49 U.S.C. § 5337 - State of good repair grants

Cite as49 U.S.C. § 5337

(a) DEFINITIONS.-In this section, the following definitions shall apply:

(1) FIXED GUIDEWAY.-The term "fixed guideway" means a public transportation facility-

(A) using and occupying a separate right-of-way for the exclusive use of public transportation;

(B) using rail;

(C) using a fixed catenary system;

(D) for a passenger ferry system; or

(E) for a bus rapid transit system.

(2) STATE.-The term "State" means the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico.

(3) STATE OF GOOD REPAIR.-The term "state of good repair" has the meaning given that term by the Secretary, by rule, under section 5326(b).

(4) TRANSIT ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN.-The term "transit asset management plan" means a plan developed by a recipient of funding under this chapter that-

(A) includes, at a minimum, capital asset inventories and condition assessments, decision support tools, and investment prioritization; and

(B) the recipient certifies that the recipient complies with the rule issued under section 5326(d).


(1) ELIGIBLE PROJECTS.-The Secretary may make grants under this section to assist State and local governmental authorities in financing capital projects to maintain public transportation systems in a state of good repair, including projects to replace and rehabilitate-

(A) rolling stock;

(B) track;

(C) line equipment and structures;

(D) signals and communications;

(E) power equipment and substations;

(F) passenger stations and terminals;

(G) security equipment and systems;

(H) maintenance facilities and equipment;

(I) operational support equipment, including computer hardware and software;

(J) development and implementation of a transit asset management plan; and

(K) other replacement and rehabilitation projects the Secretary determines appropriate.

(2) INCLUSION IN PLAN.-A recipient shall include a project carried out under paragraph (1) in the transit asset management plan of the recipient upon completion of the plan.


(1) IN GENERAL.-Of the amount authorized or made available under section 5338(a)(2)(K), 97.15 percent shall be apportioned to recipients in accordance with this subsection.


(A) IN GENERAL.-50 percent of the amount described in paragraph (1) shall be apportioned for fixed guideway systems in accordance with this paragraph.

(B) SHARE.-A recipient shall receive an amount equal to the amount described in subparagraph (A), multiplied by the amount the recipient would have received under this section, as in effect for fiscal year 2011, if the amount had been calculated in accordance with the provisions of section 5336(b)(1) and using the definition of the term "fixed guideway" under subsection (a) of this section, as such sections are in effect on the day after the date of enactment of the Federal Public Transportation Act of 2012, and divided by the total amount apportioned for all areas under this section for fiscal year 2011.

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