Summary: H.R.2 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Conference report filed in House (03/17/1987)

(Conference report filed in House, H. Rept. 100-27)

Surface Transportation and Uniform Relocation Assistance Act of 1987 - Title I: Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1987 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (the Secretary) to: (1) apportion for FY 1988 specified sums for expenditure on the National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, using specified apportionment factors; and (2) submit to the Congress at specified dates a revised cost estimate for completing the Interstate System, and to use the Federal share of congressionally approved estimates through FY 1993. Sets forth guidelines under which the Secretary is directed to make apportionments if the Congress has not approved cost estimates on October 1, of each of each of fiscal years 1988 through 1991. Sets forth minimum apportionments for the States for any fiscal year beginning FY 1988 (including the State of Alaska).

Directs the Secretary to apportion for FY 1987 specified sums for expenditure on substitute highway and transit projects, using certain apportionment factors.

Authorizes appropriations out of the Highway Trust Fund for FY 1983 through 1991 for highway assistance projects, and sets forth apportionment guidelines for such expenditures. Authorizes appropriations from specified funds provided in the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to liquidate obligations incurred for certain substitute transit projects.

Sets forth apportionment guidelines for substitute transit projects for FY 1984 through 1991. Prohibits the Secretary from obligating certain allocations or apportionments to a State unless such State has repaid the Federal funds expended to purchase the right-of-way for any withdrawn portions, or the Secretary has determined that repayment is not required because the right of-way has been applied to the prescribed purposes.

Eliminates the deadline for having substitute projects under construction or under contract for construction.

Requires the Secretary to include as part of the non-Federal share of the construction cost of a specified highway segment in Washington County, Oregon, all funds expended by private land developers after January 1, 1980, if the State completes construction of such segment.

Amends the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 to authorize appropriations for Interstate construction for FY 1988 through 1993. Sets forth obligation ceilings, with specified exceptions, for Federal-aid highways and highway safety construction programs. Authorizes appropriations out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) for FY 1987 through 1992 for: (1) the Interstate 4R (rehabilitation) program; (2) the Federal-Aid Primary System; (3) the Federal-Aid Secondary System; (4) the Federal-Aid Urban System; (5) bridge replacement and rehabilitation; (6) hazard elimination projects; (7) Indian reservation roads; (8) forest highways; (9) public lands highways; (10) parkways and park highways; (11) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) highway safety programs; (12) FHWA highway safety research and development; and (13) the elimination of railway-highway crossings on public roads.

Authorizes appropriations for the upgrading of certain highways in the vicinity of the Waste Isolation Pilot Project (a nuclear waste storage repository in New Mexico).

Requires States to expend a minimum of ten percent of Federal-aid highway contracts with small businesses owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Prescribes guidelines for a disadvantaged business enterprise program.

Amends the Highway Improvement Act of 1982 to extend the (1) authorization for the Federal-aid primary formula from 1986 to 1991. Amends the statutory definition of: (1) construction to include the elimination of roadside obstacles; and (2) "highway safety improvement project" to include the installation or replacement of emergency motorist-aid call boxes. Outlines conditions under which States are permitted to place certain vending machines in safety, rest and recreation areas. Authorizes the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to construct a State Police Barracks on certain State-owned property.

Authorizes the Secretary to waive competitive bidding on a reconstruction contract in an emergency situation. Mandates that procurement of engineering and design services for Federal-aid highway projects conform to the requirements of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949. Directs the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations establishing and requiring a standardized contract clause in all Federal-aid highway contracts.

Permits the use of convict labor and convict-produced materials in highway construction on Federal-aid system: (1) if such convicts are on supervised release; or (2) if the materials are produced by convicts in a qualified prison facility, but the amount of materials produced in any 12-month period does not exceed the amount previously produced in such facility during the 12-month period ending July 1, 1987.

