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              SURFACE TRANSPORTATION EXTENSION ACT OF 2015

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Public Law 114-73
114th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To provide an extension of Federal-aid highway, highway safety, motor 
 carrier safety, transit, and other programs funded out of the Highway 
   Trust Fund, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 29, 2015 -  [H.R. 
                                3819]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Surface 
Transportation Extension Act of 2015. Time periods. 23 USC 101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; RECONCILIATION OF FUNDS; TABLE OF 
                              CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Surface 
Transportation Extension Act of 2015''.
    (b) Reconciliation of Funds.--The Secretary of Transportation shall 
reduce the amount apportioned or allocated for a program, project, or 
activity under this Act in fiscal year 2016 by amounts apportioned or 
allocated pursuant to the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health 
Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015, including the amendments made by 
that Act, for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
October 29, 2015.
    (c) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; reconciliation of funds; table of contents.

            TITLE I--SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM EXTENSION

                    Subtitle A--Federal-Aid Highways

Sec. 1001. Extension of Federal-aid highway programs.
Sec. 1002. Administrative expenses.

            Subtitle B--Extension of Highway Safety Programs

Sec. 1101. Extension of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 
           highway safety programs.
Sec. 1102. Extension of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration 
           programs.
Sec. 1103. Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act.

               Subtitle C--Public Transportation Programs

Sec. 1201. Formula grants for rural areas.
Sec. 1202. Apportionment of appropriations for formula grants.
Sec. 1203. Authorizations for public transportation.
Sec. 1204. Bus and bus facilities formula grants.

                     Subtitle D--Hazardous Materials

Sec. 1301. Authorization of appropriations.
Sec. 1302. Ensuring safe implementation of positive train control 
           systems.

                      TITLE II--REVENUE PROVISIONS

Sec. 2001. Extension of Highway Trust Fund expenditure authority.

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            TITLE I--SURFACE TRANSPORTATION PROGRAM EXTENSION

                    Subtitle A--Federal-Aid Highways

SEC. 1001. EXTENSION OF FEDERAL-AID HIGHWAY PROGRAMS.

    (a) In General.--Section 1001(a) of the Highway and Transportation 
Funding Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1840) is amended by striking ``October 
29, 2015'' and inserting ``November 20, 2015''.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--
            (1) Highway trust fund.--Section 1001(b)(1)(B) of the 
        Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1840) 
        is amended by striking ``for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on October 29, 2015, \29/366\ of the total 
        amount'' and inserting ``for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015, \51/366\ of the total 
        amount''.
            (2) General fund.--Section 1123(h)(1) of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 
        202 note) is amended by striking ``and $2,377,049 out of the 
        general fund of the Treasury to carry out the program for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
        2015'' and inserting ``and $4,180,328 out of the general fund of 
        the Treasury to carry out the program for the period beginning 
        on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.

    (c) Use of Funds.--
            (1) In general.--Section 1001(c)(1)(B) of the Highway and 
        Transportation Funding Act of 2014 (128 Stat. 1840) is amended--
                    (A) by striking ``October 29, 2015,'' and inserting 
                ``November 20, 2015,''; and
                    (B) by striking ``\29/366\'' and inserting ``\51/
                366\''.
            (2) Obligation ceiling.--Section 1102 of MAP-21 (23 U.S.C. 
        104 note) is amended--
                    (A) by striking subsection (a)(4) and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(4) $5,595,839,851 for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.'';
                    (B) in subsection (b)(12) by striking ``, and for 
                the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                October 29, 2015, only in an amount equal to 
                $639,000,000, less any reductions that would have 
                otherwise been required for that year by section 251A of 
                the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 
                1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a), then multiplied by \29/366\ for 
                that period'' and inserting ``, and for the period 
                beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 
                2015, only in an amount equal to $639,000,000, less any 
                reductions that would have otherwise been required for 
                that year by section 251A of the Balanced Budget and 
                Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a), 
                then multiplied by \51/366\ for that period'';
                    (C) in subsection (c)--

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                          (i) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) by 
                      striking ``October 29, 2015'' and inserting 
                      ``November 20, 2015''; and
                          (ii) in paragraph (2) in the matter preceding 
                      subparagraph (A) by striking ``for the period 
                      beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      October 29, 2015, that is equal to \29/366\ of 
                      such unobligated balance'' and inserting ``for the 
                      period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      November 20, 2015, that is equal to \51/366\ of 
                      such unobligated balance''; and
                    (D) in subsection (f)(1) in the matter preceding 
                subparagraph (A) by striking ``October 29, 2015'' and 
                inserting ``November 20, 2015''.
SEC. 1002. ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES.

