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Organization Structure

The Office of Transit Safety and Oversight has three Program Offices including the:

Learn more about the Office Leadership.

Under MAP-21, Congress granted FTA authority to directly oversee the safety of operations for all modes of public transportation. In October 2015, at the direction of the Secretary of Transportation, FTA began asserting direct safety authority of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA’s) Metrorail system.

Organization Chart

  • Associate Administrator
    • Deputy Associate Administrator
    • Administrative Officer
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Director, Office of System Safety
      • Safety Management Systems
      • Training & Tech Assistance
      • Data Analysis & Reporting
    • Director, Office of Safety Oversight and Compliance
      • Drug & Alcohol Compliance
      • Emergency Management & Public Safety
      • Transit Safety Oversight
      • Accident Investigation/Engineering
    • Director, Office of Program Oversight
      • Oversight Reviews & Grantee Workshops
      • Technical Assistance & Training
      • Performance Analysis & Reporting
      • Quality Assurance