Amends Federal law relating to construction by States in advance of apportionment to authorize the Secretary to pay the Federal share of a State's highway construction costs when a State: (1) has obligated all highway substitute, urban, secondary, or bridge funds apportioned or allocated to it; (2) has used or demonstrated that it will use the obligation authority allocated to it; and (3) proceeds to construct a highway substitute, urban, secondary, or bridge project without the aid of Federal funds; or (4) proceeds to construct any project on the Federal-aid primary system including the Interstate System without the aid of Federal funds.

Provides that the Federal share of a State's construction costs shall include the interest earned and payable on bonds issued by the State only to the extent that the bond proceeds have been expended in the construction of such projects on the Interstate System. (Currently, such Federal share provision applies to any State highway Federal aid project.)

Prohibits the Secretary from approving applications for the Federal share of construction costs if the amount of approved applications in the category of funds involved exceeds certain apportionments for the applicant State. Extends the use of advance construction to Metropolitan planning projects, planning and research projects, hazard elimination projects, and projects for the elimination of hazards at railroad-highway projects crossings.

Sets forth apportionment and obligation guidelines for Interstate discretionary funds and projects. Revises the priority projects under the Interstate discretionary program. Requires the Secretary to: (1) set aside specified sums for the Interstate discretionary rehabilitation program; and (2) give priority consideration to projects costing more than $10,000,000 on high-volume urban routes, or on high truck-volume rural routes.

Authorizes the value of unused rights-of-way in the State of Arizona to be credited to the unobligated balance of funds apportioned to such State.

States that funds made available to the State of Alaska and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico may be expended for access and development roads on a Federal-aid system.

Revises apportionment guidelines with respect to the Secretary's authority to transfer to the apportionments of a State any amount of funds apportioned for any fiscal year if such amount does not exceed the Federal share of the construction costs of Interstate System segments open to traffic (other than high occupancy vehicle lanes) included in the most recent Interstate system cost estimate.

Revises Federal law authorizing the Secretary to approve a project on a toll road pursuant to such apportionment transfers if an agreement has been reached with the affected State highway department (and each public authority with jurisdiction over such toll road) that the road will become free to the public upon the collection of tolls sufficient to liquidate the toll road costs and outstanding bonds (as well as maintenance, operation, and debt service costs during the toll collections period). Authorizes a State, upon certification acceptance, to transfer its excess Interstate rehabilitation apportionments to its Interstate construction apportionments.

Declares eligible for 100 percent Federal financing the installation costs of: (1)traffic signs; (2) highway lights; (3) guardrails; and (4) impact attenuators. Declares that the Federal share payable for eligible emergency repairs accomplished within 90 days after the actual occurrence of a disaster shall be 100 percent of such costs. Declares that the Federal share payable for repair or reconstruction of certain park, forest, and Indian reservation roads may amount to 100 percent of such costs. Allows a State to set the Federal match for Federal-aid projects on the Great River Road at a maximum limit of 95 percent and a minimum limit of 75 percent. Authorizes the States to contribute amounts in excess of their normal share on highway programs. Increases by five percent the Federal share of the cost payable in FY 1987 through 1991 for highway or bridge construction projects using coal ash materials in significant amounts.

Increases the limit on emergency relief grants for each State for each disaster from $30,000,000 to $100,000,000. (Makes such increase retroactive to disasters occurring after December 31, 1985).

Exempts from vehicle weight and length limitations, until September 1, 1988, tank trucks, ocean transport containers, and any motor vehicle hauling dump trailers. Revises the penalty for violations of vehicle weight limitations on the Interstate System to provide that withheld funds will not lapse if they are subsequently released and obligated within the four-year availability period.

Directs the Secretary to establish a pilot program permitting Federal participation in toll facilities in seven specified States. Outlines the parameters of such program. Precludes Federal funding for State facilities which have not been certified biennially by State officials as: (1) being adequately maintained; and (2) having an operator able to fund inadequately-maintained facilities without the use of Federal-aid highway funds. Permits the collection of tolls on a certain Florida Interstate highway to be used for: (1) repayment of costs incurred by the State; and (2) liquidation of indebtedness incurred to finance costs associated with a project feature recommended by a certain environmental impact statement.