    Section 1002 of the Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2014 
(128 Stat. 1842) is amended--
            (1) by striking subsection (a)(2) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(2) $61,311,475 for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(2) by striking ``and for the period 
        beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015, 
        subject to the limitations on administrative expenses under the 
        heading `Federal Highway Administration' '' and inserting ``and 
        for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
        November 20, 2015, subject to the limitations on administrative 
        expenses for the Federal Highway Administration and Appalachian 
        Regional Commission''.

            Subtitle B--Extension of Highway Safety Programs

SEC. 1101. EXTENSION OF NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY 
                          ADMINISTRATION HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAMS.

    (a) Extension of Programs.--
            (1) Highway safety programs.--Section 31101(a)(1)(D) of MAP-
        21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(D) $32,745,902 for the period beginning on 
                October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.
            (2) Highway safety research and development.--Section 
        31101(a)(2)(D) of MAP-21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to read as 
        follows:
                    ``(D) $15,815,574 for the period beginning on 
                October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.
            (3) National priority safety programs.--Section 
        31101(a)(3)(D) of MAP-21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to read as 
        follows:
                    ``(D) $37,901,639 for the period beginning on 
                October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.
            (4) National driver register.--Section 31101(a)(4)(D) of 
        MAP-21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(D) $696,721 for the period beginning on October 
                1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.
            (5) High visibility enforcement program.--

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                    (A) Authorization of appropriations.--Section 
                31101(a)(5)(D) of MAP-21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to 
                read as follows:
                    ``(D) $4,040,984 for the period beginning on October 
                1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.
                    (B) Law enforcement campaigns.--Section 2009(a) of 
                SAFETEA-LU (23 U.S.C. 402 note) is amended--
                          (i) in the first sentence by striking 
                      ``October 29, 2015'' and inserting ``November 20, 
                      2015''; and
                          (ii) in the second sentence by striking 
                      ``October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``November 20, 
                      2015,''.
            (6) Administrative expenses.--Section 31101(a)(6)(D) of MAP-
        21 (126 Stat. 733) is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(D) $3,553,279 for the period beginning on October 
                1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.

    (b) Cooperative Research and Evaluation.--Section 403(f)(1) of title 
23, United States Code, is amended by striking ``and $198,087 of the 
total amount available for apportionment to the States for highway 
safety programs under section 402(c) in the period beginning on October 
1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $348,361 
of the total amount available for apportionment to the States for 
highway safety programs under section 402(c) in the period beginning on 
October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
    (c) Applicability of Title 23.--Section 31101(c) of MAP-21 (126 
Stat. 733) is amended by striking ``October 29, 2015,'' and inserting 
``November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1102. EXTENSION OF FEDERAL MOTOR CARRIER SAFETY 
                          ADMINISTRATION PROGRAMS.

    (a) Motor Carrier Safety Grants.--Section 31104(a)(11) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
            ``(11) $30,377,049 for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.

    (b) Administrative Expenses.--Section 31104(i)(1)(K) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
                    ``(K) $36,090,164 for the period beginning on 
                October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.

    (c) Grant Programs.--
            (1) Commercial driver's license program improvement 
        grants.--Section 4101(c)(1) of SAFETEA-LU (119 Stat. 1715) is 
        amended by striking ``and $2,377,049 for the period beginning on 
        October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015'' and inserting 
        ``and $4,180,328 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
        and ending on November 20, 2015''.
            (2) Border enforcement grants.--Section 4101(c)(2) of 
        SAFETEA-LU (119 Stat. 1715) is amended by striking ``and 
        $2,535,519 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and 
        ending on October 29, 2015'' and inserting ``and $4,459,016 for 
        the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 
        20, 2015''.
            (3) Performance and registration information system 
        management grant program.--Section 4101(c)(3) of SAFETEA-LU (119 
        Stat. 1715) is amended by striking ``and $396,175 for the period 
        beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015'' 
        and inserting ``and $696,721 for

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        the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 
        20, 2015''.
            (4) Commercial vehicle information systems and networks 
        deployment program.--Section 4101(c)(4) of SAFETEA-LU (119 Stat. 
        1715) is amended by striking ``and $1,980,874 for the period 
        beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015'' 
        and inserting ``and $3,483,607 for the period beginning on 
        October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.
            (5) Safety data improvement grants.--Section 4101(c)(5) of 
        SAFETEA-LU (119 Stat. 1715) is amended by striking ``and 
        $237,705 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
        on October 29, 2015'' and inserting ``and $418,033 for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 
        2015''.

