S.2060 - Emergency Rail Services Act Amendments93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Hartke, Vance [D-IN] (Introduced 06/25/1973)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce | House - Commerce|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 93-344 Part 1; S.Rept 93-344 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||07/30/1973 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||07/27/1973 : Passed Senate|
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Summary: S.2060 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate amended (07/27/1973)
Emergency Rail Services Act Amendments - Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation, in the case of an actual or anticipated cessation of essential transportation services by any railroad to: (1) contract with the trustees for the continued provision of such services; or (2) acquire by purchase, lease, or other transfer, any equipment and facilities of such railroad and any operating rights over the tracks of such railroad as in the judgment of the Secretary is required for the continued provision of such services by the Secretary, the trustees, or the Secretary's assignee or asignees. Authorizes to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out such purposes.
Provides that the National Railroad Passenger Corporation is an instrumentality of the Federal Government.