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Transit Safety Standards

In keeping with a mandate from the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, FTA is seeking public comment on its initial inventory of public transportation safety standards and protocols. The inventory is now available for public evaluation in the Transit Safety Standards Compendium.

The feedback received during the 30-day comment period will enable the FTA to gauge the utilization and applicability of the standards and protocols in the inventory. FTA anticipates an official notice will be published in the Federal Register on Tuesday, May 17. 

Review and Evaluation of Public Transportation Safety Standards (FTA Report No. 0103)

This report provides information to the Secretary of Transportation for the required review of public transportation safety standards and protocols to document existing standards and examine the efficacy of those standards and protocols. This effort establishes the adequacy of minimum transit safety standards and identifies subject areas for public transportation systems and operations for which FTA may issue standards and protocols.

Last updated: Wednesday, May 11, 2016