TSA has reopened the comment period for the advance notice of proposed rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2016, requesting public comments on several topics relevant to the development of Surface Transportation Vulnerability Assessments and Security Plans mandated by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Act). Comments.. read more →

The Federal Transit Administration’s Office of Transit Safety & Oversight will host a webinar from 2-3:30 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 12 to discuss the State Safety Oversight (SSO) final rule. This session will be an opportunity for attendees to learn more about the provisions of the rule and ask questions related to implementation. The.. read more →

This is the last week to register and attend the webinar series hosted by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA)’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight to discuss the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the proposed National Public Transportation Safety Plan. During the webinar series, which starts tomorrow with a.. read more →

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The Journal of the Transportation Research Board No. 2516 has 11 papers concerned with operator education and regulation, safe mobility for older persons, traffic law enforcement, or alcohol and other drugs.  View Report read more →

11 Feb 2014
February 11, 2014

FTA Substance Abuse Training

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FTA’s Substance Abuse One-Day Seminar training schedule has been updated. As an adjunct to the FTA Drug and Alcohol National Conference, this one-day seminar is designed to provide essential facts and information to facilitate employers’ compliance with DOT’s 49 CFR Part 40 and FTA’s 49 CFR Part 655. While a high-level overview of the regulations.. read more →

TRB’s Transit Cooperative Research Program (TCRP) Legal Research Digest 44: Legal Issues in Public Transit Emergency Planning and Operation synthesizes and assesses laws, regulations, and guidance from the transit and homeland security industries as a means to help transit agencies better understand their legal responsibilities with respect to emergency planning and operational issues. One of.. read more →

28 Feb 2013
February 28, 2013

FTA MAP-21 Safety Webinar (2/28/13)

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On February 28th, FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff hosted a Webinar to discuss the safety provisions of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21).  Vincent Valdes, Acting Associate Administrator for the Federal Transit Administration’s new Office of Transit Safety and Oversight (TSO), provided further details on the program and the progress that.. read more →

Transit Research Board Annual Meeting  (1/14/2013) View Webinar read more →

This webinar, held soon after enactment of the new transportation authorization law, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21), provided an opportunity to hear from the key congressional committee staff from the United States Senate and U.S. House of Representatives who wrote the transit provisions of the new law.  These experts, along with.. read more →