This is a course on the law and legal principles used to create, operate and maintain mass transportation infrastructure. The focus is on the legal functions and processes used in planning and operating mass transit and the rules and alternatives for spending government appropriated funds. This course gives an overview of regulatory, procurement and grant practice. Also covered are public/private collaboration as well as private sector participation in government assisted or sponsored projects, including the relationships between and among the Federal Government, State and local governments and the private sector. This course provides an introduction to basic government contracts and regulatory practice in the context of mass transportation.