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Notice of establishment of Public-Private Partnership Pilot Program; solicitation of applications.

Section 3011(c) of the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (``SAFETEA-LU'') authorizes the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to establish and implement a pilot program to demonstrate the advantages and disadvantages of public-private partnerships for certain new fixed guideway capital projects (the ``Pilot Program''). This notice establishes and sets forth the definitive terms of the Pilot Program. By separate notice to be published in the Federal Register not later than March 31, 2007, FTA will summarize and respond to comments solicited by FTA by notice published in the Federal Register on March 22, 2006, at 71 FR 14568. This notice is not a ``binding obligation'' as defined at 49 U.S.C. 5334(l)(2). This notice is organized into three sections: (1) ``Background;'' (2) ``Overview of Pilot Program;'' and (3) ``Definitive Terms.''

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