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                                                 Union Calendar No. 146

103d CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1919

                          [Report No. 103-258]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL

  To establish a program to facilitate development of high-speed rail 
      transportation in the United States, and for other purposes.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 28, 1993

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed





                                                 Union Calendar No. 146
103d CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1919

                          [Report No. 103-258]

  To establish a program to facilitate development of high-speed rail 
      transportation in the United States, and for other purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             April 29, 1993

  Mr. Dingell (for himself, Mr. Swift, Ms. Schenk, Mr. Moorhead, Mr. 
 Upton, Mrs. Collins of Illinois, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Rowland, Mr. Manton, 
 Mr. Carr, Mr. Durbin, Mr. Foglietta, Mrs. Unsoeld, and Ms. Cantwell) 
 introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on 
                          Energy and Commerce

                           September 28, 1993

  Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole 
       House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed
 [Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed 
                               in italic]
 [For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on April 
                               29, 1993]

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To establish a program to facilitate development of high-speed rail 
      transportation in the United States, and for other purposes.

    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 ``High-Speed Rail Development Act of 
1993''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds that--
            (1) high-speed rail may offer a safe and efficient 
        alternative to aviation and motor vehicle travel for intercity 
        transportation in certain corridors linking major metropolitan 
        areas in the United States;
            (2) high-speed rail may have environmental advantages over 
        certain other forms of intercity transportation;
            (3) Amtrak's Metroliner service between Washington, 
        District of Columbia, and New York, New York, the United States 
        premier high-speed rail service, has shown that Americans will 
        use high-speed rail when that transportation option is 
        available;
            (4) high-speed rail may help relieve congestion experienced 
        in densely travelled corridors;
            (5) high-speed rail should be developed in those intercity 
        corridors where such service is appropriate;
            (6) new high-speed rail service should not receive Federal 
        subsidies for operating and maintenance expenses;
            (7) State and local governments should take the prime 
        responsibility for the implementation of high-speed rail 
        service;
            (8) the private sector should participate in funding the 
        development of high-speed rail systems;
            (9) in some intercity corridors, Federal financial capital 
        assistance is required to supplement the financial commitments 
        of State and local governments and the private sector to ensure 
        the development of the infrastructure required for high-speed 
        rail systems;
            (10) new technologies can facilitate the development of 
        high-speed rail in the United States;
            (11) the development of these technologies can expand the 
        competitiveness of United States industry in this country and 
        overseas; and
            (12) Federal assistance is required for research and 
        development of high-speed rail technologies for commercial 
        application in high-speed rail service in the United States.

                  TITLE I--HIGH-SPEED RAIL DEVELOPMENT

SEC. 101. NATIONAL HIGH-SPEED RAIL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

    (a) Amendment.--The Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform 
Act of 1976 (45 U.S.C. 801 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new title:

                 ``TITLE X--HIGH-SPEED RAIL ASSISTANCE

``SEC. 1001. DESIGNATION OF CORRIDORS.

