S 1187

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 1187

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.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 13, 2011

Mr. SCHUMER (for himself and Mrs. GILLIBRAND) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works


A BILL

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,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as `Jason's Law'.

SEC. 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';

      (2) in subsection (b)--

        (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 Code.';

        (B) in paragraph (3), by adding at the end the following:

        `(H) Maintaining existing facilities.';

        (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 capacity.

        `(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 organizations.';

      (3) by striking subsection (c) and inserting the following:

    `(c) Annual Survey and Comparative Assessment of Commercial Motor Vehicle Parking-

      `(1) SURVEY- Each year the Secretary shall, in consultation with relevant state motor carrier safety personnel, conduct a survey--

        `(A) regarding 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.'.

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