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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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