Federal Register Notice - Charter Service; Final Rule

Printer Friendly Number 2008-03

January 15, 2008


Mass Mailout Number III-2008-03


Subject:  Federal Register Notice - Charter Service; Final Rule


Dear Transit Colleague:


FTA issued a Federal Register Notice on January 14, 2008 concerning the Charter Service; Final Rule.  This final rule amends regulations which govern the provision of charter service by recipients of Federal funds from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).  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 publication is included as an attachment to this email or it can be retrieved at http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/pdf/08-86.pdf .


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 or ombudsman.charterservice@dot.gov.

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





Letitia A. Thompson

Regional Administrator