H.R.250 - Neighborhood Rail Accountability Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Green, Gene [D-TX-29] (Introduced 01/07/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||01/07/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials.|
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Summary: H.R.250 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/07/2009)
Neighborhood Rail Accountability Act - Requires 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.