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Sample Agency Safety Plan Development, Review and Approval Timeline for RTAs and SSOAs

In light of the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, on December 11, 2020 FTA issued a second Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673). FTA will refrain from taking enforcement action until July 21, 2021 for recipients and subrecipients unable to certify compliance with the PTASP regulation. Please visit FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page for more information about the Notice.

The PTASP TAC remains available to help you meet PTASP regulation requirements.


The Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan regulation at 49 C.F.R. Part 673 (Part 673) requires each rail transit agency (RTA) to develop an Agency Safety Plan (ASP) and certify that it meets Part 673 requirements. In addition, as specified in § 673.13, and authorized in FTA’s State Safety Oversight regulation, 49 C.F.R. Part 674, the State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) must review and approve the RTA’s ASP, prior to the RTA’s certification of compliance to FTA. To approve the ASP, the SSOA must confirm that the RTA’s ASP meets both FTA’s Part 673 requirements and the SSOA’s Program Standard.

Published Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
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