Title

Reconciling Security, Disclosure, and Record-Retention Requirements in Transit Procurements

Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-2010

Subject Area

place - north america, planning - terrorism

Keywords

Competitive bidding, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Documents, Federal laws, Legal factors, Procurement, Public policy, Public transit, Recordkeeping, Records management, Security, State laws, Transit operating agencies

Abstract

This digest highlights the legal requirements that are relevant to the transit procurement process of balancing the competing needs of open government and public security. The digest explores federal and state requirements concerning record retention and disclosure, as well as practices transit agencies have adopted to meet their responsibilities in balancing these competing public policy interests. This digest should be useful to attorneys, transportation officials, engineers, information specialists, security personnel, record retention staff, and policy makers.

Rights

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