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Transit mega projects are unique, expensive, and often funded by a mix of federal grants and state and local funding. Federal agencies have specific legal requirements, including specific legal provisions to include in contracts and intergovernmental agreements, and provide valuable advice for managing and coordinating such projects.

The TRB Transit Cooperative Research Program's TCRP Legal Research Digest 60: Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues includes lessons learned (successful and unsuccessful) from transit agencies that have overseen federally funded complex mega projects, such as insights from reviewing third-party contracts and intergovernmental agreements, FTA guidance, pertinent legal decisions, and other valuable references.

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/26912.

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52 pages |  8.5 x 11 |  Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-309-69826-9
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17226/26912

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