Substitute Service Assistance [Transportation] Law and Legal Definition

According to 49 CFR 268.1 [Title 49 – Transportation; Subtitle B Other Regulations Relating To Transportation; Chapter II Federal Railroad Administration, Department Of Transportation; Part 268 Magnetic Levitation Transportation Technology Deployment Program; Subpart A – Overview], substitute service assistance means “funds granted to a State under section 5(f)(4) of the Department of Transportation Act (49 U.S.C. 1654(f)(4)) to cover the cost of reducing the costs of lost rail service in a manner less expensive than continuing rail service and includes (but is not limited to) the acquisition, construction, or improvement of facilities for the provision of substitute freight transportation services and relocation costs.”