Sample Small Public Transportation Provider Agency Safety Plan
In light of the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, on December 11, 2020 FTA issued a second Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673). FTA will refrain from taking enforcement action until July 21, 2021 for recipients and subrecipients unable to certify compliance with the PTASP regulation. Please visit FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page for more information about the Notice.
The PTASP TAC remains available to help you meet PTASP regulation requirements.
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides this sample ASP to assist small public transportation providers, as defined in 49 CFR § 673.5 (Part 673), with an example of how they can address minimum requirements in the PTASP regulation, Part 673. FTA uses the fictitious County Transit (CT) as the model small public transportation provider for this sample ASP. CT is not a real transit agency, and any similarities to an actual agency in this sample ASP are merely coincidental. Illustrative language in this sample ASP addresses all Part 673 elements; however, this language provides only one example of how a bus transit provider may meet Part 673 requirements. Part 673 is flexible and scalable and there are many ways to comply.
This sample plan is not legally binding in its own right and will not be relied upon by the FTA as a separate basis for affirmative enforcement action or other administrative penalty. Compliance with the guidance in this document (as distinct from existing statutes and regulations) is voluntary only, and noncompliance will not affect rights and obligations under existing statutes and regulations.