Summary: H.R.4549 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4549. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/18/1990)

Magnetic Levitation Transportation and Competitiveness Act of 1990 - Amends Federal law to establish a Magnetic Levitation Transportation Administration within the Department of Transportation, with an Administrator appointed by the President.

Requires the Administrator to conduct a national competition in which he or she shall award grants to participants for research and development of design for a magnetic levitation transportation system. Authorizes appropriations.

Authorizes the Administrator to award one grant for the construction of a magnetic levitation transportation system at least 40 miles long. Requires the Administrator to study the feasibility of and need for adopting a standard for the construction of guidelines for magnetic levitation transportation systems which would allow for future development of an interconnecting network of such systems.