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NEW STARTS AND SMALL STARTS

Thompson Coburn has significant experience in the development of major capital projects for transit agencies, as well as Small Starts and BRT project development, and associated vehicle procurements and contracts. This work includes the negotiation of Full Funding Grant Agreements (FFGAs) with the FTA, the development of New Start submittals, and work with FTA’s project management oversight and financial consultants. Our attorneys have worked extensively with transit agencies on moving capital projects through the FTA New Starts process, assisting in addressing FTA oversight issues, and providing counsel on appropriations and legislative issues presented in securing funds and project authorizations from Congress.

Our experience in this area also includes assisting clients with developing financing plans for major capital projects, including identifying available federal, state and local funding resources; reviewing legal and administrative actions needed to secure funds; and developing capital project budgets. The public transit group also has assisted clients in the development of the Capital Financing Plans and Operating and Maintenance Financial Plans required by the FTA as part of the FFGA negotiation process.

Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6928

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation's largest transit systems.

Over the past 30 years, Tony has been a legal advisor to many of the nation...

Tony Anderson
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6922

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on issues involving third-party procurement, Section 13(c) labor protection, Buy America compliance, and adherenc...

Katie advises public transit agencies around the country on issues involvin...

Katie Kraft
Associate
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6929

Jayna advises companies, individuals, and transportation authorities throughout the various stages of the contracting process and litigation.

Jayna advises companies, individuals, and transportation authorities throug...

Jayna Rust
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6924

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of issues from funding to project development to procurement.

Jane serves as counsel to transit agencies across the country on a range of...

Jane Sutter Starke
Partner
Washington, D.C.
202 585 6925

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent is Chair of the firm's Public Transit group.

Kent Woodman