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Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues (2023)

Chapter: APPENDIX C: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26912.
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APPENDIX C
INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  1. Please give a brief description of the responsible project sponsor and the project need and scope (e.g. location, type, length of project, other relevant information).
  2. Please describe the project delivery method (design-bid-build, design-build, P3, combination of these methods).
  3. Please describe the schedule and budget (target versus actual).
  4. Please describe the sources of project funding (e.g., FTA, FRA, FHWA, sources of local match).
  5. What in your opinion were some of the major legal “lessons learned” or legal challenges facing the transit mega project? Please provide examples and how you resolved these issues.
  6. Please comment on the most important legal issues regarding your transit mega project in the following categories (or as many as you would like and please provide examples, if pertinent):
    1. Funding and finance
    2. Project structure
    3. Environmental issues and compliance
    4. Property acquisition/relocation
    5. Design documentation
    6. Project coordination with public stakeholders and affected communities
    7. Procurement
    8. Insurance and indemnification
    9. Dispute resolution/contractor claims
    10. Intergovernmental coordination/governance models
  7. Are there any legal issues regarding transit mega projects that are generally not well understood or not well documented or researched in the literature?
  8. Are there any innovative changes or new challenges facing transit mega projects not contemplated by the current statutory and regulatory frameworks?
  9. Are there any steps that the FTA or another federal governmental entity could take to improve transit mega project delivery?
  10. Is there anything else you would like to comment on regarding legal issues in transit mega projects?
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Suggested Citation:"APPENDIX C: INTERVIEW QUESTIONS." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2023. Transit Mega Projects: Legal Issues. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26912.
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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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