Urbanized Area Size Changes and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Requirements
On December 29, 2022, the Census Bureau published a Federal Register Notice announcing urban areas based on the 2020 Census. If the UZA(s) an agency serves changes size, this may affect its PTASP requirements. Most of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law changes to the PTASP requirements apply to transit agencies based on the size of the UZA(s) they serve and whether a transit agency receives Federal assistance under the Urbanized Area Formula Program (49 U.S.C. § 5307).
This article was originally published in the March 2023 issue of the Transit Safety & Oversight Spotlight newsletter.