Charter Bus Service

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FTAs Charter Bus Service Rule, which implements 49 U.S.C. 5323(d), protects private charter operators from unauthorized competition from FTA grant recipients.


Charter Registration Website:

The Charter Registration Tool allows private charter providers to receive notices of upcoming charter opportunities. Private operators must register on a bi-annual basis, otherwise they will no longer receive notices after their registration expires. Qualified Human Service Organizations (QHSO) that do not receive funds from one of the 65 Federal programs included in Appendix A of the Charter Rule must also register on the website.

In order to take advantage of the charter rule provisions private charter operators and applicable QHSOs must be registered on FTAs Charter Registration Website.

Charter Registration Website Help:

Regulations Charter Service Rule (January 14, 2008):
Charter Service Rule (December 13, 1982):
Quarterly Reports

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Submit questions or issues with Charter Bus service or Qualified Human Service Organization Registration to: or (312) 353-2887