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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
    Overview of Proposed Title VI Circular
    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.