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Safety Rulemaking

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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 will have 60 days to submit comments on the proposed changes. 

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) Final Rule

Public Transportation Safety Program Final Rule

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

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 and visit 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. 

Last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2023