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Amendments to H.R. 749 - Passenger Rail Reform and Investment Act of 2015

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Washington, March 3, 2015 | comments
McNerney (D-CA) – Amendment No. 1 – Ensures that socially and economically disadvantaged businesses request for proposals are considered for station development opportunities under Section 208 of the bill.
Adopted Voice Y N
Fitzpatrick (R-PA) –Amendment No. 2 – Adds veteran-owned small businesses to the participation study required under Section 305.
Adopted Voice Y N
Mica (R-FL) –Amendment No. 3 – Requires the Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Operations Advisory Commission, in consultation with Amtrak and within 180 days of the bill’s enactment, to submit a report to Congress that analyzes the implementation of non-stop, high-speed express passenger rail service between Washington, DC and Boston, Massachusetts.
Adopted Voice Y N
Brownley (D-CA) –Amendment No. 4 – Requires each state to develop a grade crossing action plan, identifying specific solutions for improving safety at crossings, including highway-rail grade crossing closures or grade separations; and focuses on crossings that have experienced recent grade crossing accidents or multiple accidents, or are at high risk for accidents.
Adopted Voice Y N
Perlmutter (D-CO) –Amendment No. 5 – Requires the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to submit to Congress a report evaluating the effectiveness of the Federal Railroad Administration's (FRA) 2005 rule on the use of locomotive horns at rail crossings.
Adopted Voice Y N
McClintock (R-CA)
–Amendment No. 6 – Eliminates all Federal assistance for Amtrak.  

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Lipinski (D-IL)
–Amendment No. 7 – Amendment clarifies that passengers using or transporting non-motorized transportation are to be considered in the Amtrak Office of Inspector General's report on boarding procedures in Section 211.
Adopted Voice Y N

 
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