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Name Topic Publication Date Description
2006 Before and After Studies Letter to Congress (PDF)
,Fact Sheet,Information Sheet,Policy Letter
08-23-06 Letter to congress detailing the SAFETEA-LU addition to the US code requirments.
Added Access Report (PDF)
,Final Guidance,Report
08-06-03 Added access report for FHWA as it relates to the environmental review process
Administrator's Policy Letters: State of Good Repair (PDF)
,Policy Letter
09-30-08 Administrator Simpson's "Dear Colleague letter" about ways to keep our nations transit systems under a state of good repair.
Area Transportation Inc v Flint MTA May 5 1999 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
09-26-08 Description of complaints and ruling from FTA concerning Area Transportation v Flint MTA.
Area Transportation Inc v Flint MTA May 5 1999 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
01-06-05 Description of complaints and ruling from FTA concerning Area Transportation v. Flint MTA.
CA School Bus Contractors Assoc v Southern CA Rapid Transit District Oct 10 1985 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
10-01-08 Details and finding from a complaint case between California School Bus Contracotr's Association and Southern California Rapid Transit District.
CA School Bus Contractors Assoc v Southern CA Rapid Transit District Oct 10 1985 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
01-31-08 Details and finding from a complaint case between California School Bus Contracotr's Association and Southern California Rapid Transit District.
Co-Lead Categorical Exclusion Process (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-03-03 Sound Transit categorical exclusion process becakground and information.
Conflict of Interest Requirements Involving Environmental and Engineering Services (PDF)
,Final Guidance
06-05-01 Adhering to conflict of interest requirements in contracts involving environmental and engineering services.
Conflict of Interest Requirements Involving Environmental and Engineering Services (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Hlping to assure that contracts with environmental and engineering dont not create a conflict of intrest.
Conflict of Interest Requirements Involving Environmental and Engineering Services (PDF)
,Final Guidance
06-05-01 Adhereing to conflict of interest requirements in contracts.
Debt Service Reserve Pilot Program – September 2008 (MS Word)
,Policy Letter
09-23-08 Letter detailing the effectiveness of the debt service reserve pilot program.
Debt Service Reserve Pilot Program – September 2008 (PDF)
,Policy Letter
09-23-08 Letter detailing the effectiveness od the debt service reserve pilot program.
Decisions and Documents 1 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
03-03-05 Part 1 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service seleted studies.
Decisions and Documents 10 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 10 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 11 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 11 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 12 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 12 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 13 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 13 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 14 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 14 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 15 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 15 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 16 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 16 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 2 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 2 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 3 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 3 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 4 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 4 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 5 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 5 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 6 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 6 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 7 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 7 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 8 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 8 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
Decisions and Documents 9 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
08-04-05 Part 9 of 16 detailing transit charter bus service selected studies.
District Union Local 1 v RGRTA Jan 18 2007 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
01-18-07 FTA complaint resolution statement.
District Union Local 1 v RGRTA Jan 18 2007 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
01-18-07 FTA complain resoution statement.
District Union Local One v RGRTA July 30 2007 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
01-18-07 FTA complaint resolution reiteration.
District Union Local One v RGRTA July 30 2007 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
07-30-07 Legal Decision
Endangered Species Act Compliance (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Descripion of how the ESA impacts Sound Transit projects.
Environmental Assessment FONSI Format (PDF)
,Final Guidance
01-04-01 Format and appproval for a FONSI.
Environmental Assessment Signature Page (PDF)
,Final Guidance,Forms
01-26-11 EA signature page.
Environmental Impact and Related Procedures Federal Register 52 FR 32646 (PDF)
,Federal Register - prior to 1994
08-28-87 Federal Register 771.117 describing environmental classifications.
Environmental Justice (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Report describing the ESa and its effect on Sound transit projects.
Environmental Justice Executive Order (MS Word)
,Executive Order
02-08-05 Order from the president for evironmental protection in minority and low income populations.
Environmental Re-Evaluation Process (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Report about the steps needed to ensure the ESA is complied with during sound transit projects.
Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority April 13 1989 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
04-13-89 Tripper operations EMTA decision statement.
Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority April 13 1989 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
04-13-89 Tripper operations of the EMTA.
Essential Fish Habitat (PDF)
,Final Guidance
09-06-01 MSA - EFH report.
Executive Order 11988 (PDF)
,Executive Order
05-24-77 Floodplain mangement executive order.
FTA Section of Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development, the Judiciary, the District of Columbia, and Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006 (PDF)
,Appropriations Report,Legislation
08-14-06 FTA H.R. 3058 expense listing.
Hauberk v Western Maine Transportation Services June 5 2000 (MS Word)
,Legal Complaint
09-25-08 Description of a complaint filed with the FTA.
Hauberk v Western Maine Transportation Services June 5 2000 (PDF)
,Legal Complaint
01-06-05 Description of a complaint filed with FTA.
Illinois School Transp Assn v Pekin Municipal Bus Oct 16 2007 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
09-25-08 FTA complain summary ITS v. PMBS.
Illinois School Transp Assn v Pekin Municipal Bus Oct 16 2007 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
01-30-08 FTA complaint summary ITSA v. PMBS.