    (d) High-Priority Activities.--Section 31104(k)(2) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended by striking ``and up to $1,188,525 for 
the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
2015,'' and inserting ``and up to $2,090,164 for the period beginning on 
October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
    (e) New Entrant Audits.--Section 31144(g)(5)(B) of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``and up to $2,535,519 for the 
period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' 
and inserting ``and up to $4,459,016 for the period beginning on October 
1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
    (f) Outreach and Education.--Section 4127(e) of SAFETEA-LU (119 
Stat. 1741) <<NOTE: 49 USC 31301 note.>>  is amended by striking ``and 
$316,940 to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the 
period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' 
and inserting ``and $557,377 to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
on November 20, 2015,''.

    (g) Grant Program for Commercial Motor Vehicle Operators.--Section 
4134(c) of SAFETEA-LU (49 U.S.C. 31301 note) is amended by striking 
``and $79,235 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $139,344 for the period 
beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1103. DINGELL-JOHNSON SPORT FISH RESTORATION ACT.

    Section 4 of the Dingell-Johnson Sport Fish Restoration Act (16 
U.S.C. 777c) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a) in the matter preceding paragraph (1) 
        by striking ``October 29, 2015'' and inserting ``November 20, 
        2015''; and
            (2) in subsection (b)(1)(A) by striking ``October 29, 
        2015,'' and inserting ``November 20, 2015,''.

               Subtitle C--Public Transportation Programs

SEC. 1201. FORMULA GRANTS FOR RURAL AREAS.

    Section 5311(c)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``and $396,175 for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October

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        29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $696,721 for the period 
        beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 
        2015,''; and
            (2) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``and $1,980,874 for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
        2015,'' and inserting ``and $3,483,607 for the period beginning 
        on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1202. APPORTIONMENT OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR FORMULA GRANTS.

    Section 5336(h)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
striking ``and $2,377,049 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $4,180,328 for the 
period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1203. AUTHORIZATIONS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

    (a) Formula Grants.--Section 5338(a) of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ``and $681,024,590 for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
        2015'' and inserting ``and $1,197,663,934 for the period 
        beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015'';
            (2) in paragraph (2)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A) by striking ``and 
                $10,205,464 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and 
                $17,947,541 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
                    (B) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``and $792,350 
                for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
                on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $1,393,443 
                for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
                on November 20, 2015,'';
                    (C) in subparagraph (C) by striking ``and 
                $353,281,011 for the period beginning on October 1, 
                2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting 
                ``and $621,287,295 for the period beginning on October 
                1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
                    (D) in subparagraph (D) by striking ``and 
                $20,466,393 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and 
                $35,992,623 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
                    (E) in subparagraph (E)--
                          (i) by striking ``and $48,159,016 for the 
                      period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and 
                      $84,693,443 for the period beginning on October 1, 
                      2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
                          (ii) by striking ``and $2,377,049 for the 
                      period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $4,180,328 
                      for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and 
                      ending on November 20, 2015,''; and
                          (iii) by striking ``and $1,584,699 for the 
                      period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $2,786,885 
                      for the period

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                      beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                      November 20, 2015,'';
                    (F) in subparagraph (F) by striking ``and $237,705 
                for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
                on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $418,033 for 
                the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                November 20, 2015,'';
                    (G) in subparagraph (G) by striking ``and $396,175 
                for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
                on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $696,721 for 
                the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                November 20, 2015,'';
                    (H) in subparagraph (H) by striking ``and $305,055 
                for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
                on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $536,475 for 
                the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
                November 20, 2015,'';
                    (I) in subparagraph (I) by striking ``and 
                $171,615,027 for the period beginning on October 1, 
                2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting 
                ``and $301,805,738 for the period beginning on October 
                1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
                    (J) in subparagraph (J) by striking ``and 
                $33,896,721 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and 
                $59,611,475 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on November 20, 2015,''; and
                    (K) in subparagraph (K) by striking ``and 
                $41,669,672 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and 
                $73,281,148 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
                and ending on November 20, 2015,''.

