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Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) Frequently Asked Questions

These FAQs were last updated in April 2023. They pertain to the PTASP Final Rule in effect as of July 19, 2019, and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law changes to PTASP requirements.

Some answers may not reflect the changes to the PTASP rule published on April 9, 2024, and FTA will publish an update to these FAQs shortly. To be notified when the FAQs are updated, sign up for GovDelivery updates.
 

These frequently asked questions (FAQ) cover the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation. The PTASP regulation requires certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal funds under the FTA Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop an Agency Safety Plan (ASP) that includes the processes and procedures to implement a Safety Management System (SMS), a comprehensive, collaborative approach to managing safety. This FAQ covers a broad range of topics, including Bipartisan Infrastructure Law changes to PTASP requirements. Please direct any questions to PTASP-TAC@dot.gov.

Contact Information

Please direct all Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation and SMS inquiries to PTASP-TAC@dot.gov.