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Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans

Overview

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

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Public Transportation

Amtrak & COASTER

Amtrak Intercity and COASTER commuter trains link communities and travelers from
as far away as Los Angeles and Orange Counties to downtown San Diego and coastal
North County and, includes stops in Old Town, Sorrento Valley, Solana Beach, Encinitas,
Carlsbad and Oceanside.

Travelers headed to and from San Diego International Airport can connect with Amtrak’s
Pacific Surfliner and the COASTER at Amtrak’s Santa Fe Depot train station downtown
by using Metropolitan Transit System Route 992, which operates between 5:00 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends and holidays.

The COASTER operates 365 days a year, seven days a week, with trips throughout the day to Old Town and North San Diego County. Tickets may be purchased at ticket vending machines on the Santa Fe Depot station platform, online at GoNCTD.com, or via the COASTER Mobile App.

For additional information

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Las Vegas: Public Transportation – Tripadvisor

Las Vegas provides several public transportation options for visitors.

Las Vegas Monorail

One is the Las Vegas Monorail. This basic rail system provides service along the portion of Las Vegas Boulevard known as the Strip. Trains run from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 a.m. Monday-Thursday and until 3:00 a.m. Friday-Sunday. Stations are located at MGM Grand, Bally’s, Flamingo, Harrah’s, Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas Hilton and Sahara.  Trains arrive about every five to ten minutes. Pricing options include single fares for $6.00, day passes for $15.00 and three day (72 hour)  passes for $40, a 7- day pass, 168 hours, is $56, or $50.40 if purchased online in advance.  Additionally, there are available passes that may be shared by more than one rider:  $9 for a 2-ride pass and $35 for a 10-ride pass. These passes are valid for one year from first use. Tickets can be purchased at any

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Los Angeles: Public Transportation – Tripadvisor

Forget all the negative information about public traffic in LA. It’s just as good and safe as anywhere in the world. Take the bus and metro and see it’s fairly reliable and that drivers are friendly and polite (towards every person!). Same goes for security people. Just take that bus, stop complaining and meet the world!

There are over 200 metro bus lines and 6 metro rail lines in the Los Angeles area that are run by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). You can get to almost anywhere in the developed parts of Los Angeles County on Metro and/or on other local transit services. Some transfers are quick and easy; others, less so.  Detailed information, along with a trip planner, can be found here: http://www.metro.net/default.asp

The  metro rail lines are:

1. Green line Metro Rail (above ground): Runs east/west between Norwalk and Redondo Beach with a stop

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