Text: H.R.803 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/03/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 803

To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to require metropolitan planning organizations to consider greenhouse gas emissions in long-range transportation plans and transportation improvement programs.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 3, 2009

Mr. Doggett (for himself, Mr. Blumenauer, Mr. Inslee, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Stark, and Mr. Thompson of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, to require metropolitan planning organizations to consider greenhouse gas emissions in long-range transportation plans and transportation improvement programs.

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 “Green Transit Act”.

SEC. 2. Greenhouse gas emissions in long-range transportation plans.

(a) Highway planning.—Section 134(c)(2) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following sentence: “Such plans and TIPs shall be developed after consideration of emissions of greenhouse gases (as defined in section 211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) and shall provide for reductions in such emissions.”

(b) Public transportation planning.—Section 5303(c)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following sentence: “Such plans and TIPs shall be developed after consideration of emissions of greenhouse gases (as defined in section 211(o)(1) of the Clean Air Act (42 U.S.C. 7545(o)(1)) and shall provide for reductions in such emissions.”