Summary: H.R.7557 — 95th Congress (1977-1978)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (06/08/1977)

(Measure passed House, amended, roll call #323 (391-11))

Department of Transportation and Related Agencies Appropriation Act - =Title I: Department of Transportation= - Appropriates specified sums for fiscal year 1978 for: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Transportation; (2) the Coast Guard; (3) the Federal Aviation Administration; (4) the Federal Highway Administration; (5) the Federal Railroad Administration; (6) the Urban Mass Transportation Administration; (7) the Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation; and (8) the Materials Transportation Bureau. Stipulates the obligated balances against the appropriations for operating expenses and Reserve training for the Coast Guard for the two preceeding years shall be merged with the current appropriation for the Guard.

=Title II: Related Agencies= - Appropriates specified sums for fiscal year 1978 for: (1) the National Transportation Safety Board; (2) the Civil Aeronautics Board; (3) the Interstate Commerce Commission; (4) the Panama Canal Zone Government; (5) the Department of the Treasury for the acquisition of fund participation notes pursuant to the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976; (6) the United States Railway Association; (7) the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority; and (8) the National Transportation Policy Study Commission.

=Title III: General Provision= - Sets forth limitations on the use of funds made available under this Act including a prohibition on the use of funds for any further construction of the Miami jetport or of any other air facility in Florida lying south of the Okeechobee Waterway and in the drainage basin contributing water to the Everglades National Park until it has been shown by an appropriate study made jointly by the Departments of the Interior and Transportation that such an airport will not have an adverse environmental effect on the ecology of the Everglades.

Prohibits the use of funds made available under this Act for the liquidation of contractual obligations under the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 to support mass transit facilities, equipment or operating expenses unless the applicant for such assistance has given satisfactory assurances to the Secretary of Transportation that the rates charged elderly and handicapped persons during nonpeak hours shall not exceed one-half of the rates applicable to others during peak hours.

Prohibits the use of funds made available under this Act for any construction or improvements at Flushing Airport in New York City.