    (b) Research, Development Demonstration and Deployment Projects.--
Section 5338(b) of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking 
``and $5,546,448 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
on October 29, 2015'' and inserting ``and $9,754,098 for the period 
beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.
    (c) Transit Cooperative Research Program.--Section 5338(c) of title 
49, United States Code, is amended by striking ``and $554,645 for the 
period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015'' 
and inserting ``and $975,410 for the period beginning on October 1, 
2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.
    (d) Technical Assistance and Standards Development.--Section 5338(d) 
of title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking ``and $554,645 
for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
2015'' and inserting ``and $975,410 for the period beginning on October 
1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.
    (e) Human Resources and Training.--Section 5338(e) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended by striking ``and $396,175 for the period 
beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015'' and 
inserting ``and $696,721 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
and ending on November 20, 2015''.
    (f) Capital Investment Grants.--Section 5338(g) of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``and $151,101,093 for the period 
beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October

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29, 2015'' and inserting ``and $265,729,508 for the period beginning on 
October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015''.
    (g) Administration.--Section 5338(h) of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ``and $8,240,437 for the 
        period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 
        2015'' and inserting ``and $14,491,803 for the period beginning 
        on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015'';
            (2) in paragraph (2) by striking ``and not less than 
        $396,175 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
        on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and not less than 
        $696,721 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending 
        on November 20, 2015,''; and
            (3) in paragraph (3) by striking ``and not less than $79,235 
        for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
        October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and not less than $139,344 
        for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on 
        November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1204. BUS AND BUS FACILITIES FORMULA GRANTS.

    Section 5339(d)(1) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and $5,189,891 for the period beginning on 
        October 1, 2015, and ending on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting 
        ``and $9,127,049 for the period beginning on October 1, 2015, 
        and ending on November 20, 2015,'';
            (2) by striking ``$99,044 for such period'' and inserting 
        ``$174,180 for such period''; and
            (3) by striking ``$39,617 for such period'' and inserting 
        ``$69,672 for such period''.

                     Subtitle D--Hazardous Materials

SEC. 1301. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    (a) In General.--Section 5128(a)(4) of title 49, United States Code, 
is amended to read as follows:
            ``(4) $5,958,639 for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015.''.

    (b) Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Fund.--Section 
5128(b)(2) of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read as 
follows:
            ``(2) Fiscal year 2016.--From the Hazardous Materials 
        Emergency Preparedness Fund established under section 5116(i), 
        the Secretary may expend for the period beginning on October 1, 
        2015, and ending on November 20, 2015--
                    ``(A) $26,197 to carry out section 5115;
                    ``(B) $3,037,705 to carry out subsections (a) and 
                (b) of section 5116, of which not less than $1,902,049 
                shall be available to carry out section 5116(b);
                    ``(C) $20,902 to carry out section 5116(f);
                    ``(D) $87,090 to publish and distribute the 
                Emergency Response Guidebook under section 5116(i)(3); 
                and
                    ``(E) $139,344 to carry out section 5116(j).''.

    (c) Hazardous Materials Training Grants.--Section 5128(c) of title 
49, United States Code, is amended by striking ``and $316,940 for the 
period beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending

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on October 29, 2015,'' and inserting ``and $557,377 for the period 
beginning on October 1, 2015, and ending on November 20, 2015,''.
SEC. 1302. <<NOTE: Positive Train Control Enforcement and 
                          Implementation Act of 2015. 49 USC 20101 
                          note.>>  ENSURING SAFE IMPLEMENTATION OF 
                          POSITIVE TRAIN CONTROL SYSTEMS.

