§ 5301 Policies and purposes
§ 5302 Definitions
§ 5303 Metropolitan transportation planning
§ 5304 Statewide and nonmetropolitan transportation planning
§ 5305 Planning programs
§ 5306 Private enterprise participation in metropolitan planning and transportation improvement programs and relationship to other limitations
§ 5307 Urbanized area formula grants
§ 5309 Fixed guideway capital investment grants
§ 5310 Formula grants for the enhanced mobility of seniors and individuals with disabilities
§ 5311 Formula grants for rural areas
§ 5312 Public transportation innovation
§ 5314 Technical assistance and workforce development
§ 5315 Private sector participation
§ 5318 Bus testing facility
§ 5321 Crime prevention and security
§ 5323 General provisions
§ 5324 Public transportation emergency relief program
§ 5325 Contract requirements
§ 5326 Transit asset management
§ 5327 Project management oversight
§ 5329 Public transportation safety program
§ 5331 Alcohol and controlled substances testing
§ 5332 Nondiscrimination
§ 5333 Labor standards
§ 5334 Administrative provisions
§ 5335 National transit database
§ 5336 Apportionment of appropriations for formula grants
§ 5337 State of good repair grants
§ 5338 Authorizations
§ 5339 Grants for buses and bus facilities
§ 5340 Apportionments based on growing States and high density States formula factors

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  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
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  • Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
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  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
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  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Fair market value: The price at which an asset would change hands in a transaction between a willing, informed buyer and a willing, informed seller.
  • Federal question: Jurisdiction given to federal courts in cases involving the interpretation and application of the U.S. Constitution, acts of Congress, and treaties.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.
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