Text: H.R.4343 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/07/2016)


114th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4343


To amend titles 23 and 49, United States Code, with respect to bikeshare projects, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 7, 2016

Mr. Blumenauer (for himself and Mr. Buchanan) 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, with respect to bikeshare projects, and for other purposes.

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 “Bikeshare Transit Act of 2016”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

Section 5302 of title 49, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (1)(E)—

(A) by striking “and installing” and inserting “, installing”; and

(B) by inserting before the semicolon the following: “, and bikeshare projects, including any project or activity carried out to facilitate a bicycle rental operation that makes bicycles available for public transportation, allows riders to pick up and drop off bicycles, serves a defined geographic area, and facilitates the transit of individuals between various points in such geographic area”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)—

(A) in subparagraph (K) by striking “or” at the end;

(B) in subparagraph (L) by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(M) the acquisition or replacement of bicycles and related equipment, including technology and vehicles needed to restock stations, and the construction of bicycle-related facilities to facilitate a bikeshare project.”.

SEC. 3. Congestion mitigation and air quality improvement program eligible projects.

Section 149(b)(7) of title 23, United States Code, is amended by inserting “bikesharing,” after “carsharing,”.