    (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Positive Train 
Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015''.
    (b) In General.--Section 20157 of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)(1)--
                    (A) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  by striking ``18 months 
                after the date of enactment of the Rail Safety 
                Improvement Act of 2008'' and inserting ``90 days after 
                the date of enactment of the Positive Train Control 
                Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015'';
                    (B) by striking ``develop and'';
                    (C) by striking ``a plan for implementing'' and 
                inserting ``a revised plan for implementing'';
                    (D) by striking ``December 31, 2015'' and inserting 
                ``December 31, 2018''; and
                    (E) in subparagraph (B) by striking ``parts'' and 
                inserting ``sections'';
            (2) by striking subsection (a)(2) and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(2) Implementation.--
                    ``(A) Contents of revised plan.--A revised plan 
                required under paragraph (1) shall--
                          ``(i) describe--
                                    ``(I) how the positive train control 
                                system will provide for interoperability 
                                of the system with the movements of 
                                trains of other railroad carriers over 
                                its lines; and
                                    ``(II) how, to the extent practical, 
                                the positive train control system will 
                                be implemented in a manner that 
                                addresses areas of greater risk before 
                                areas of lesser risk;
                          ``(ii) comply with the positive train control 
                      system implementation plan content requirements 
                      under section 236.1011 of title 49, Code of 
                      Federal Regulations; and
                          ``(iii) provide--
                                    ``(I) the calendar year or years in 
                                which spectrum will be acquired and will 
                                be available for use in each area as 
                                needed for positive train control system 
                                implementation, if such spectrum is not 
                                already acquired and available for use;
                                    ``(II) the total amount of positive 
                                train control system hardware that will 
                                be installed for implementation, with 
                                totals separated by each major hardware 
                                category;
                                    ``(III) the total amount of positive 
                                train control system hardware that will 
                                be installed by the end of each calendar 
                                year until the positive train control 
                                system is implemented, with totals 
                                separated by each hardware category;
                                    ``(IV) the total number of employees 
                                required to receive training under the 
                                applicable positive train control system 
                                regulations;

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                                    ``(V) the total number of employees 
                                that will receive the training, as 
                                required under the applicable positive 
                                train control system regulations, by the 
                                end of each calendar year until the 
                                positive train control system is 
                                implemented;
                                    ``(VI) a summary of any remaining 
                                technical, programmatic, operational, or 
                                other challenges to the implementation 
                                of a positive train control system, 
                                including challenges with--
                                            ``(aa) availability of 
                                        public funding;
                                            ``(bb) interoperability;
                                            ``(cc) spectrum;
                                            ``(dd) software;
                                            ``(ee) permitting; and
                                            ``(ff) testing, 
                                        demonstration, and 
                                        certification; and
                                    ``(VII) a schedule and sequence for 
                                implementing a positive train control 
                                system by the deadline established under 
                                paragraph (1).
                    ``(B) Alternative schedule and sequence.--
                Notwithstanding the implementation deadline under 
                paragraph (1) and in lieu of a schedule and sequence 
                under paragraph (2)(A)(iii)(VII), a railroad carrier or 
                other entity subject to paragraph (1) may include in its 
                revised plan an alternative schedule and sequence for 
                implementing a positive train control system, subject to 
                review under paragraph (3). <<NOTE: Deadline.>> Such 
                schedule and sequence shall provide for implementation 
                of a positive train control system as soon as 
                practicable, but not later than the date that is 24 
                months after the implementation deadline under paragraph 
                (1).
                    ``(C) Amendments.--A railroad carrier or other 
                entity subject to paragraph (1) may file a request to 
                amend a revised plan, including any alternative schedule 
                and sequence, as applicable, in accordance with section 
                236.1021 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
                    ``(D) Compliance.--A railroad carrier or other 
                entity subject to paragraph (1) shall implement a 
                positive train control system in accordance with its 
                revised plan, including any amendments or any 
                alternative schedule and sequence approved by the 
                Secretary under paragraph (3).
            ``(3) Secretarial review.--
                    ``(A) Notification.--A railroad carrier or other 
                entity that submits a revised plan under paragraph (1) 
                and proposes an alternative schedule and sequence under 
                paragraph (2)(B) shall submit to the Secretary a written 
                notification when such railroad carrier or other entity 
                is prepared for review under subparagraph (B).
                    ``(B) <<NOTE: Deadline. Review. Determination.>>  
                Criteria.--Not later than 90 days after a railroad 
                carrier or other entity submits a notification under 
                subparagraph (A), the Secretary shall review the 
                alternative schedule and sequence submitted pursuant to 
                paragraph (2)(B) and determine whether the railroad 
                carrier or other entity has demonstrated, to the 
                satisfaction of the Secretary, that such carrier or 
                entity has--

