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Federal Policy Update: FTA Joint Development Proposed Circular

FTA Joint Development Proposed Circular

After much anticipation, the Federal Transit Administration released its Joint Development Proposed Circular today. The proposed circular defines the term "joint development", explains eligible activities for FTA funding, describes the legal requirements applicable to the acquisition, use and disposition of FTA funded real property, and outlines the most common crosscutting requirements. The FTA is requesting comments on the proposed circular until April 5, 2013.

National Online Dialogue

FTA has announced an online dialog seeking ideas on how to effectively include transit operators on Metropolitan Planning Organizations. FTA's recent authorization law, MAP-21, requires that providers of public transportation be represented on MPOs, but there are many opportunities in how FTA implements this provision.

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