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Certifying Compliance with the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Regulation

The Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673) requires applicable recipients or States to develop Agency Safety Plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS). After initial certification, applicable recipients must certify compliance with the regulation annually.

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.

Last updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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