H.R.148 - Neighborhood Rail Accountability Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 01/04/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||01/05/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.148 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/2007)
Neighborhood Rail Accountability Act - Amends federal transportation law to require the Surface Transportation Board, in determining whether to issue a certificate authorizing the construction of an additional railroad line or of an extension to any railroad line, to: (1) give greater weight to local official statements and public comments in opposition to the proposed construction (especially construction in a residential area) if there is an unusually high level of public opposition; and (2) identify any disproportionate negative impacts on any socioeconomic population, including a discussion of alternatives that were considered that would have avoided such impacts.
Prescribes procedural requirements for dealing with any false or incorrect information provided by an applicant for a certificate for construction.