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Sample Bus Transit Provider Agency Safety Plan (ASP)

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) provides this sample ASP to assist bus transit providers that do not meet the 49 CFR Part 673 definition of “small public transportation provider.” This document provides an example of how these bus transit providers, which operate 101 or more vehicles across all fixed route modes and/or 101 or more vehicles in each nonfixed route mode in peak revenue service, or that also provide rail transit service, can address minimum requirements in the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation, 49 CFR Part 673. FTA uses the fictitious Straightline Transit (ST) as the model public transportation provider for this sample ASP. ST 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, required to draft and certify its own plan, may meet Part 673 requirements.

The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. Grantees and subgrantees should refer to FTA’s statutes and regulations for applicable requirements.

For information on Bipartisan Infrastructure Law safety requirements, see FTA’s web page or email

Last updated: Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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