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42 196 105 th Congress Report HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 1st Session 105 188 DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND RELATED AGENCIES APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 1998 July 16, 1997.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed Mr. Wolf , from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following REPORT together with ADDITIONAL VIEWS [To accompany H.R. 2169] The Committee on Appropriations submits the following report in explanation of the accompanying bill making appropriations for the Department of Transportation and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998. * * * * * Bureau of Transportation Statistics. --The Committee recognizes the importance of timely and credible transportation data collection and analysis in making sound federal investments. Therefore, the Committee encourages the Bureau of Transportation Statistics to work with qualified universities, including the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute, to develop a model program for policy analysis of transportation statistical information. The collaboration should provide recommendations for an on-going program of regional transportation data collection, management, integration, dissemination, interpretation and analysis. The Bureau is directed to report to the Committee by May 1, 1998 on its progress. * * * * * Section 323 allows funds received by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics from the sale of data products to be used for necessary expenses incurred pursuant to the provisions of section 6006 of the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. * * * * * APPROPRIATIONS NOT AUTHORIZED BY LAW Pursuant to clause 3 of rule XXI of the House of Representatives, the following lists the appropriations in the accompanying bill which are not authorized by law: United States Coast Guard Federal Aviation Administration Federal Highway Administration National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Federal Railroad Administration Federal Transit Administration Research and Special Programs Administration Bureau of Transportation Statistics Amtrak Route Closure and Realignment Commission