FTA Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO)


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The goal of FTA's Transit Safety and Oversight is to achieve the highest practical level of safety and security for all modes of transit.

Under MAP-21, FTA is ushering in a new era for transit safety, and we are committed to working with our state leaders to strengthen and help fund robust state safety oversight agencies to carry out this vitally important mission.

MAP-21 grants FTA the authority to establish and enforce a new comprehensive framework to oversee the safety of public transportation throughout the United States.

In doing so, we are closing a loophole in how transit safety oversight is regulated and enforced that is long overdue. For the first time since 1964, FTA will be able to establish basic safety standards to better ensure the safety of tens of millions of passengers that ride public transportation each day.

FTA's new authority is the culmination of a concerted effort that began in December 2009 when Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff formally transmitted to Congress President Obama’s legislative proposal to establish and enforce minimum federal safety standards for rail transit systems.

MAP-21 includes many of the new authorities included in the Administration’s original proposal and also includes important safety provisions for bus-only operators.

FTA will implement the new law in consultation with the transit community and our Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety, comprised of safety experts drawn from the transit industry, transportation labor groups, and academic institutions around the country.



10th Annual FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference

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2014 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF)

Implementation of the 2014 Federal Custody and Control Form (CCF) including electronic form (Federal eCCF)


Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter

Drug and Alcohol Regulation Updates Newsletter Issue 55


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• Refusal Decision Makers
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Tool Kit (September, 2011 Version)

Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Tool Kit (September, 2011 Version)


This Toolkit is a compilation of policies, procedures, forms, and training resources that represent the best practices being used throughout the U.S. by a variety of transit systems.
Training Calendar

An Introduction to All-Hazards Preparedness for Transit Agencies


This document provides transit agencies with an explanation, a high-level process, and illustrative examples for applying an all-hazards preparedness process.
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FTA Training Calendar of Events


FTA funds and supports a wide variety of safety and security training for transit agencies.
Charter for Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety

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This charter establishes the Transit Rail Advisory Committee for Safety.
 
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