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Governmental Organization

United States Federal Transit Administration

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Purpose and Activities

Provides financial and technical assistance to local public transit systems, including buses, subways, light rail, commuter rail, trolleys and ferries. FTA also oversees safety measures and helps develop next-generation technology research.


Established in 1964; President Lyndon Johnson signed the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 into law, creating the Urban Mass Transportation Administration. In 1991, the agency was renamed the Federal Transit Administration


United States Federal Transit Administration

Government agency


1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington, DC United States 20590

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