Senate Bill 3139
115th Congress(2017-2018)
TRIP Act
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Sep 25, 2018
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jun 26, 2018
Latest Action
Sep 26, 2018
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
3139
Congress
115
Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of transportation modes and conveyances, including funding and safety matters; Coast Guard; infrastructure development; travel and tourism. Measures concerning water resources and navigation projects may fall under Water Resources Development policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
September 25, 2018
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S6310-6311)
Summary

Transit Rail Inspection Practices Act of 2018 or the TRIP Act

This bill expands the public transportation safety program to require consideration of performance-based and risk-based methodologies.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) shall develop and disseminate to state safety oversight agencies (SSOAs) the process and methodology that it will use to monitor the effectiveness of the enforcement authorities and practices of the SSOAs.

A state safety oversight program shall provide the SSOAs with the authority and capability to enter the facilities of each rail fixed guideway public transportation system that the SSOAs oversee to inspect infrastructure, equipment, records, personnel, and data.

The SSOAs shall establish policies and procedures: (1) regarding the access of the SSOA to conduct inspections of the rail fixed guideway public transportation system; and (2) for collecting data from a rail fixed guideway public transportation agency.

A rail fixed guideway public transportation agency shall provide the applicable SSOA with the data that the rail fixed guideway public transportation agency collects when identifying and evaluating safety risks.

DOT shall issue a special directive to each SSOA on the development and implementation of risk-based inspection programs.

The bill increases the apportionment percentage for state safety oversight program grants.

Text (3)
September 26, 2018
September 25, 2018
Actions (9)
09/26/2018
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
09/26/2018
Received in the House.
09/26/2018
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/25/2018
Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote. (text: CR S6310-6311)
09/25/2018
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Voice Vote.(text: CR S6310-6311)
09/25/2018
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6310-6311)
09/25/2018
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6310-6311)
06/26/2018
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
06/26/2018
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 27, 2018 4:40:56 AM
Updated
Sep 28, 2020 10:56:56 PM