Listening Sessions for Comments to Update 49 CFR Part 24

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The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), as “Lead Federal Agency” for the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Action Policies Act (Uniform Act), will hold a series of listening sessions in Los Angeles, California; Washington, D.C.; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The purpose of the listening sessions is to solicit comments on the need to update provisions of the Uniform Act and its implementing regulations 49 CFR Part 24. The Uniform Act provides for uniform and equitable treatment of persons displaced from their homes, business, or farms by Federal and federally assisted programs and establishes uniform and equitable land acquisition policies for all Federal and federally assisted programs, including projects receiving financial assistance from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

The Uniform Act listening sessions are scheduled from 10am to 2pm local time as follows:

June 25, 2002
300 North Los Angeles Street
Room 8529
Los Angeles, CA 90012

June 27, 2002
U.S. Department of Transportation
400 7th Street, S.W.
Room 3200
Washington, DC 20590

July 9, 2002
The Wanamaker Building
100 Penn Square East
Room 818
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Listening Sessions Agenda

Persons needing further information should contact FHWA Office of Real Estate Services representatives Reginald Bessmer at (202) 366-2037 or e-mail [] or Ronald Fannin at (202) 366-2042 or e-mail [] or by FAX at (202) 366-3713. FHWA, HEP, Washington, DC 20590. Office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.t., Monday through Friday, except Federal holidays.

For additional information on the Uniform Act and Uniform Act resources please visit the FHWA Office of Real Estate Uniform Act webpage at:


Signed 6/24/02

R. F. Krochalis
Regional Administrator