FTA published the COVID-19 Recovery Practices in Transit resource to assist the public transportation industry in its recovery from the COVID-19 public health emergency. This new resource provides web links to practices implemented by transit systems worldwide in response to COVID-19. Practices are organized under categories, including protecting workers and passengers; cleaning, disinfecting, and ventilating.. read more →

This report includes an examination of the standards, guidelines, and recommendations associated with crashworthiness and Crash Energy Management (CEM) for transit buses, including articulated buses, BRT buses, and paratransit body-on-chassis buses. View Report read more →

During an emergency, transit agency employees may be responsible for managing incidents, assessing situations, and taking appropriate actions. Crisis management is stressful, so transit agency staff not only need clear procedures to follow, but also training and practice on how to carry out those procedures. From considering emergency response in vehicle and equipment purchasing to.. read more →

Forty-one railroads including 29 commuter railroads are required by statute to implement PTC. Commuter railroads unable to implement a PTC system by December 31, 2018, may receive a maximum 2-year extension if they meet certain statutory criteria. GAO was asked to review commuter railroads’ PTC implementation. Among other objectives, this statement discusses (1) commuter railroads.. read more →

In response to recent amendments made to the USDOT rule 49 CFR Part 40, The Procedures for Transportation Workplace Drug and Alcohol Testing Programs, FDOT is issuing two new FTA-compliant policy templates.  To assist the District offices and our state’s transit systems in understanding the regulatory changes and how they relate to the policy templates, Diana Byrnes (CUTR) has recorded a technical assistance webinar:.. read more →