H. R. 6365

To direct the Surface Transportation Board to require any high-speed rail project to acquire all land for the project before starting construction, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 6365 IH: To direct the Surface Transportation Board to require any high-speed rail project to acquire all land for the project before starting construction, and for other purposes.

U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-10

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6365

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 10, 2022

Mr. Ellzey

(for himself and

Mr. Brady

) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To direct the Surface Transportation Board to require any high-speed rail project to acquire all land for the project before starting construction, and for other purposes.

1.

Land Acquisition for High-Speed Rail

(a)

In general

The Surface Transportation Board may not approve any high-speed rail project—

(1)

to be built across a distance of fewer than 10 miles; and

(2)

before all land needed for the project is acquired.

(b)

High-Speed rail defined

In this Act, the term

high-speed rail

means passenger ground transportation across a railroad or using magnetic levitation systems where a speed of 125 miles per hour can reasonably be expected to occur.