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FTA Special Directive 22-8


FTA issues Special Directive 22-8 to require the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) to oversee the implementation of the four Special Directives issued to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) that address immediate safety issues based on interim findings made during FTA’s ongoing Safety Management Inspection (SMI) of the MBTA. This Special Directive requires the DPU to take actions to oversee MBTA’s corrective actions to address the pattern of safety incidents and interim safety findings concerning deferred track maintenance, uncontrolled train movements, management of the Operations Control Center, and lapsed training certifications of safety-sensitive rail personnel at the MBTA.

Last updated: Thursday, March 2, 2023
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