This manual reflects current thought on the best practices to employ in public transportation safety and security and the evolution from the long standing System Safety Program process, defined in the System Safety Program Plan (SSPP). This process was initially developed by NASA and the Department of Defense. The impetus for the development of a.. read more →

FTA’s Office of Transit Safety and Oversight held two webinars on September 17-18, 2015 to discuss the Public Transportation Safety Program Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on August 14, 2015. During the webinars, FTA discussed the provisions of the proposed rule and how industry stakeholders can comment on the NPRM.. read more →

December 5, 2013, 2:00-3:30pm (EST) Description: This webcast will highlight passages and questions of the ANPRM that may be of particular interest to medium and large transit systems. PowerPoint Presentation read more →

December 3, 2013, 1:00-2:00pm (EST) Description: This webcast will identify specific sections of the ANPRM as they relate to small transit systems. PowerPoint Presentation read more →

This report explores the basics of a safety management systems (SMS); discusses the concept of a “just culture;” highlights efforts to implement SMS at airports and in other industries such as maritime, patient safety, and oil and gas; examines theories under which SMS could lead to increased liability for airports; and provides a review of.. read more →