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Office of System Safety


The Office of System Safety is responsible for guiding the transit industry shift to a Safety Management System (SMS) approach by developing, implementing, and maintaining transit safety policy and rulemaking. Additionally, the office will oversee transit accident investigation and safety data collection.

This office is also responsible for developing and providing technical assistance to transit industry stakeholders.

Aloha Ley, Acting Director

Aloha Ley is the Acting Director for the Office of System Safety in the Office of Transit Safety and Oversight at FTA. As Acting Director, Ms. Ley leads safety policy and rulemaking efforts at FTA, and oversees the training and accident investigation functions. Prior to this role, Ms. Ley served as the Division Chief for Safety Assurance and Risk Management and lead the accident investigation, safety data systems, Safety Management System (SMS) pilot programs, safety research and other safety related programs in support of transit safety oversight.  

Ms. Ley has over 25 years of experience with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), where she has led the implementation of many high-level initiatives at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Office of the Secretary’s Office of Aviation and International Affairs. Her experiences include Special Assistant in the FAA’s Office of Aviation Safety, Associate Director in the Office of Aviation and International Affairs’ Small Community Air Service Development Program, and Chief of Staff in the Office of Aviation and International Affairs. 

Ms. Ley holds a Master of Science in International Marketing Management from the University of Maryland, University College, and Bachelors of Sciences in Marketing, Transportation and Business from the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith College of Business and Management. 

Updated: Thursday, November 30, 2017
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