Requires each State to survey railway-highway crossings and set a schedule for installing protective devices where necessary. Allocates certain funds for such devices.

Authorizes the preferential employment of Indians on construction projects and contracts on Indian reservation roads. Directs the Secretary to cooperate with Indian tribal governments and the States to implement such policy.

Increases the amounts set aside for the discretionary bridge program through 1991. Restricts the obligation of funds under such program to certain highway bridge rehabilitation projects.

States that from 15 to 35 percent of State apportionments for FY 1987 through 1991 shall be expended for highway bridge rehabilitation projects on public roads other than those on a Federal-aid system.

Declares the General Bridge Act inapplicable to bridges over waters used by recreational boating, fishing, and other small vessels with a length of 21 feet or less. Requires the Secretary to submit a biennial bridge report to the Congress along with the Highway Conditions and Performance Report. Authorizes the States to use bridge project funds to build any bridge which replaces: (1) any low water crossings; (2) any bridge destroyed before 1965; (3) any ferry in existence on January 1, 1984; or (4) road bridges rendered obsolete by U.S. Corps of Engineers flood control or channelization projects and not rebuilt with Corps funds. Declares that the Federal share of such bridge construction is 80 percent.

Establishes an off-system bridge program to permit a State to credit a portion of State-only financed off-system bridge replacement and rehabilitation projects toward the State share of the cost of other Federal-aid bridge projects.

Directs the Secretary to require the States to identify historic bridges on the National Bridge Inventory. Requires the Transportation Research Board to review historic bridges and to develop rehabilitation standards for such bridges.

Sets forth minimum allocations for each State for transportation planning and research.

Directs the Secretary to allocate among the States, for Federal-aid highway programs (with specified exceptions) for 1987 through 1989 and thereafter amounts sufficient to ensure that a State's percentage of total apportionments shall be at least 85 percent of the percentage of estimated tax payments paid by highway users in such State into the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account).

Directs the Secretary to establish national bridge safety inspection standards for all highway bridges. Prescribes guidelines for such standards. Directs the Secretary to establish a training program for bridge inspectors.

Requires the States to charge, as a minimum, fair market value for the sale, use, lease or lease-renewal of right-of-way airspace acquired as a result of a project funded from the Highway Trust Fund.

Authorizes the States to use Federal-aid highway funds apportioned or allocated for a highway substitute project for the construction and design of bicycle facilities.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) implement a Strategic Highway Research Program; (2) set aside specified funds for FY 1987 through 1991 to implement such program; and (3) submit an annual report to certain congressional committees regarding the program's progress and research findings.

Makes certain remedies against the United States applicable in any civil action against the National Academy of Sciences for injury or property loss arising from activities in connection with the Strategic Highway Research Program.

Permits the States to use a certain percentage of their Interstate Highway transfer funds for highway planning and research.

Mandates that a certain percentage of Federal-aid highway landscaping funds be expended by a State for planting native wildflowers.

Decreases from one-half of one percent to one-quarter of one percent the National Highway Institute funds available for expenditure by a State highway department for up to 75 percent of the cost of education and training of State and local highway department employees. Requires the Secretary (who currently is merely authorized) to provide education and training of highway employees (at no cost to State and local governments) for those subject areas which are a Federal program responsibility.

Prohibits State documents regarding safety enhancement of potential accident sites, road conditions, or rail-highway crossings, from being admitted as evidence in any action for damages arising from any occurrence at a location addressed in such documents.

Sets forth allocation guidelines for forest highways for FY 1987 through 1990.

Amends the General Bridge Act of 1906 to repeal Federal regulatory authority over bridge tolls.

Requires the Secretary to apply equally to each highway, mass transit, and highway safety program any percentage reduction implemented in accordance with certain sequestration orders issued by the President.

Authorizes the Secretary to conduct a combined road demonstration program to permit a maximum of five States to participate in a block grant program for Federal-aid secondary, Federal-aid urban, and off-system urban and secondary bridge projects.

