National Transit Institute (NTI) Course - FTA Real Estate Requirements

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August 29, 2007


Mass Mailout Number III-2007-73


Subject:  National Transit Institute (NTI) Course - FTA Real Estate Requirements


Dear Transit Colleague:


The National Transit Institute will be sponsoring a “FTA Real Estate Requirements” class in Philadelphia, PA on October 17-18, 2007.


This Real Estate course is intended for grantees that are or will be acquiring right-of-way for their projects and for regional personnel, who have real estate as a collateral duty.  The acquisition of real estate and the displacement of persons for an FTA assisted project are regulated by the Uniform Act.  FTA has also developed various additional regulatory guidance materials for its real estate activities.  The practical application of the law and the other regulatory materials is often confusing for grantees.  This course is an introduction to those issues and provides attendees with a “hands-on” experience for many aspects of the real estate requirements.  These include appraisals, appraisal review, negotiation, relocation, and the development of a RAMP and Relocation Plan.  Additionally, the course discusses non-Uniform Act issues such as in-kind contributions and donations.


We realize that this course is already “Wait Listed” but you can receive a “Waiting List Request Form” for this class on-line at the National Transit Institute’s website at  Complete and fax the Waiting List Registration Form to (732) 932-1707.  The contact person at NTI is Myrna Sirleaf.  She can be reached at (732) 932-1700 ext 228 or via email at  Tuition shall be waived for federal, state and local government employees who work in transportation or related areas.  There is a $300 fee for contractors and consultants.


Please feel free to distribute this throughout your organization as appropriate.





Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator