• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The Federal Regulatory Directory, Eighteenth Edition continues to offer a clear path through the maze of complex federal agencies and regulations, providing to-the-point analysis of regulations. Information-packed profiles of more than 100 federal agencies and departments detail the history, structure, purpose, actions, and key contacts for every regulatory agency in the U.S. government. Now updated with an improved searching structure, the Federal Regulatory Directory continues to be the leading reference for understanding federal regulations, providing a richer, more targeted exploration than is possible by cobbling together electronic and print sources.

Federal Transit Administration
Federal transit administration
■ Introduction

The federal government became actively involved in mass transportation with the enactment of the Housing Act of 1961, which provided limited loans and grants to state and local governments for transit development. The first comprehensive transit legislation, the Federal Transit Act, was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, but the actual forerunner to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the Urban Mass Transit Administration (UMTA), was not established until 1968. The UMTA became one of the five modal administrations in the newly created Department of Transportation (DOT).

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