(1) documented vessels;
(2) shipper utilization;
(3) port and landside infrastructure; and
(4) marine transportation strategies by State and local governments.
(1) mitigates landside congestion; or
(2) promotes short sea transportation.
(1) promote the development of short sea transportation services;
(2) coordinate, with ports, State departments of transportation, localities, other public agencies, and the private sector and on the development of landside facilities and infrastructure to support short sea transportation services; and
(3) develop performance measures for the short sea transportation program.
(1) assess the extent to which States and local governments include short sea transportation and other marine transportation solutions in their transportation planning;
(2) encourage State departments of transportation to develop strategies, where appropriate, to incorporate short sea transportation, ferries, and other marine transportation solutions for regional and interstate transport of freight and passengers in their transportation planning; and
(3) encourage groups of States and multi-State transportation entities to determine how short sea transportation can address congestion, bottlenecks, and other interstate transportation challenges.
(A) submit an application to the Secretary, in such form and manner, at such time, and containing such information as the Secretary may require; and
(B) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Secretary that—
(i) the project is financially viable;
(ii) the funds received will be spent efficiently and effectively; and
(iii) a market exists for the services of the proposed project as evidenced by contracts or written statements of intent from potential customers.
(Added Pub. L. 110–140, title XI, §1121(a), Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1760; amended Pub. L. 111–84, div. C, title XXXV, §3515, Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2724; Pub. L. 112–213, title IV, §405(a), Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1571.)
2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–213, §405(a)(1), substituted "landside congestion or to promote short sea transportation." for "landside congestion."
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 112–213, §405(a)(2), substituted "coastal corridors or to promote short sea transportation" for "coastal corridors".
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 112–213, §405(a)(3), substituted "that the project uses documented vessels and—" for "that the project may—" in introductory provisions, added pars. (1) and (2), and struck out former pars. (1) and (2) which read as follows:
"(1) offer a waterborne alternative to available landside transportation services using documented vessels; and
"(2) provide transportation services for passengers or freight (or both) that may reduce congestion on landside infrastructure using documented vessels."
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 112–213, §405(a)(4), substituted "may" for "shall" in two places in introductory provisions.
2009—Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 111–84 added subsec. (g).
Section effective 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.
Pub. L. 110–140, title XI, §1121(c), Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1762, provided that: