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 session designed for Small Urban, Rural & Tribal-serving agencies, FTA will discuss the provisions of both the proposed rule and plan, and how industry stakeholders can get involved in the regulatory process. (See full list of webinars below.)

The proposed Agency Safety Plan rule would require any public transportation system that receives federal financial assistance to certify and implement a safety plan based on the principles of Safety Management System (SMS). The National Safety Plan is not a regulation, but would be FTA’s primary tool to disseminate guidance, technical assistance, templates, and other resources related to safety rulemaking to help transit providers improve their safety performance. Comments are due by April 5, 2016.

FTA will also host a Public Listening Session on March 16, 2016, where agency staff will answer questions on the proposed National Public Transportation Safety Plan and Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) at the American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Legislative Conference. The listening session will take place 9:30-11 a.m., Wednesday March 16 at the JW Marriott Pennsylvania Avenue Terrace Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. Register for the listening session. PLEASE NOTE: The Public Listening Session is an in-person event taking place in Washington, D.C. There will be no web login or call in information. If you need to cancel your registration, please contact

Tuesday, February 24 – Small Urban, Rural & Tribal
Tuesday, March 1 – Bus-only Agencies
Wednesday, March 2 – Multimodal Agencies
Thursday, March 3 – Small Urban, Rural & Tribal
Monday, March 7 – Small Urban, Rural & Tribal w/National RTAP
Wednesday, March 16 – Public Listening Session at the APTA Legislative Conference
Public Listening Session Registration
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan NPRM
National Public Transportation Safety Plan

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