New Charter Service Rules
On January 14, 2008, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published its new rules on charter service by recipients of FTA funds. This final rule clarifies the existing requirements, sets out a new definition of “charter service”, allows for electronic registration of private charter providers which replaces the old “willing and able” process, includes a new provision allowing private charter operators to request a cease and desist order and establishes more detailed complaint, hearing and appeal procedures.
The notice of final rulemaking and the final rule can be found: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/08-86.pdf.
The rule is effective on April 30, 2008.
For further information, contact: Crystal Frederick, Ombudsman for Charter Services, Federal Transit Administration, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Room E54-410, Washington, DC 20590, (202) 366-4063, firstname.lastname@example.org; or the Region 10’s Regional Counsel Theodore Uyeno at (206) 220-7958 or email@example.com.