A BILL TO BE ENTITLED AN ACT TO UPDATE STATE LAW GOVERNING DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OVERSIGHT OF THE SAFETY OF RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS.
House committee substitute to the 1st edition makes the following changes:
Changes the short and long title.
Deletes language that referred to overseeing safety in accordance with the MAP-21 Act. Now provides that oversight of fixed guideway public transportation systems not regulated by the Federal Railroad Administration will be done pursuant to 49 USC 5329 and 5330. Makes technical changes.
Adds new language that requires the NC Department of Transportation (DOT) to inspect rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, notifying the system of any deficiencies that require necessary repairs.
Allows DOT to conduct a program of accident prevention and public safety for rail fixed guideway public transportation systems, including requiring any such system involved in an accident to report the accident to DOT.
Requires DOT to oversee the implementation of the federally required rail fixed guideway public transportation system safety plan.
Directs DOT to audit each rail fixed guideway public transportation system at least every three years in regards to its compliance with the federally required safety plans.
Directs DOT to provide, at the minimum, an annual report on the status of the safety of the rail fixed guideway public transportation systems that DOT oversees, with reports being submitted to the Federal Transit Administration, the Governor, and the Board of Directors of any rail fixed guideway public transportation system that is overseen by DOT.
Provides that DOT cannot receive any funding for the above requirements from any rail fixed guideway public transportation system.
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