Declares a certain construction project on the Interstate System in Massachusetts (providing access to an international airport, and described as the preferred alternative in a specified final environmental impact statement) eligible for Federal-aid Interstate construction funds.

Declares certain interstate construction projects and certain substitute transit projects eligible for Federal assistance. Declares that the State of New York will have met certain repayment requirements upon repaying to the United States the amount of Federal funds expended to acquire property for a portion of a certain Interstate highway. States that upon repayment of certain Federal-aid highway funds by the State of Georgia, specified sections of a certain Interstate route shall be free from Federal regulations regarding tolls. Exempts a certain Michigan facility from Federal restrictions imposed upon commercial establishments located on rights-of-way on the Interstate system.

Provides that the State matching share for a project financed out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) may be credited to the fair market value of land incorporated into the project and donated to the State after enactment of this Act. States that the fair market value of lands donated to the State of California for specified routes shall be credited first towards payment of the non-Federal share of certain relocation and construction costs.

Requires the State of Virginia and the District of Columbia to restrict the use of Shirley Highway express lanes to certain vehicles during specified hours.

Reduces the Federal share for railroad relocation demonstration programs from 95 percent to the applicable Federal share for primary system projects. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1991.

Sets forth specified demonstration and priority projects. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1991 and sets forth minimum allocation guidelines.

Makes certain parkway funds available to finance the cost of upgrading from two lanes to four lanes a highway providing access to the Cumberland Gap National Historical Park in Virginia.

Requires the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to repay to the United States any Federal funds expended with respect to the Delaware Water Gap Bridge located on a certain Interstate highway. Requires such Commission, and the States of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, to enter into an agreement with the Secretary if they decide to operate an uncompleted bridge on Interstate 78 as a toll bridge. Grants congressional consent to a supplemental agreement between such States creating the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission to fix and collect certain tolls and charges.

Prohibits the obligation of funds for a project to widen any State route through the historic district of the village of Hudson, Ohio, or for the construction of any alternative or bypass route within one mile of such historic district, unless the village council of such village specifically approves the project.

Rescinds certain amounts available under the urban high density program. Makes certain funds available out of the Highway Trust Fund for a certain urban high density program designated in the State of Indiana.

Requires States which identify non-Federal highway funding sources on highway signs to similarly identify federally-assisted construction projects which are founded out of the Highway Trust Fund.

Requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assist in and coordinate the salvaging of the foundation and associated structures of a certain historic house in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and to assist in and coordinate the incorporation of such foundation and structures into the reconstruction of City Square at Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Releases the State of Maryland from the requirement of accepting title to any road or portion thereof (such as the Baltimore-Washington Parkway) in return for Federal participation in improvements to such road.

Authorizes the State of Maryland to transfer up to $100,000,000 of its Interstate construction funds to rehabilitate a certain expressway in Baltimore (rather than $100,000,000 as currently required).

Directs the Secretary to make arrangements with the Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academy of Sciences to study specified motor vehicle issues. Requires the TRB to report the study results to certain congressional committees. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Secretary to conduct a study of national highway-railroad crossing improvement and maintenance needs. Delineates the issues to be addressed by such study. Directs the Secretary to report such study results to certain congressional committees. Authorizes appropriations.

Requires the Secretary to study and report to certain congressional committees any findings concerning: (1) parking for handicapped persons; and (2) State bridge management programs. Directs the Secretary to enter into arrangements with the National Academy of Sciences regarding the establishment of minimum Federal guidelines for the maintenance of the Federal-aid primary, secondary and urban systems.

Requires the Secretary to make a grant to the California Department of Transportation to determine the feasibility of suing a highway electrification system as an energy source for highway vehicles.

