APTA Streetcar and
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Heritage Trolley Site
Hosted by the Seashore Trolley Museum
FTA Checklist

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FTA Checklist

On March 5, 2013 the Federal Transit Administration conducted a full-day workshop in Lowell, Massachusetts with the project team planning the expansion of the Lowell National Historical Park's heritage trolley system. The topics covered formed a comprehensive overview of all aspects of planning for a streetcar system. Click on the major headings below for detail relevant to that area:

How Are They Different from New/Small Starts?

Emerging Issues/Observations

The Importance of Partnerships

Project Delivery to Date – Projects with FTA involvement

Phases of Project Implementation

Ownership and Governance


Role of Stakeholders

Agency Coordination

Public Involvement Plan

Public/Private Partnerships

Introduction to the “Project Management Plan” (PMP)

Staffing and Technical Capacity

Civil Engineering

Systems Engineering

Station Design

Urban Design and Landscape

Environmental Compliance

Construction Management

Supporting Plans and Documents

Contract Packaging

Project Controls and Risk Management

Technical Consideration and Risks


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