S.2891 - Innovation in Surface Transportation Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 09/18/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Environment and Public Works|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/18/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2891 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (09/18/2014)
Innovation in Surface Transportation Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of Transportation (DOT), in coordination with state transportation departments, to establish an innovation in surface transportation program.
Requires states to make competitive grants for innovative surface transportation projects to eligible entities, including local governments, metropolitan planning organizations, regional transportation authorities, transit agencies, tribal governments, private providers of public transportation, nonprofit transportation organizations, port authorities, joint power authorities, freight rail providers, and local rail authorities.
Requires each state (including the governor and state department of transportation) to establish an innovation in surface transportation selection panel to formulate criteria for selecting projects.
Requires a state to reserve certain percentages of federal funds apportioned for the national highway performance, the highway safety improvement, the congestion mitigation and air quality improvement, surface transportation, and transportation alternatives programs in order to fund related projects under state innovative surface transportation grants.
Authorizes a state to reserve a specified percentage of apportioned funds to meet rural local government requests to support development of project applications.