Official US Government Icon

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Secure Site Icon

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Find the Latest Information on the Coronavirus/COVID-19 at FTA's Coronavirus landing page.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Two-Hour Accident Notification Guide

The Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) State Safety Oversight (SSO) regulation (49 C.F.R. Part 674) establishes definitions and minimum notification thresholds for safety events. Part 674 defines three types of safety events: accidents, incidents, and occurrences, and requires a rail transit agency (RTA) to notify its State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) and the FTA within two hours of any event classified as an accident. This Two-Hour Accident Notification Guide is designed to help RTAs identify those events that are classified as accidents and how to notify FTA.

Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2020