H.R. 1547 would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study the benefits and obstacles of commuter rail transportation in metropolitan and suburban areas and report its findings to the Congress within one year of enactment. In that study, DOT would consider economic, logistical, and quality of life factors and conduct a cost-benefit analysis of commuter rail transportation on New Jersey transit lines.
Using information about the cost of similar studies, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have an insignificant cost. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.