USA Banner

Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

U.S. Department of Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation Icon United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Safety Rulemaking

Navigate to these topics:

Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management

Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On Monday, October 30, FTA published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) in the Federal Register on Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management. The public comment period closed on January 29, 2024.

FTA Virtual Listening Session on the Transit Worker Hours of Service and Fatigue Risk Management ANPRM
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Presentation | Recording

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On Wednesday, April 26, 2023, FTA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing new requirements for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation. The public comment period closed on June 26, 2023.

Final Rule

Learn more about the PTASP Final Rule, which was published in July 2018. 

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law

  • FTA published a Dear Colleague Letter to inform the transit industry about Bipartisan Infrastructure Law changes to PTASP requirements. The new requirements apply to transit agencies with an Agency Safety Plan (ASP) in place under the PTASP regulation (49 CFR Part 673). FTA encourages transit agencies to review their ASP to determine if it meets these requirements. 

  • To support the transit industry's implementation of this requirement, FTA is hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, from 3:00 pm–4:00 pm ET. Please register to participate.

State Safety Oversight (SSO)

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

On November 15, 2023, FTA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing updated requirements for the State Safety Oversight regulation. The public comment period closed on Thursday, February 15, 2024.

State Safety Oversight Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Overview Webinar
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Presentation | Recording

Final Rule

Public Transportation Safety Program Final Rule

Public Transportation Safety Training Certification Program Final Rule (Training Rule)

On October 26, 2023, FTA published a Federal Register Notice soliciting feedback on proposed updates to FTA’s Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) regulation. This proposed update to the regulation will build upon existing training requirements for safety professionals in rail transit agencies and ensure that the training curriculum is more responsive to evolving industry needs. The public comment period closed on December 26, 2023.

Learn more about the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program Final Rule, which was published in July 2018.

Related Resources

Entry-Level Driver Training Regulations

Issued in 2016, the Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) regulation sets federal standards for mandatory training of entry-level drivers obtaining a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for the first time, upgrading an existing Class B CDL to a Class A CDL, and obtaining the hazardous materials, passenger, or school bus driving endorsements for the first time. Compliance with these regulations is required by Monday, February 7, 2022. Please submit questions to TPR@dot.gov and visit tpr.fmcsa.dot.gov for more information.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hosted a webinar on the FMCSA ELDT Rule Requirement. This webinar provided an overview of the ELDT Final Rule and Training Provider Registry and outlined the driver, training, and training provider requirements.