Directs the Secretary to conduct feasibility studies and report to the Congress regarding: (1) the cost-effectiveness of upgrading a certain highway between Pennsylvania and New York State (authorizes appropriations for FY 1987); (2) a proposed highway from Shreveport, Louisiana, to Texarkana, Fort Smith, and Fayetteville, Arkansas, and Carthage and Kansas City, Missouri; (3) construction of a bypass highway around the city of Sebastopol, California (authorizes appropriations for FY 1987); (4) construction of a major highway on an inland route in the vicinity of Buffalo, New York; (5) tunnel construction under the Intracoastal Waterway in the vicinity of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; (6) traffic congestion alternatives in the vicinity of Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands; and (7) the establishment of a public ferry boat service connecting two Federal-aid highways in the vicinity of Niobrara, Nebraska, and Springfield, South Dakota.

Requests the Board of Engineers for Rivers and Harbors of the United States Army Corps of Engineers to review specified reports relating to the United States Route 13 Relief Route for the purpose of modifying an existing canal project to provide a new structure for the selected alignment of such relief route.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that: (1) the Congress encourages the research and development of alternative chemical de-icers to rock salt (including such research under the Strategic Highway Research Program); and (2) once alternative de-icers are commercially available, the States should consider the full cost of all de-icing materials (including the damage caused thereby) in determining their snow and ice control strategies.

Permits the Secretary of Transportation to approve Federal-aid highway projects in States which have a maximum speed limit up to 65 miles per hour (currently limited to 55 miles per hour on any public highway) on Interstate System highways located outside an urbanized area of 50,000 or more.

Title II: Highway Safety Act of 1987 - Highway Safety Act of 1987 - Authorizes appropriations out of the Highway Trust Fund (other than the Mass Transit Account) for FY 1987 through 1991 for highway safety programs implemented by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Sets forth the minimum amount of authorized funds which must be obligated for enforcement of the national speed limit and safety belt programs. Sets an obligation ceiling for highway safety programs for FY 1987 through 1991.

Extends from three to five fiscal years the period for which the States may receive alcohol traffic safety grants. Authorizes the Secretary to test and determine the traffic fatality prevention potential of: (1) specified drug and alcohol testing technology; and (2) certain ignition interlock devices that prohibit the operation of motor vehicles by intoxicated individuals. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress regarding such tests.

Directs the Secretary to commission the National Academy of Sciences to study the most effective safety measures regarding the transportation of children in school buses. Requires the Academy to report the findings of such report to the Secretary and the Congress. Authorizes the Secretary to set aside funds for FY 1989 through 1991 for making grants to States to implement school bus safety measures which the Secretary determines are the most effective.

Amends the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 to direct the Secretary to establish final minimum standards respecting splash and spray suppression devices unless the Secretary finds that there is no available technology which can significantly: (1) reduce splash and spray; and (2) improve driver visibility.

Modifies Federal law regarding highway safety programs to require the States to establish programs that are in accordance with Federal guidelines (thus allowing more flexibility to the States which must currently comply with Federal standards). Eliminates the requirement of State driver education training programs as a condition of Federal aid. Authorizes the Secretary to determine the most effective highway safety measures through rulemaking, in consultation with the States.

Amends the Highway Safety Act of 1978 to direct the Secretary to conduct a national highway safety education and information campaign, using specified techniques and practices found to be most effective under certain Federal guidelines. Prohibits the obligation of certain authorized funds for any education or information program conducted in connection with the implementation of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 208.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) arrange with the National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study of problems facing older drivers; (2) request the Academy to report to the Secretary and the Congress regarding such study; (3) develop a pilot program of highway safety improvements to enhance the safety and mobility of older drivers; (4) encourage the States to implement such program with highway safety improvement funds; and (5) evaluate such program and report to the Congress on its effectiveness.

Rescinds a specified amount of unobligated contract authority for airport development and planning made available under the Airport and Airway Improvement Act of 1982.

Title III: Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1987 - Federal Mass Transportation Act of 1987 - Amends the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to prohibit funds for new fixed-guideway systems or extensions unless such projects are determined to be: (1) based on results of alternatives analysis and preliminary engineering; (2) cost-effective; and (3) supported by local financial commitment.