    ``(a) Petition.--The Governor or Governors of a State or States 
that substantially encompass a proposed corridor may petition the 
Secretary for designation under this section.
    ``(b) Contents.--Any petition submitted pursuant to subsection (a) 
shall include such information as the Secretary determines by 
regulation to be necessary to evaluate the merits of that corridor. Any 
such petition shall also designate a public agency, for each 
petitioning State, that is authorized by the State to be responsible 
for coordination of activities under the proposed high-speed rail 
program, and authorized to receive financial assistance under sections 
1002 or 1003.
    ``(c) Criteria for Designation.--The Secretary is authorized to 
designate as a designated corridor any corridor where the Secretary 
determines that high-speed rail offers the potential for cost-effective 
intercity passenger transportation as part of the Nation's 
transportation system. Such designation shall be based on such criteria 
as the Secretary considers appropriate, including--
            ``(1) the integration of the designated corridor into 
        Statewide and metropolitan area transportation planning 
        undertaken pursuant to sections 134 and 135 of title 23, United 
        States Code;
            ``(2) the interconnection of the proposed high-speed rail 
        service with other parts of the Nation's transportation system, 
        including the relationship of the proposed service to 
        intermodal terminals;
            ``(3) the effect of the proposed high-speed rail service on 
        the congestion of other modes of transportation;
            ``(4) the effect of the proposed service on State and local 
        governments' efforts to attain compliance with the Clean Air 
        Act;
            ``(5) the past and proposed financial commitments and other 
        support of State and local governments and the private sector 
        to the proposed high-speed rail program, including the 
        acquisition of rolling stock;
            ``(6) the estimated level of ridership;
            ``(7) the estimated capital cost of the proposal;
            ``(8) the expected ability of the projected revenues of the 
        proposed service, along with any financial commitments of State 
        or local governments and the private sector, to cover capital 
        costs and operating and maintenance expenses;
            ``(9) the support and cooperation of any owners and 
        operators of existing rail facilities proposed for improvement 
        in developing the high-speed rail service; and
            ``(10) the effect of the proposed high-speed rail service 
        on other transportation services in operation or under 
        development.
    ``(d) Additional Designations.--(1) The Secretary shall, upon the 
written request of the Governor or Governors of the State or States 
that substantially encompass the proposed corridor, designate as a 
designated corridor--
            ``(A) any intercity rail corridor designated as a high-
        speed rail corridor by the Secretary under section 104(d)(2) of 
        title 23, United States Code; or
            ``(B) any discrete portion of such a corridor.
    ``(2) The Secretary shall, upon the written request of the Governor 
or Governors of the State or States that substantially encompass the 
proposed corridor, designate as a designated corridor any intercity 
rail corridor, other than the main line of the Northeast Corridor 
between Washington, District of Columbia, and Boston, Massachusetts, 
that includes a substantial segment where regularly scheduled rail 
passenger service operates at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour as 
of the date of enactment of the High-Speed Rail Development Act of 
1993.
    ``(3) Any request under this subsection shall include the 
designation of a public agency, for each requesting State, that is 
authorized by the State to be responsible for coordination of 
activities under the proposed high-speed rail program, and authorized 
to receive financial assistance under sections 1002 or 1003.
    ``(e) Administrative Expenses.--The Secretary may provide financial 
assistance to a public agency designated under subsection (b) for up to 
80 percent of the administrative expenses incurred by such agency, and 
determined eligible by the Secretary, in carrying out its 
responsibilities in connection with the development of a designated 
corridor. The Secretary shall establish a formula for the allocation of 
assistance under this subsection.

``SEC. 1002. CORRIDOR MASTER PLANS.

    ``(a) Requirement.--An applicant shall prepare and submit to the 
Secretary, and may periodically amend, a corridor master plan for a 
corridor, subject to the approval of the Secretary.
    ``(b) Contents.--A corridor master plan prepared under subsection 
(a) shall identify a coordinated program of improvements to advance the 
establishment of high-speed rail service in the corridor, including 
those improvements not eligible for financial assistance under this 
title. Such plan shall include--
            ``(1) identification of how the proposed high-speed rail 
        service relates to State and metropolitan area transportation 
        plans of the affected States and metropolitan areas;
            ``(2) identification of the specific elements that comprise 
        the program to achieve the high-speed rail service, including 
        their estimated costs, schedules, timing, and relationship with 
        other transportation projects;
            ``(3) identification of the transportation benefits 
        expected to be derived from each element, including reductions 
        in trip times and increases in speeds;
            ``(4) identification of specific improvements that comprise 
        each element, a representation of the extent to which such 
        improvements are eligible for financial assistance under this 
        title, and an identification of all proposed sources of funding 
        for such specific improvements;
            ``(5) identification of anticipated levels of ridership and 
        projections of revenues and expenses associated with the 
        proposed high-speed rail service when completed and for each 
        element undertaken to achieve high-speed service, including 
        estimates of any operating subsidies that would be required and 
        the sources of such subsidies;
            ``(6) an operating plan identifying the proposed schedule 
        and frequency of the high-speed rail service and the 
        coordination of such service with any other rail operations on 
        the corridor; and
            ``(7) such other information as may be required by the 
        Secretary.
    ``(c) Plan Preparation Assistance.--The Secretary, by regulation 
and to the extent the Secretary considers reasonable, may provide 
financial assistance to an applicant preparing a corridor master plan 
for up to 50 percent of the costs associated with preparation of such 
plan incurred after the date of enactment of the High-Speed Rail 
Development Act of 1993, including the costs of design, environmental 
and route selection analysis, and preliminary engineering necessary to 
support such analyses. The Secretary shall not provide financial 
assistance under this subsection in an amount that exceeds the amount 
provided by State and local governments for such preparation costs.

