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S 837

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 837

To amend title 23, United States Code, to remove privatized highway miles as a factor in apportioning highway funding.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 14, 2011

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


A BILL

To amend title 23, United States Code, to remove privatized highway miles as a factor in apportioning highway funding.

    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 `Transportation Equity for All Americans Act'.

SEC. 2. REMOVAL OF PRIVATIZED HIGHWAY MILES.

    (a) In General- Section 104(b) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

      `(6) PRIVATIZED HIGHWAY MILES-

        `(A) DEFINITION OF PRIVATIZED HIGHWAY- In this paragraph, the term `privatized highway' means a highway subject to an agreement giving a private entity--

          `(i) control over the operation of the highway; and

          `(ii) ownership over the toll revenues collected from the operation of the highway.

        `(B) EXCLUSION- For the purposes of paragraphs (1), (3), and (4), the lane miles and vehicle miles traveled on a privatized highway that is otherwise an included highway shall be excluded from consideration as factors in the formula for apportionment of funds under this title.'.

    (b) Equity Bonus- Section 105 of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    `(g) Privatized Highways- Calculations under this section shall be made without taking into account the exclusion under section 104(b)(6) of certain lane miles and vehicle miles traveled from consideration as factors in the formula for apportionment of funds pursuant to this title.'.

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