Requires the Secretary to submit annually to the appropriate congressional committees: (1) a proposal on the total amount of funding needed to finance grants and loans for bus and bus-related activities, rail modernization, and the construction and extension of fixed guideway systems; and (2) a proposal on the allocation of such funds to finance grants and loans for new fixed-guideway systems construction and extensions. Sets forth allocation guidelines for grants and loans for FY 1987 through 1991. Sets forth circumstances under which the Secretary is authorized to approve advance construction for certain mass transportation projects. Directs the Secretary to submit a quarterly status report to certain congressional committees regarding the execution of grant contracts and the establishment of reimbursement authority for certain obligated sums.

Makes construction project grants available to finance the leasing of mass transportation facilities and equipment.

Makes eligible for construction assistance: (1) any bus remanufacturing project which extends the economic life of a bus eight years or more; and (2) any project for the overhaul of rolling stock, whether or not such overhaul increases the useful life of the rolling stock. Lowers the expense threshold for associated capital maintenance items which are eligible for certain mass transportation block grants. Makes the Federal grant for any mass transportation construction project 80 percent of the net project cost.

Amend the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to require that the long-range transportation planning process include the development of long-term financial plans for regional urban mass transit improvements and the revenue available to implement such improvements.

Permits block grants to be made to implement an urban mass transportation program of projects in whole or in part. Excludes certain advertising and concession revenues from consideration as a revenue source for purposes of the Federal block grant program for urban mass transportation. Requires Federal block grant recipients to submit an annual report to the Secretary regarding revenues derived from the sale of advertising and concessions relating to the operation of a public mass transportation system. Revises the limitations placed upon the use of certain apportioned funds by small urbanized areas for operating assistance.

Provides that Mass Transit Account block grants shall be available only for construction projects, including capital maintenance items. States that Mass Transit Account apportionments shall only be available for obligation for a three-year period.

Directs the Secretary to make grants to nonprofit institutions of higher learning to establish and operate one regional transportation center in each of the ten Federal regions. Sets forth criteria to be met by grant recipients.

Establishes in the Department of Transportation a national advisory council to: (1) coordinate the research and training to be carried out by grant recipients; (2) disseminate the results of such research; (3) act as a clearinghouse between such centers and the transportation industry; and (4) review and evaluate programs carried out by such centers. Authorizes appropriations for such centers for FY 1987 through 1991.

Authorizes certain grant recipients under the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to contract directly with the original manufacturer or supplier of an associated capital maintenance item to replace it if such recipient certifies that: (1) such manufacturer or supplier is the only source for such item; and (2) the price of the item is no higher than the price paid by like customers.

Provides that contracts for engineering and design services under the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 shall be awarded in the same manner as contracts for architectural and engineering services under the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (or equivalent State qualifications-based requirement).

Proscribes the use of funds for new bus acquisitions unless a model of such a new bus has been tested at a specified bus-testing facility established pursuant to this Act. Provides for fee collection for testing at the facility. Authorizes appropriations for such facility for FY 1987 and 1988.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) prepare an annual agenda listing all rulemaking activities under this Act for the following 12-month period; (2) publish such proposed agenda in the Federal Register; (3) submit the agenda to specified congressional committees; and (4) issue regulations requiring a preaward and postdelivery audit regarding any grant under this Act for the purchase of buses.

States that the Federal share for certain non-required capital improvement projects which enhance the accessibility for elderly and handicapped persons to public transportation services shall be 95 percent of the net cost of such project.

Prohibits States which administer an operating assistance program for federally-assisted rural public transportation programs from limiting the level, or extent of use, of the Federal share of such operating expenses beyond the statutory limits. Directs the Secretary to implement a rural transit assistance program and authorizes the Secretary to make grants to implement such program.

Authorizes the Secretary to use grant program funds to contract directly for construction management oversight on major capital projects. States that the Federal share of such projects shall be 100 percent. Limits the amount of funds which the Secretary may use to enter into construction management oversight contracts. Conditions such Federal assistance upon approval by the Secretary of a recipient's project management plan which meets specified requirements. Requires the Secretary to promulgate project management oversight regulations and to publish them in the Federal Register.

