Safety Management Inspection: Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
FTA released its Safety Management Inspection (SMI) report of the MBTA and the Massachusetts DPU after a 2 1/2-month inspection that began in mid-April. The SMI focused on MBTA’s processes, procedures, and resources for safety decision-making and the role of the DPU in overseeing MBTA’s safety performance. Findings identify areas that require continued attention and increased resources by MBTA to prioritize safety and ensure system maintenance.
Each of these are required actions to address findings from FTA’s Safety Management Inspection conducted at the MBTA.
- Special Directive 22-12: Related to operating conditions and policies, procedures and training (August 31, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-11: Related to the effectiveness of safety communication (August 31, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-10: Related to prioritization of safety management information (August 31, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-9: Related to managing the impact of operations, maintenance, and capital project requirements on the existing workforce (August 31, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-7: Related to lapsed certifications (June 15, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-6: Related to the Operations Control Center (June 15, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-5: Related to vehicle securement of disabled trains (June 15, 2022)
- Special Directive 22-4: Related to track maintenance (June 15, 2022)