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FTA General Directives

FTA may issue general directives that are applicable to the entire transit industry or a subset of the industry when it: 

  • determines that an unsafe condition or practice, or a combination of unsafe conditions and practices, exists such that there is a risk of death or personal injury, or damage to property or equipment; or
  • for any other purpose where the FTA Administrator determines that the public interest requires the avoidance or mitigation of a hazard or risk.  

A recipient’s failure to comply with a general directive could result in FTA initiating further enforcement actions, including withholding or directing the use of Chapter 53 funds.