Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 19-01. Legal Issues Regarding Multijurisdictional Transit Agencies

In a world of increasing interdependence and a more mobile society, the transportation needs of transit riders are not limited by the geographical boundaries of their city, county or other regional service area. It is widely understood that multijurisdictional agreements among transit agencies and other governmental entities can provide a more balanced and efficient framework for cooperation among the various governmental entities. Transit agencies, and local and regional governments have been actively involved in developing agreements that may be used to contract with other governments and agencies, including other transit agencies, to provide funding and/or some type of service. Multijurisdictional transit agreements related to funding and service raise a multitude of political, fiscal, and legal issues. The complexity of these issues frequently pose an unnecessary barrier to the growth of transit ridership. Research is needed to enable stakeholders such as attorneys, local governments, local and regional transit agencies, and states to identify legal issues and decisions that must be addressed regarding multijurisdictional agreements related to funding and/or service. The objective of this research is to produce a legal research digest that provides guidance to stakeholders on the legal issues and decisions that need to be addressed when considering or negotiating multijurisdictional agreements relating to funding and service.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $50000
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project J-05, Topic 19-01

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Transit Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Transit Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Chisholm-Smith, Gwen

  • Start Date: 20191217
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712249
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-05, Topic 19-01
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 22 2019 3:30PM