Authorizes the Secretary to make capital grants to public mass transit systems for crime prevention and security. Makes bicycle facilities construction projects near mass transportation facilities eligible for Federal assistance. Declares the Federal share of such projects shall be 90 percent.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1991 for block grants and for a formula grant program for areas other than urbanized areas. Authorizes appropriations out of the Mass Transit Account of the Highway Trust Fund for FY 1987 through 1991 for specified activities, and authorizes appropriations for certain projects for FY 1987 through 1991.

Increases the amount of apportioned funds which may be used for operating assistance with respect to urbanized areas in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida, for each fiscal year in which onsite construction is implemented on a certain Interstate route in Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, Florida. Restricts such increased operating assistance to commuter rail service provided as a Maintenance-of-Traffic measure during the construction period.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) report to the Congress on the results of a comprehensive study of the future of the Bay Area Rapid Transit Sustem undertaken with the cooperation of the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission; (2) conduct a feasibility study regarding the use of tactile mobility aids in federally-assisted transportation by visually handicapped persons, and to report to the Congress on the results of such study; (3) make grants to certain eligible public bodies to conduct feasibility studies regarding the development of an electric bus line with electric bus technology being developed for the Santa Barbara transit system (California); (4) report to the Congress on a feasibility study conducted with the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, regarding restoration of abandoned trolley services; and (5) report to the Congress regarding the development of a comprehensive mass transportation plan for the Virgin Islands

Authorizes the Governor of Nevada to transfer a specified amount of unused Federal apportionments for use for urban mass transportation purposes in Santa Clara County, California.

Amends the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 to: (1) provide for a phased-in increase in the domestic content requirement for buses and rail rolling stock (from 50 percent to 60 percent); and (2) increase the project cost differential exception to 25 percent.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement regarding a specified segment of a certain Los Angeles Metro Rail Project, and to publish notice of its completion in the Federal Register; and (2) execute an amended contract setting forth the Federal share payment schedule for such project for FY 1987 through 1991.

Prescribes guidelines under which the Interstate Commerce Commission shall issue bus carrier certificates to recipients of governmental assistance. Subjects the issuance of intrastate passenger transportation certificates to the condition that any intrastate transportation service be provided only if the carrier provides regularly scheduled interstate transportation service on the route.

Title IV: Uniform Relocation Act Amendments of 1987 - Uniform Relocation Act Amendments of 1987 - Amends the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 to revise various definitions for purposes of such Act.

Permits a Federal agency to discharge its responsibilities by accepting the certification by a State agency that it will implement State law to carry out the Federal relocation assistance program, provided that the lead agency determines that such State law will accomplish the purpose and effect of this Act. Requires the head of such agency, prior to accepting certification, to provide interested parties with an opportunity for public review and comment, and to consult with interested local governments.

Directs the head of the lead agency to monitor and report biennially to the Congress on State agency implementation of such certification. Permits an agency to withdraw acceptance of a certification after providing the State government with notice. Permits a Federal agency to withhold approval of any grant, contract, or cooperative agreement with any displacing agency found to have failed to comply with certification or State Law.

Requires the payment to displaced persons of actual expenses, not exceeding $10,000, necessary to reestablish a displaced small business, nonprofit organization, or displaced farm at its new site.

Removes the limitation on the moving expense allowance and the fixed amount of the dislocation allowance that a person displaced from a dwelling may elect to receive in lieu of itemized expenses. Declares that such allowances shall be determined according to a schedule established by the head of a lead agency.

Increases the maximum and decreases the minimum limitations on the payment a person displaced from a business or farm operation may elect to receive in lieu of itemized deductions. Declares that such amount shall be determined according to criteria established by the lead agency. (Currently, such amount is based on the annual earnings of the farm or business.)

Increases the maximum amount of assistance that a displacing agency may provide to a displaced homeowner for replacement housing. Requires such assistance to include an amount necessary to: (1) meet the reasonable cost of a comparable replacement dwelling as defined in this Act; and (2) compensate the displaced person for any increased financing costs.

Authorizes a displacing agency to extend the one-year period, following payment for an acquired home, during which the displaced person must purchase and occupy a replacement dwelling in order to qualify for housing replacement payments, but limits such payments to the costs of relocating such person within that one-year period.

Increases the ceiling (currently $4,000) on the amount of rental housing replacement assistance provided to displaced tenants to $6,000. Permits eligible displaced tenants to apply such rental assistance toward the downpayment on a decent, safe, and sanitary replacement dwelling. Declares that displaced homeowners who meet the residency requirement for rental housing replacement assistance but not for homeowner's housing replacement assistance may qualify for rental assistance, at the discretion of the lead agency.

Requires that all relocation assistance advisory programs: (1) provide information on suitable locations for displaced farming (and business) operations; and (2) assure that no person is required to move before being given a reasonable choice of suitable replacement dwellings.

Provides for the designation of a single, cognizant Federal agency to establish procedures to be used by a non-Federal displacing agency to implement related activities funded by two or more Federal agencies.

Authorizes advisory services to certain renters in properties acquired by a displacing agency.

Directs the lead agency to require that provisions authorizing a displacing agency to use project funds to provide dwellings for displaced persons, if the project would be delayed because suitable replacement housing is not otherwise available, be used to exceed housing replacement assistance ceilings only on a case-by-case basis and for good cause.

Provides that any payment a displaced person receives under State law shall replace a housing replacement or real property acquisition payment for substantially the same purpose under the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act.

Requires the head of the lead agency to: (1) promulgate rules to carry out such Act; (2) coordinate relocation assistance activities with Federal and federally-financed low-income housing programs; (3) monitor the implementation of such Act; and (4) perform such other duties as necessary.

Requires the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to assist in and coordinate the salvaging of the foundation and associated structures of a certain historic house in Charlestown, Massachusetts, and to assist and coordinate the incorporation of such foundation and structures into the reconstruction of City Square at Charlestown, Massachusetts.

Declares low-income housing assistance as income for purposes of determining eligibility for assistance under the Social Security Act or any other Federal law.

Requires a State agency to pay the United States all net amounts (currently all amounts) received from the sale of surplus Federal property transferred to the agency for the purpose of providing replacement housing.

Repeals the authority of any displacing agency to make loans to various organizations for planning and obtaining federally-insured mortgage financing for housing for displaced persons. Authorizes the lead agency to prescribe a procedure under which Federal agencies may acquire real property without having it appraised.

Permits a displaced person to donate the real property being acquired or any of the compensation paid for such property to the acquiring agency.

Sets forth effective dates of specified provisions of this Act.

Title V: Highway Revenue Act of 1987 - Highway Revenue Act of 1987 - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to extend from: (1) 1988 to 1993 certain Highway Fund taxes and related exemptions; (2) December 31, 1992 to September 30, 1993, reduced rates of tax on fuels containing alcohol; and (3) 1988 to 1993, the Highway Trust Fund. States that certain transfers must be borne by the Highway Account and the Mass Transit Account in proportion to the respective revenues transferred to the Highway Account and the Mass Transit Account. Exempts long-term lessors of heavy trucks and trailers from certain sales taxes.

Sets forth a special presumptive retail sales price rule for all sales on which manufacturers or importers collect a truck and trailer retail excise tax.

Requires the Secretary of the Treasury to issue regulations governing tax payments on any highway motor vehicle operated by a motor carrier domiciled in any contiguous foreign country (or owned or controlled by persons of any contiguous foreign country).

States that Revenue Rulings 85-196 and 86-43 shall not apply to any vehicle acquired by a retail dealer before January 1, 1986, continuously held in such dealer's inventory through September 30, 1986, and sold by such dealer after September 30, 1986.