``SEC. 1003. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR DESIGNATED CORRIDORS.

    ``(a) Authority.--The Secretary may provide financial assistance to 
an applicant to fund improvements eligible under subsection (c) of this 
section. No financial assistance shall be provided under this section--
            ``(1) for improvements to the main line of the Northeast 
        Corridor, between Washington, District of Columbia, and Boston, 
        Massachusetts; or
            ``(2) for improvements relating to a designated corridor in 
        a State where the State prohibits the expenditure of State 
        funds for such improvements.
    ``(b) Terms, Conditions, and Procedures.--The Secretary shall 
establish appropriate terms, conditions, and procedures for the 
provision of financial assistance under this section.
    ``(c) Eligible Improvements.--Improvements eligible for financial 
assistance under subsection (a) shall be those improvements, other than 
the acquisition of rolling stock, that are necessary to facilitate the 
development of high-speed rail service, including--
            ``(1) final engineering and design;
            ``(2) site specific environmental analyses and 
        environmental mitigation;
            ``(3) acquisition of right-of-way and related property; and
            ``(4) acquisition, construction, rehabilitation, upgrading, 
        or replacement of roadbed, structures, track, signal and 
        communications systems, electric traction systems, maintenance-
        of-way facilities, maintenance-of-equipment facilities, private 
        highway-rail grade crossings (including payments to property 
        owners to close such crossings where appropriate), and those 
        portions of terminals and stations directly related to the 
        operation of the high-speed rail service.
Improvements that are eligible for funding under other Federal 
transportation programs shall not be eligible for financial assistance 
under subsection (a).
    ``(d) Minimum Funding.--Financial assistance may not be provided 
under subsection (a) unless such assistance enables the completion of 
at least one full element of a program to achieve high-speed rail 
service.
    ``(e) Private Funding.--In providing financial assistance under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall ensure that the element or elements 
for which such assistance is provided include the maximum practicable 
private funding.
    ``(f) Funding Proportions.--(1) In providing financial assistance 
under subsection (a), the Secretary may provide financial assistance 
for up to 80 percent of the cost of specific eligible improvements. No 
less than 20 percent of the costs of such improvements shall be 
provided by State or local funds.
    ``(2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Secretary shall not 
provide financial assistance under subsection (a) relating to a 
designated corridor in an amount which, in combination with any amounts 
previously provided under subsection (a) with respect to such 
designated corridor, exceeds the aggregate amount provided, after April 
29, 1993, for the development of the designated corridor by State and 
local governments, and other Federal transportation programs.
    ``(g) Criteria.--In determining whether to provide financial 
assistance to fund an element under subsection (a), the Secretary shall 
consider how the element meets the criteria identified in section 
1001(c), the information contained in the relevant corridor master 
plan, commitments by State and local governments to fund any increases 
in the operating deficit of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation 
with respect to that Corporation's operation over the designated 
corridor that result from the completion of the element, and such other 
information as the Secretary considers appropriate.
    ``(h) Early Assistance.--The Secretary may provide financial 
assistance under subsection (a) for an element not contained in a 
corridor master plan prepared under section 1002 only if such financial 
assistance is provided, with respect to a designated corridor, before 
the expiration of 30 months after the date of enactment of the High-
Speed Rail Development Act of 1993.

``SEC. 1004. HIGH-SPEED RAIL TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT.

    ``(a) Authority.--The Secretary is authorized to undertake research 
and development of high-speed rail technologies for commercial 
application in high-speed rail service in the United States.
    ``(b) Eligible Recipients.--In carrying out activities authorized 
by subsection (a), the Secretary may provide financial assistance to 
any United States private business, educational institution located in 
the United States, State or local government or public authority, or 
agency of the Federal Government.

``SEC. 1005. BUY AMERICA REQUIREMENTS.

