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Understanding the Agency Safety Plan Review, Approval, and Certification Process

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’s (FTA) Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673) establishes requirements for Agency Safety Plans (ASP), including the requirements for review, approval, and certification. The information provided in this article can support transit agencies and State Departments of Transportation as they prepare for each review, approval, and certification step ahead of the compliance deadline.


Please note, due to the extraordinary challenges posed by Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), FTA has issued a Notice of Enforcement Discretion, effectively extending the compliance deadline to December 31, 2020. For more information, see FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page.

Last updated: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
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