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Safety Rulemaking

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Rail Transit Roadway Worker Protection Notice of Proposed Rulemaking 

On Monday, March 25, 2024, FTA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) in the Federal Register proposing minimum safety standards for Rail Transit Roadway Worker Protection (RWP). The public comment period closed on May 24, 2024.

Overview of the Rail Transit Roadway Worker Protection Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
April 2024
Presentation | Recording

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 

On April 9, 2024, FTA published the first major update to the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP) regulation. These updates are a part of a continuing effort to improve transit safety performance on federally supported transit systems, and PTASP is the first rule finalized by FTA under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law requirements to make transit safer for both transit workers and passengers. 

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.

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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. 

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.