This report discusses MARTA's Relocation Appeals Panel and its use to channel grievances. The report shows its impact on business and individuals and relates the experience and modification of the Appeals Panel by testing procedures within MARTA and the courts. The Urban Mass Transportation Administration's (UMTA) role in the appeals process is also discussed. Basically, this case study details three sets of events: (1) the several mandates--federal and state laws, and federal agency regulations--that were going into effect and required some sort of a procedure for appealing relocation decisions; (2) the citizens' group that was rallying support among those to be relocated and urging resistance to all MARTA attempts to take property; and (3) the local group of lawyers that was questioning MARTA's settlement of the claims of relocated homeowners. These events helped to constitute the framework for the evolving development of MARTA policies and procedures for relocation. (UMTA)

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Georgia, Athens

    College of Business Administration
    Athens, GA  United States  30602

    Urban Mass Transportation Administration

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Miller, G J
  • Publication Date: 1979-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00331230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Urban Mass Transportation Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: UMTA-GA-11-0006-81-4
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1982 12:00AM