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FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

(DOT) The federal agency responsible for transportation.

FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT

A comprehensive study of likely environmental impacts resulting from major federally assisted projects; the National Environemental Policy Act (NEPA) requires these statements.

FEDERAL HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION

A branch of the U.S Department of Transportation that administers the federal-aid Highway Program, providing financial assistance to states to construct and improve highways, urban and rural roads, and bridges. The FHWA also administers the Federal Lands Highway Program, including…

FEDERAL HIGHWAY DEMO PROJECTS

These revenues include federally authorized funding for projects designated in the 1991 Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA). The funds may be used for project development, right-of-way, and construction for projects designated in the ISTEA.

FEDERAL MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM (FMIS)

The Federal Management Imformation System (FMIS) provides federal fund activities.

FEDERAL REGISTER

The official public notice of government actions. It publishes all current Presidential proclamations and Executive Orders, as well as federal agency regulations that have general applicability and legal effect. It is published five times a week. (TRB)

FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION

Formerly the Urban Mass Transportation Authority (UMTA). Now a sub-unit of the United States Department of Transportation.

FEDERAL TRANSIT FUNDING EQUITY

A ratio of appropriated dollars between Section 9 and 18 (formula funds) to Section 3 (discretionary funds). (APTA)