Sample Agency Safety Plan Development, Review and Approval Timeline for RTAs and SSOAs
In light of the extraordinary operational challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, FTA issued a Notice of Enforcement Discretion effectively extending the PTASP compliance deadline from July 20, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Please visit FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page for more information about the Notice.
The PTASP TAC is 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.