Legal Aspects of Transit and Intermodal Transportation Programs. Topic 19-04. Transit Sponsor and Contractor Delay Damages and Remedies Due to Third Parties - Transit Facility Improvements-Common Legal Issues and Solutions

The objective of this research is to produce a legal research digest that provides potential remedies available to the sponsor and contractors that experience increased costs due to delays and show how those damages are measured.  Remedies must include legal and administrative remedies, including risk allocation, and legal and practical enforcement issues.  The research should address: (1) Ownership of property; (2) Right of way; (3) Allocation of risk between sponsor and contractor; and (4) Third parties (such as utilities), adjoining owners (such as railroads), and techniques (such as guaranteed maximum contract price).  Interviews should be conducted as appropriate with a representative subset of this group. Relevant statutes and regulations, permit, and accommodation policies should be collected.  


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

    Project J-05, Topic 19-04

  • 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: 20201214
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01712951
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project J-05, Topic 19-04
  • Files: TRB, RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2019 3:26PM