A Bill to Invest in High Speed Railroads

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Title of Legislation * A Bill to Invest in High Speed Railroads
Designation * Primary
Date of Congress * 3/17/18
* BE IT ENACTED BY THE STUDENT CONGRESS HERE ASSEMBLED THAT:
2 Section 1. There shall be the creation of a new subsidiary of the Department of Transportation, known as the National High-Speed Rail Authority, which shall investigate future high-speed rail projects and advise the federal government on a course as to h
3 Section 2. “High-speed rail” is defined to be a rail transport system that supports and regularly operates trains at speeds exceeding 125 mph. An “investigation” includes but is not limited to: examining the estimated costs, profitability, economic impac
4 Section 3. This legislation shall be overseen by the Department of Transportation and Federal Railroad Administration.
5 A. All high-speed rail projects that wish to receive federal funding must have their proposals reviewed by the National High-Speed Rail Authority.
6 B. Funding for the National High-Speed Rail Authority shall begin at $1.6 billion, subject to revisions each year, and be added to the current Department of Transportation budget.
7 C. Funding for any high speed rail project shall only be granted after each completed mile of high-speed track has been inspected and approved by the Federal Railroad Administration.
8 D. High-speed projects shall not begin construction before January 1st, 2019. The time until this point shall be used for investigation of possible projects.
9 E. At least 16 miles of high-speed rail, initiated by the National High-Speed Rail Authority and ready for public use, must be completed by December 31st, 2019.
10 Section 4. This legislation shall be implemented and the Authority initialized on April 1st, 2018.
11 Section 5. All laws in conflict with this legislation are hereby declared null and void.
Respectfully Submitted, Name of School * Respectfully Submitted by Christ the King High School

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