    ``(a) General Rule.--Except as provided in subsection (b), an 
applicant receiving financial assistance under section 1003 shall 
ensure that the articles, materials, and supplies purchased with such 
financial assistance are substantially all of United States manufacture 
or production. An applicant that fails to meet the requirement of this 
section may not receive further assistance under section 1003.
    ``(b) Exemption.--The Secretary may grant an exemption from this 
section to an applicant with respect to the purchase of articles, 
materials, or supplies, or may grant an exemption for any improvement 
incorporating such articles, materials, or supplies, if the Secretary 
determines that--
            ``(1) the application of this section is inconsistent with 
        the public interest;
            ``(2) the cost of imposing such requirements with respect 
        to such articles, materials, or supplies is unreasonable;
            ``(3) such articles, materials, or supplies are not 
        produced or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and 
        reasonably available quantities or of a satisfactory quality;
            ``(4) such articles, materials, or supplies cannot be 
        purchased and delivered in the United States within a 
        reasonable time; or
            ``(5) such articles, materials, or supplies are produced or 
        manufactured in a country that the President has determined, in 
        its government procurement contracts, extends national 
        treatment to articles, materials, or supplies produced or 
        manufactured in the United States.
    ``(c) Exception.--This section shall not apply with respect to an 
element in any case in which the total cost of the articles, materials, 
or supplies purchased in connection with such element with financial 
assistance provided under section 1003 is less than $1,000,000.

``SEC. 1006. EMPLOYEE PROTECTION.

    ``(a) Establishment of Protective Conditions.--The Secretary shall, 
within 60 days after the date of enactment of this title, and after 
consulting with representatives of rail unions, railroads, and States, 
issue and publish in the Federal Register a list of conditions to be 
imposed to protect the interests of railroad employees who may be 
adversely affected as a result of financial assistance provided under 
section 1003. Such protective conditions shall include--
            ``(1) a benefit schedule for such employees;
            ``(2) contracting and subcontracting restrictions that the 
        Secretary determines are appropriate with respect to any person 
        that performs work that is traditionally performed by railroad 
        employees on a designated corridor and that is funded by 
        financial assistance provided under section 1003; and
            ``(3) with respect to those tasks traditionally performed 
        by railroad employees on a designated corridor, a requirement 
        that railroad employees who are furloughed or separated (other 
        than for cause) shall, to the maximum extent feasible, and 
        unless found to be unqualified, have the first right of hire 
        with--
                    ``(A) any person that will be operating high-speed 
                rail service on that corridor or performing 
                maintenance, dispatching, or signaling work in 
                conjunction with such service; and
                    ``(B) any contractor for construction work that is 
                funded by financial assistance under section 1003.
        For purposes of this paragraph, a railroad shall not be 
        considered to be hiring new employees when it recalls any of 
        its own furloughed employees.
    ``(b) Deprived of Employment.--A railroad employee shall be 
considered deprived of employment if the employee--
            ``(1) was working on a designated corridor prior to the 
        provision of financial assistance under section 1003 and is--
                    ``(A) furloughed or separated as a result of such 
                financial assistance; and
                    ``(B) unable to obtain a position with reasonably 
                comparable duties to that which the employee has 
                performed in the preceding 12 months, and for which the 
                employee is qualified, with--
                            ``(i) any person that will be operating 
                        high-speed rail service on that corridor or 
                        performing maintenance, dispatching, or 
                        signaling work in conjunction with such 
                        service;
                            ``(ii) any railroad through the normal 
                        exercise of seniority rights; or
                            ``(iii) in the case of a subordinate 
                        official, in addition to clauses (i) and (ii), 
                        any railroad operating in the corridor; or
            ``(2)(A) is furloughed or separated as a result of an 
        employee described in paragraph (1)(A) exercising normal 
        seniority rights to obtain or retain railroad employment; and
            ``(B) is unable to obtain a position with any railroad 
        through the normal exercise of seniority rights.
    ``(c) Benefit Schedule.--(1) The benefit schedule under this 
section shall provide for the payment to employees deprived of 
employment of--
            ``(A) subsistence allowances;
            ``(B) moving expenses for employees who must make a change 
        in residence;
            ``(C) separation allowances described in paragraph (2)(C);
            ``(D) health and welfare insurance premiums; and
            ``(E) any other payment the Secretary considers 
        appropriate.
    ``(2) The benefit schedule under this section shall limit the 
payments under paragraph (1) to--
            ``(A) a maximum period of 18 months for any employee, 
        whether consecutive or intermittent, or for a period equal to 
        the employee's length of service, if less than 18 months;
            ``(B) except as provided in subparagraph (C), a maximum 
        amount of 18 months' pay, or monthly pay for a period equal to 
        the employee's length of service, if less than 18 months, 
        reduced by--
                    ``(i) compensation earned from employment during 
                the period referred to in subparagraph (A); and
                    ``(ii) any benefits received under any unemployment 
                insurance law during the period referred to in 
                subparagraph (A); and
            ``(C) a lump sum separation allowance, computed as follows, 
        in the event the employee chooses to resign and accept such 
        lump sum settlement in lieu of all other benefits and 
        protection provided under this section:

``Years of Service                  Separation Allowance
    Less than 1....................
                                        5 days' pay for each month 
                                                worked
    At least 1 and less than 2.....
                                        3 months' pay
    At least 2 and less than 3.....
                                        6 months' pay
    At least 3 and less than 5.....
                                        9 months' pay
    5 and over.....................
                                        12 months' pay
    ``(3) One month's pay for purposes of--
            ``(A) paragraph (2)(B), shall be the equivalent of 1/12th 
        of the total compensation received by the employee in the last 
        12 months of employment in which the employee earned 
        compensation prior to the date on which the employee was 
        deprived of employment, with the monthly amount adjusted to 
        reflect subsequent general wage adjustments, including cost of 
        living adjustments where provided for; and
            ``(B) paragraph (2)(C) shall be computed by multiplying by 
        30 the appropriate daily rate of the position last occupied.
    ``(d) Special Moving Expenses Rule.--A railroad employee who would 
be considered to be deprived of employment but for paragraph (1)(B) or 
(2)(B) of subsection (b), and who must make a change of residence in 
order to obtain or retain active employment shall be eligible to 
receive moving expenses under the benefit schedule under this section, 
to the extent that such expenses are not payable to or for the employee 
under applicable collective bargaining agreements or their employer's 
corporate policy.
    ``(e) Election.--(1) Any employee who receives any payment under 
the benefit schedule under this section shall be deemed to waive any 
employee protection benefits otherwise available to such employee 
under--
            ``(A) any other provision of law;
            ``(B) any applicable contract or agreement; or
            ``(C) any decision or order of the Interstate Commerce 
        Commission.
    ``(2) Any employee electing and claiming benefits under the benefit 
schedule under this section shall be required to execute a form of 
release acknowledging and consenting to the waiver described in 
paragraph (1). Nothing in this section shall be deemed to determine or 
otherwise affect the priority, status, or timing of payment of, or the 
liability for any claim for, employee protection which might have 
existed in the absence of this section for any employee who elects not 
to receive benefits under the benefit schedule.
    ``(f) Implementing Plan.--(1) Applicants for financial assistance 
under section 1003 shall submit to the Secretary, with a copy to 
affected railroads and the authorized representatives of the employees 
on the designated corridors of such railroads, a proposed implementing 
plan to implement the employee protective conditions established under 
this section. The plan shall include a procedure to identify reductions 
in the work force related to the financial assistance, and an 
arbitration process for resolving disputed labor protection claims, 
including the burden of proof of the claimant and the party disputing 
the claim.
    ``(2) The Secretary shall consult with the affected railroads and 
the authorized representatives of the employees on the designated 
corridors of such railroads prior to approving any proposed 
implementing plan under paragraph (1). The Secretary may not approve 
the plan unless the plan ensures that the employee protective 
conditions established under this section will be fully implemented on 
the designated corridor.
    ``(3) In providing financial assistance under section 1003, the 
Secretary shall include as a condition of such assistance a requirement 
that the plan approved under this section be implemented.
    ``(4) Not less than annually, the Secretary shall publish in the 
Federal Register a list of implementing plans that have been approved 
under this section.
    ``(g) Definition.--As used in this section, the term `a change in 
residence' means change of place of residence occasioned by a change in 
work location to a place that is more than 30 normal highway route 
miles from the employee's residence and also farther from the residence 
than was the employee's former work location.

``SEC. 1007. DEFINITIONS.