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                          ``(i) installed all positive train control 
                      system hardware consistent with the plan contents 
                      provided pursuant to paragraph (2)(A)(iii)(II) on 
                      or before the implementation deadline under 
                      paragraph (1);
                          ``(ii) acquired all spectrum necessary for 
                      implementation of a positive train control system, 
                      consistent with the plan contents provided 
                      pursuant to paragraph (2)(A)(iii)(I) on or before 
                      the implementation deadline under paragraph (1);
                          ``(iii) completed employee training required 
                      under the applicable positive train control system 
                      regulations;
                          ``(iv) included in its revised plan an 
                      alternative schedule and sequence for implementing 
                      a positive train control system as soon as 
                      practicable, pursuant to paragraph (2)(B);
                          ``(v) <<NOTE: Certification.>>  certified to 
                      the Secretary in writing that it will be in full 
                      compliance with the requirements of this section 
                      on or before the date provided in an alternative 
                      schedule and sequence, subject to approval by the 
                      Secretary;
                          ``(vi) in the case of a Class I railroad 
                      carrier and Amtrak, implemented a positive train 
                      control system or initiated revenue service 
                      demonstration on the majority of territories, such 
                      as subdivisions or districts, or route miles that 
                      are owned or controlled by such carrier and 
                      required to have operations governed by a positive 
                      train control system; and
                          ``(vii) in the case of any other railroad 
                      carrier or other entity not subject to clause 
                      (vi)--
                                    ``(I) initiated revenue service 
                                demonstration on at least 1 territory 
                                that is required to have operations 
                                governed by a positive train control 
                                system; or
                                    ``(II) met any other criteria 
                                established by the Secretary.
                    ``(C) Decision.--
                          ``(i) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In general.--Not 
                      later than 90 days after the receipt of the 
                      notification from a railroad carrier or other 
                      entity under subparagraph (A), the Secretary 
                      shall--
                                    ``(I) approve an alternative 
                                schedule and sequence submitted pursuant 
                                to paragraph (2)(B) if the railroad 
                                carrier or other entity meets the 
                                criteria in subparagraph (B); and
                                    ``(II) <<NOTE: Notification.>>  
                                notify in writing the railroad carrier 
                                or other entity of the decision.
                          ``(ii) <<NOTE: Deadline. Notification.>>  
                      Deficiencies.--Not later than 45 days after the 
                      receipt of the notification under subparagraph 
                      (A), the Secretary shall provide to the railroad 
                      carrier or other entity a written notification of 
                      any deficiencies that would prevent approval under 
                      clause (i) and provide the railroad carrier or 
                      other entity an opportunity to correct 
                      deficiencies before the date specified in such 
                      clause.
                    ``(D) Revised deadlines.--

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                          ``(i) Pending reviews.--For a railroad carrier 
                      or other entity that submits a notification under 
                      subparagraph (A), the deadline for implementation 
                      of a positive train control system required under 
                      paragraph (1) shall be extended until the date on 
                      which the Secretary approves or disapproves the 
                      alternative schedule and sequence, if such date is 
                      later than the implementation date under paragraph 
                      (1).
                          ``(ii) Alternative schedule and sequence 
                      deadline.--If the Secretary approves a railroad 
                      carrier or other entity's alternative schedule and 
                      sequence under subparagraph (C)(i), the railroad 
                      carrier or other entity's deadline for 
                      implementation of a positive train control system 
                      required under paragraph (1) shall be the date 
                      specified in that railroad carrier or other 
                      entity's alternative schedule and sequence. The 
                      Secretary may not approve a date for 
                      implementation that is later than 24 months from 
                      the deadline in paragraph (1).'';
            (3) by striking subsections (c), (d), and (e) and inserting 
        the following:

    ``(c) Progress Reports and Review.--
            ``(1) Progress reports.--Each railroad carrier or other 
        entity subject to subsection (a) shall, not later than March 31, 
        2016, and annually thereafter until such carrier or entity has 
        completed implementation of a positive train control system, 
        submit to the Secretary a report on the progress toward 
        implementing such systems, including--
                    ``(A) the information on spectrum acquisition 
                provided pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii)(I);
                    ``(B) the totals provided pursuant to subclauses 
                (III) and (V) of subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii), by 
                territory, if applicable;
                    ``(C) the extent to which the railroad carrier or 
                other entity is complying with the implementation 
                schedule under subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii)(VII) or 
                subsection (a)(2)(B);
                    ``(D) any update to the information provided under 
                subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii)(VI);
                    ``(E) for each entity providing regularly scheduled 
                intercity or commuter rail passenger transportation, a 
                description of the resources identified and allocated to 
                implement a positive train control system;
                    ``(F) for each railroad carrier or other entity 
                subject to subsection (a), the total number of route 
                miles on which a positive train control system has been 
                initiated for revenue service demonstration or 
                implemented, as compared to the total number of route 
                miles required to have a positive train control system 
                under subsection (a); and
                    ``(G) any other information requested by the 
                Secretary.
            ``(2) Plan review.--The Secretary shall at least annually 
        conduct reviews to ensure that railroad carriers or other 
        entities are complying with the revised plan submitted under 
        subsection (a), including any amendments or any alternative 
        schedule and sequence approved by the Secretary. Such railroad 
        carriers or other entities shall provide such information as the 
        Secretary determines necessary to adequately conduct such 
        reviews.
            ``(3) <<NOTE: Web site.>>  Public availability.--Not later 
        than 60 days after receipt, the Secretary shall make available 
        to the public on

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        the Internet Web site of the Department of Transportation any 
        report submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) or subsection (d), 
        but may exclude, as the Secretary determines appropriate--
                    ``(A) proprietary information; and
                    ``(B) security-sensitive information, including 
                information described in section 1520.5(a) of title 49, 
                Code of Federal Regulations.

    ``(d) Report to Congress.--Not later than July 1, 2018, the 
Secretary shall transmit to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report on the 
progress of each railroad carrier or other entity subject to subsection 
(a) in implementing a positive train control system.
    ``(e) <<NOTE: Assessment.>>  Enforcement.--The Secretary is 
authorized to assess civil penalties pursuant to chapter 213 for--
            ``(1) a violation of this section;
            ``(2) the failure to submit or comply with the revised plan 
        required under subsection (a), including the failure to comply 
        with the totals provided pursuant to subclauses (III) and (V) of 
        subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii) and the spectrum acquisition dates 
        provided pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(A)(iii)(I);
            ``(3) failure to comply with any amendments to such revised 
        plan pursuant to subsection (a)(2)(C); and
            ``(4) the failure to comply with an alternative schedule and 
        sequence submitted under subsection (a)(2)(B) and approved by 
        the Secretary under subsection (a)(3)(C).'';
            (4) in subsection (h)--
                    (A) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
                following:
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
                    (B) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) Provisional operation.--Notwithstanding the 
        requirements of paragraph (1), the Secretary may authorize a 
        railroad carrier or other entity to commence operation in 
        revenue service of a positive train control system or component 
        to the extent necessary to enable the safe implementation and 
        operation of a positive train control system in phases.'';
            (5) in subsection (i)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (1) through (3) as 
                paragraphs (3) through (5), respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting before paragraph (3) (as so 
                redesignated) the following:
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Definitions.>>  Equivalent or greater level of 
        safety.--The term `equivalent or greater level of safety' means 
        the compliance of a railroad carrier with--
                    ``(A) appropriate operating rules in place 
                immediately prior to the use or implementation of such 
                carrier's positive train control system, except that 
                such rules may be changed by such carrier to improve 
                safe operations; and
                    ``(B) all applicable safety regulations, except as 
                specified in subsection (j).
            ``(2) Hardware.--The term `hardware' means a locomotive 
        apparatus, a wayside interface unit (including any associated 
        legacy signal system replacements), switch position monitors 
        needed for a positive train control system, physical back office 
        system equipment, a base station radio, a wayside radio, a 
        locomotive radio, or a communication tower or pole.''; and

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            (6) by adding at the end the following:

