On July 19, 2018, FTA published the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule, which requires certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal funds under FTA’s Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop safety plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS).
- The PTASP rule became effective on July 19, 2019.
- FTA published a Dear Colleague letter on July 19, 2019, to alert the transit industry of the July 20, 2020 safety compliance deadline.
The plan must include safety performance targets. Find additional guidance on planning and target setting on FTA’s Performance-Based Planning pages. Transit operators also must certify they have a safety plan in place meeting the requirements of the rule by July 20, 2020. The plan must be updated and certified by the transit agency annually.
The rule applies to all operators of public transportation systems that are recipients and