The committee is comprised of the attorneys who provide legal advice to APTA members and representation in the courts before administrative agencies and elsewhere.
The committee meets regularly to discuss litigation, regulatory, and other legal issues affecting transit.
This committee also deals with all aspects of the labor protective requirements of 49 USC Sec. 5333 (Section 13(c) of the Federal Transit Act). These include negotiation of Section 13(c) arrangements, administrative matters, and litigation.
- Current work program - The Legal Affairs committee is currently engaged in creating program content for the February Legal Affairs Seminar.
- Recent work products - The annual compilation of transit legal developments, Synopsis of the Law, is available to registered attendees of the Legal Affairs Seminar or by subscription.
On an annual basis, the committee holds a two-day meeting (the Legal Affairs Seminar) where the latest developments affecting transit are reviewed.
The Legal Affairs Committee is open to all APTA members. While the committee's work is directed to the legal affairs of APTA and its members, non-legal personnel are welcome to join the committee, as well as attend the annual seminar.
The Legal Affairs Committee does not currently have any active subcommittees.