    ``(j) Early Adoption.--
            ``(1) <<NOTE: Certification.>>  Operations.--From the date 
        of enactment of the Positive Train Control Enforcement and 
        Implementation Act of 2015 through the 1-year period beginning 
        on the date on which the last Class I railroad carrier's 
        positive train control system subject to subsection (a) is 
        certified by the Secretary under subsection (h)(1) of this 
        section and is implemented on all of that railroad carrier's 
        lines required to have operations governed by a positive train 
        control system, any railroad carrier, including any railroad 
        carrier that has its positive train control system certified by 
        the Secretary, shall not be subject to the operational 
        restrictions set forth in sections 236.567 and 236.1029 of title 
        49, Code of Federal Regulations, that would apply where a 
        controlling locomotive that is operating in, or is to be 
        operated in, a positive train control-equipped track segment 
        experiences a positive train control system failure, a positive 
        train control operated consist is not provided by another 
        railroad carrier when provided in interchange, or a positive 
        train control system otherwise fails to initialize, cuts out, or 
        malfunctions, provided that such carrier operates at an 
        equivalent or greater level of safety than the level achieved 
        immediately prior to the use or implementation of its positive 
        train control system.
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Determination.>>  Safety assurance.--During 
        the period described in paragraph (1), if a positive train 
        control system that has been certified and implemented fails to 
        initialize, cuts out, or malfunctions, the affected railroad 
        carrier or other entity shall make reasonable efforts to 
        determine the cause of the failure and adjust, repair, or 
        replace any faulty component causing the system failure in a 
        timely manner.
            ``(3) Plans.--The positive train control safety plan for 
        each railroad carrier or other entity shall describe the safety 
        measures, such as operating rules and actions to comply with 
        applicable safety regulations, that will be put in place during 
        any system failure.
            ``(4) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Notification.--During the period 
        described in paragraph (1), if a positive train control system 
        that has been certified and implemented fails to initialize, 
        cuts out, or malfunctions, the affected railroad carrier or 
        other entity shall submit a notification to the appropriate 
        regional office of the Federal Railroad Administration within 7 
        days of the system failure, or under alternative location and 
        deadline requirements set by the Secretary, and include in the 
        notification a description of the safety measures the affected 
        railroad carrier or other entity has in place.

    ``(k) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  Small Railroads.--Not later than 120 days 
after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall amend 
section 236.1006(b)(4)(iii)(B) of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations 
(relating to equipping locomotives for applicable Class II and Class III 
railroads operating in positive train control territory) to extend each 
deadline under such section by 3 years.

    ``(l) <<NOTE: Notification.>>  Revenue Service Demonstration.--When 
a railroad carrier or other entity subject to (a)(1) notifies the 
Secretary it is prepared to initiate revenue service demonstration, it 
shall also notify any applicable tenant railroad carrier or other entity 
subject to subsection (a)(1).''.

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    (c) Conforming Amendment.--Section 20157(g), <<NOTE: 49 USC 
20157.>> is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The Secretary'' and inserting the 
        following:
            ``(1) In general.--The Secretary''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(2) <<NOTE: Deadlines.>>  Conforming regulatory 
        amendments.--Immediately after the date of the enactment of the 
        Positive Train Control Enforcement and Implementation Act of 
        2015, the Secretary--
                    ``(A) shall remove or revise the date-specific 
                deadlines in the regulations or orders implementing this 
                section to the extent necessary to conform with the 
                amendments made by such Act; and
                    ``(B) may not enforce any such date-specific 
                deadlines or requirements that are inconsistent with the 
                amendments made by such Act.
            ``(3) Review.--Nothing in the Positive Train Control 
        Enforcement and Implementation Act of 2015, or the amendments 
        made by such Act, shall be construed to require the Secretary to 
        issue regulations to implement such Act or amendments other than 
        the regulatory amendments required by paragraph (2) and 
        subsection (k).''.

                      TITLE II--REVENUE PROVISIONS

SEC. 2001. EXTENSION OF HIGHWAY TRUST FUND EXPENDITURE AUTHORITY.

    (a) Highway Trust Fund.--Section 9503 of the Internal Revenue Code 
of 1986 <<NOTE: 26 USC 9503.>> is amended--
            (1) by striking ``October 30, 2015'' in subsections 
        (b)(6)(B), (c)(1), and (e)(3) and inserting ``November 21, 
        2015'', and
            (2) by striking ``Surface Transportation and Veterans Health 
        Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015'' in subsections (c)(1) and 
        (e)(3) and inserting ``Surface Transportation Extension Act of 
        2015''.

    (b) Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund.--Section 9504 of 
such Code is amended--
            (1) by striking ``Surface Transportation and Veterans Health 
        Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015'' each place it appears in 
        subsection (b)(2) and inserting ``Surface Transportation 
        Extension Act of 2015'', and
            (2) by striking ``October 30, 2015'' in subsection (d)(2) 
        and inserting ``November 21, 2015''.

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    (c) Leaking Underground Storage Tank Trust Fund.--Section 9508(e)(2) 
of such Code <<NOTE: 26 USC 9508.>> is amended by striking ``October 30, 
2015'' and inserting ``November 21, 2015''.

    Approved October 29, 2015.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3819 (S. 1350):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 161 (2015):
            Oct. 27, considered and passed House.
            Oct. 28, considered and passed Senate.

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