ITS Architecture Guidance Update (MS Word)
,Final Guidance
07-26-05 Details about the ITS architecture update.
Kemps Bus Service v Livingston Wyoming Chapter of NYSARC Nov 16 1998 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
09-25-08 Complaint filed with the FTA about school bus operations.
Kemps Bus Service v Livingston Wyoming Chapter of NYSARC Nov 16 1998 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
06-11-07 Complaint filed with FTA about school bus opreration contracts.
Laidlaw Inc v RGRTA Oct 15 2007 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
10-15-07 FTA complaint resolution.
Laidlaw Inc v RGRTA Oct 15 2007 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
06-14-07 FTA complain filing status report.
Lamers Bus Lines v City of Green Bay Jan 13 1995 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
10-02-08 FTA complaint decision for lamers bus lines and the city of green bay, wisconsin.
Lamers Bus Lines v City of Green Bay Jan 13 1995 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
01-06-05 FTA complaint decision for lamers bus lines and the city of green bay, wisconsin.
Lamers Bus Lines v Green Bay Transit System May 10 1982 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
05-10-82 FTA complaint resolution notice.
Lamers Bus Lines v Green Bay Transit System May 10 1982 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
05-10-82 FTA complaint status update.
Legislation (PDF)
,Legislation
03-16-06 SAFETEA-LU act legislation.
Legislative Text (MS Word)
,Fact Sheet,Legislation
11-08-05 Legislative text for new freedom program in SAFETEA-LU.
Letter from Dick Doyle (MS Word)
,Policy Letter
05-16-08 Dear  colleague letter and invitation to the FTA region 1 symposium on increasing ridership.
Limited English Proficiency Executive Order (MS Word)
,Executive Order
02-08-05 Exceutive order asking for improved access to services for persons with limited english proficiency.
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Scoping (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Clarification of requirements for NEPA scoping and a public involvement process.
New Grantee Package: 04 - New Tribal Grantee Letter (MS Word)
,Award or Honor,Information Sheet,Policy Letter
03-01-07 Steps needed to finalize FTA grant reception.
New Grantee Package: 08 - Attachment D - Dear Collegue Letter for DUNS Number (MS Word)
,Policy Letter
03-01-07 Dun & Bradstreet Data Unviersal Numbering System (DUNS)
New Grantee Package: 11 - Attachment G - Electronic Clearinghouse Operation (ECHO) Web Registration Letter (MS Word)
,Forms,Instructions,Policy Letter
03-01-07 Announcement of the ECHO system and registration deadlines.
New Starts: Contractor Performance Assessment Report - August 2006 (PDF)
,Policy Letter
08-23-06 FTA's report adress contractor performance.
Noise Methodology and Criteria (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Noise analysis guidance by the EAT
Overview of Proposed EJ Circular (PDF)
Overview of Proposed Title VI Circular (PDF)
Public Hearing Requirements (PDF)
,Final Guidance,Guidelines
02-07-02 FTA sound tranist public hearing requirements.
Regional Advisory No. 2008-01 (PDF)
,Information Sheet,Policy Letter
10-17-07 Dear colleague advisory letter.
Regional Advisory No. 2008-02 (PDF)
,Information Sheet,Policy Letter
10-17-07 Dear colleague advisory letter.
Regional Advisory No. 2008-05 (PDF)
,Information Sheet,Policy Letter,Region 1
01-28-08 Dear colleague advisory letter.
Regional Advisory No. 2008-06 (PDF)
,Information Sheet,Policy Letter,Region 1
04-22-08 Dear colleague advisory letter.
Regional Advisory No.. 2008-04 (PDF)
,Policy Letter
12-12-07 Dear colleague advisory letter.
SAFETEA-LU - Transit Text (Title III) (PDF)
,Legislation
07-28-05 Federl public transit act of 2005
Section 106 Historic Preservation Compliance (PDF)
,Final Guidance,Information Sheet
08-06-03 Historic preservation compliance paper.
Section 4(f) & 6(f) Compliance (PDF)
,Final Guidance
08-06-03 Sound transit issue paper.
Seismic Design (PDF)
,Final Guidance
11-01-01 Seismic analysis under NEPA.
Small Starts Impact -- January 2006 (PDF)
,Policy Letter
08-23-06 Small starts impact asessment.
TIGER 2 Grant Exhibits Information (MS Word)
,Legislation
02-11-11 Legislative authority of the DOT under TIGGER.
Title VI Regulation 49 CFR 21 (MS Word)
,Legislation
02-08-05 Federl regulatory code title 49 volume 1 parts 1 to 99.
Transportation Law Journal Hein (PDF)
,Law Review
11-12-10 Public transit looking back and moving forward a history of public transit in the U.S.
Travelways v Broome County Dept of Transportation Dec 4 1985 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
12-04-85 Travelways inc V. BC transit FTA complaint findings.
United Steelworkers of America Local 8751 v Mass Bay Transportation Authority May 15 1987 (MS Word)
,Legal Decision
01-07-87 FTA complain resolution document.
United Steelworkers of America Local 8751 v Mass Bay Transportation Authority May 15 1987 (PDF)
,Legal Decision
06-11-07 FTA complaint resolution filing.
Value Engineering (PDF)
,Final Guidance
01-09-01 FTA value engineering report.

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