    ``For purposes of this title--
            ``(1) the term `applicant' means a public agency designated 
        under section 1001(b) or (d)(3), or a group of such public 
        agencies, seeking financial assistance under this title for 
        development of a designated corridor;
            ``(2) the term `corridor' means an existing or proposed 
        route for high-speed rail serving two or more major 
        metropolitan areas in the United States;
            ``(3) the term `designated corridor' means a corridor 
        designated by the Secretary under section 1001;
            ``(4) the term `element' means a discrete portion of a 
        program to develop a designated corridor that has a 
        demonstrable intercity ground transportation benefit 
        independent of other improvements to such corridor;
            ``(5) the term `financial assistance' includes grants, 
        contracts, and cooperative agreements;
            ``(6) the term `high-speed rail' has the meaning given such 
        term under section 511(n) of this Act;
            ``(7) the term `improvement' means a discrete activity that 
        contributes to the development of the infrastructure of a 
        designated corridor;
            ``(8) the term `railroad employee' means a nonmanagement 
        railroad employee, including a subordinate railroad official, 
        who is entitled to union representation;
            ``(9) the term `rolling stock' means locomotives and rail 
        passenger cars;
            ``(10) the term `State' means each of the several States, 
        the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 
        Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the 
        Northern Mariana Islands, and any other territory or possession 
        of the United States;
            ``(11) the term `State or local funds' does not include 
        funds provided by private sector entities specifically for the 
        purpose of developing a designated corridor; and
            ``(12) the term `United States private business' means a 
        business entity organized under the laws of the United States, 
        or of a State, and conducting substantial business operations 
        in the United States.''.
    (b) Table of Contents Amendment.--The table of contents of the 
Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 is amended by 
adding at the end the following:

                 ``TITLE X--HIGH-SPEED RAIL ASSISTANCE

``Sec. 1001. Designation of corridors.
``Sec. 1002. Corridor master plans.
``Sec. 1003. Financial assistance for designated corridors.
``Sec. 1004. High-speed rail technology development.
``Sec. 1005. Buy America requirements.
``Sec. 1006. Employee protection.
``Sec. 1007. Definitions.
``Sec. 1008. Labor standards.''.

SEC. 102. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) High-Speed Rail Assistance.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for the National High-
Speed Rail Assistance Program authorized under sections 1001, 1002, 
1003, and 1006 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act 
of 1976--
            (1) $125,000,000 for fiscal year 1994;
            (2) $215,000,000 for fiscal year 1995;
            (3) $240,000,000 for fiscal year 1996;
            (4) $290,000,000 for fiscal year 1997; and
            (5) $340,000,000 for fiscal year 1998.
    (b) Technology Development.--There are authorized to be 
appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation for high-speed rail 
technology development authorized under section 1004 of the Railroad 
Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976--
            (1) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1994;
            (2) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1995;
            (3) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1996;
            (4) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1997; and
            (5) $15,000,000 for fiscal year 1998.
    (c) Administrative Expenses of Secretary.--Of the amounts 
authorized to be appropriated under subsections (a) and (b), the 
Secretary of Transportation may reserve the funds necessary for payment 
of the administrative expenses incurred by the Secretary in carrying 
out the Secretary's responsibilities under title X of the Railroad 
Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976.
    (d) Administrative Expenses of Public Agencies.--Of the amounts 
authorized to be appropriated under subsection (a) of this section, the 
Secretary of Transportation may reserve up to 1 percent for the purpose 
of providing financial assistance under section 1001(e).
    (e) Funds To Remain Available.--Funds made available under this 
section shall remain available until expended.
    (f) Northeast Corridor.--Section 601(a)(1)(B) of the Rail Passenger 
Service Act (45 U.S.C. 601(a)(1)(B)) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(B) $205,000,000 for fiscal year 1994, and 
                $210,000,000 for fiscal year 1995.''.

                       TITLE II--LABOR PROTECTION

SEC. 201. LABOR PROTECTION.

    Title X of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 
1976, as added by title I of this Act, is further amended by adding at 
the end the following new section:

``SEC. 1008. LABOR STANDARDS.

    ``The Secretary shall take such action as may be necessary to 
ensure that all laborers and mechanics employed by contractors or 
subcontractors in the performance of construction work undertaken with 
financial assistance provided under this title shall be paid wages at 
rates not less than those prevailing on similar construction in the 
locality as determined by the Secretary of Labor in accordance with the 
Davis-Bacon Act (40 U.S.C. 276a et seq.). The Secretary shall not 
approve any such financial assistance without first obtaining adequate 
assurance that required labor standards will be maintained on the 
construction work. Wages rates provided for in collective bargaining 
agreements negotiated under and pursuant to the Railway Labor Act shall 
be considered in compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act.''.
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