H. R. 5228

To provide for competitive grants to support access to affordable housing and the enhancement of mobility for residents in disadvantaged communities or neighborhoods.

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117 HR 5228 IH: Public Transportation Expansion Act

U.S. House of Representatives

2021-09-10

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117th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 5228

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 10, 2021

Mr. Johnson of Georgia

(for himself,

Ms. Williams of Georgia

,

Ms. Bourdeaux

, and

Mr. García of Illinois

) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

, and in addition to the Committee on

Financial Services

, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned

A BILL

To provide for competitive grants to support access to affordable housing and the enhancement of mobility for residents in disadvantaged communities or neighborhoods.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Public Transportation Expansion Act

.

2.

Affordable housing access construction grants

(a)

In general

There is authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 2022 such sums as may be necessary, to remain available until September 30, 2026, to the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and the Administrator of the Federal Transit Administration for competitive grants to support access to affordable housing and the enhancement of mobility for residents in disadvantaged communities or neighborhoods, in persistent poverty communities, or for low-income riders generally.

(b)

Administration of funds

Funds made available under this section shall—

(1)

be available to recipients and subrecipients eligible under

chapter 53

of title 49, United States Code; and

(2)

after allocation, be administered as if such funds were provided under section 5307 of title 49, United States Code.

(c)

Eligible activities

Eligible activities for funds made available under this section shall be—

(1)

construction of a new fixed guideway capital project;

(2)

construction of a bus rapid transit project or a corridor-based bus rapid transit project that utilizes zero-emission vehicles, including costs related to the acquisition of such vehicles and related charging or fueling infrastructure, or a collection of such projects; and

(3)

notwithstanding subsection (a)(1) of section 5307 of such title, an expansion of the service area or the frequency of service of recipients under such section, which may include operational expenses, including the provision of fare-free or reduced-fare service, or the acquisition of zero-emission vehicles or infrastructure to expand service.