legacy for Users to improve a pilot program on addressing shortages of long-term
parking for commercial motor vehicles, and for other purposes.IN
THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 13, 2011
SCHUMER (for himself and Mrs. GILLIBRAND) introduced the following bill; which
was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works
To amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient
Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to improve a pilot program on addressing
shortages of long-term parking for commercial motor vehicles, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as `Jason's Law'.
2. IMPROVEMENTS TO PILOT PROGRAM ON TRUCK PARKING FACILITIES.
Section 1305 of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity
Act: A Legacy for Users (Public Law 109-59; 23 U.S.C. 137 note) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a), by striking `establish' and inserting `implement';
(A) in paragraph (2), by
adding at the end the following: `A State, metropolitan planning organization,
or local government may partner with a private sector entity if the application
for funding is consistent with eligibility requirements set forth in paragraph
3 of this subsection and consistent with section 111(a) of title 23, United States
(B) in paragraph (3), by adding at the
end the following:
`(H) Maintaining existing
(C) by striking paragraph (4)
and inserting the following:
`(4) AWARD OF FUNDS-
In awarding funds made available to carry out this section, the Secretary shall
consider applications that incorporate one or more of the following factors:
`(A) Address a safety need through development of additional commercial motor
vehicle parking capacity for use in hours-of-service compliance.
`(B) Reduce congestion and improve air quality mitigation through development
of commercial motor vehicle parking capacity.
`(C) Maximize use of existing public or private commercial motor vehicle parking
`(D) Demonstrate a level of consultation
and public support from affected State and local governments, community groups,
private providers of commercial motor vehicle parking, and motorist and trucking
(3) by striking subsection (c)
and inserting the following:
`(c) Annual Survey and Comparative
Assessment of Commercial Motor Vehicle Parking-
Each year the Secretary shall, in consultation with relevant state motor carrier
safety personnel, conduct a survey--
the availability of parking facilities within each of the 50 States and evaluate
the capability of each State to provide adequate parking and rest facilities for
motor carriers engaged in interstate motor carrier service; and
`(B) assessing the volume of motor carrier traffic through the State and develop
a system of metrics to measure the adequacy of parking facilities in each State.
`(2) SURVEY RESULTS- The results of the survey shall be made available to the
public on the Internet website of the Department.'; and
(4) in subsection (d)(1), by striking `this section $6,250,000' and all that follows
through the period at the end and inserting the following: `this section--
`(A) $6,250,000 for each of fiscal years 2006 through 2009; and
`(B) $20,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2010 through 2015.'.