FTA: Comments Welcome on Proposed Transit-Safety Oversight Rules

Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor
“We intend to make transit, one of the safest forms of surface transportation, even safer,” FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez said. “Giving oversight agencies the tools needed to make an impact is a critical step.”

“We intend to make transit, one of the safest forms of surface transportation, even safer,” FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez said. “Giving oversight agencies the tools needed to make an impact is a critical step.”

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) on Nov. 15 reported that it is proposing new rules to “strengthen” U.S. rail transit oversight by giving State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) the right to inspect transit facilities without warning, and requiring SSOAs to collect metrics and data from the rail transit systems they oversee and to create inspection programs to decrease risk. Comments are due Jan. 16, 2024.

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