Summary: H.R.5403 — 96th Congress (1979-1980)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/25/1979)

Amends the Rail Passenger Service Act to authorize the instigation of the Southwest Coast Corridor Service between San Diego and Los Angeles and beyond to the San Fernando Valley and to Oxnard.

Authorizes the acquisition of: (1) capital improvements; (2) railroad rights-of-way; (3) related facilities; and/or (4) real property.

Requires a detailed reporting to Congress on: (1) the estimated cost of the improvements; (2) possible obstacles to the establishment of the Corridor; and (3) recommendations as the desirability of implementing such Service.

Stipulates that this Act not preempt or reduce existing or prospective local and State authority to develop rail passenger transportation service.