S.325 - National Highway Borders Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Levin, Carl [D-MI] (Introduced 02/09/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/09/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.325 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/09/2005)
National Highway Borders Act of 2005 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish and implement a coordinated border infrastructure program under which the Secretary shall make allocations to border States (i.e., States with a common boundary with Canada or Mexico) for projects within a border region (the portion of a border State located within 100 kilometers of a land border crossing with Canada or Mexico) to improve the safe movement of people and goods at or across the U.S.-Canadian and U.S.-Mexican borders.
Permits allocations to States to be used in a border region only for specified: (1) improvements to transportation and supporting infrastructure that facilitate cross-border vehicle and cargo movement; (2) construction of highways and related safety and safety enforcement facilities; (3) operational improvements; (4) international coordination of planning, programming, and border operation; (5) projects in Canada or Mexico proposed by border States that directly and predominantly facilitate cross-border vehicle and commercial cargo movements; and (6) planning and environmental studies.
Directs the Secretary to allocate funds among border States on the basis of a specified formula. Sets the Federal cost share of projects under this Act at 80 percent.