FTA seeks comment for updates to National Public Transportation Safety Plan

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As part of continuing efforts to strengthen safety for both frontline transit workers and riders across the country, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration is proposing an updated version of the National Public Transportation Safety Plan.

Reauthorized under President Biden's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the plan creates a blueprint for transit agencies to adopt stronger safety measures. The draft of the updated safety plan was published in the Federal Register for a 60-day comment period. FTA encourages the public to submit comments on the proposed changes.

"As millions of Americans take transit to jobs, schools, and other daily activities, we must continue to ensure safety remains the top priority," said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez. "These proposed updates enhance FTA’s safety framework, as future safety-related rules, regulations, and guidance will be informed by the National Public Transportation Safety Plan."

The National Public Transportation Safety Plan is FTA's primary guidance document to improve transit safety performance on all federally supported public transportation systems and includes best practices, tools, technical assistance, voluntary standards, and other resources. The proposed updates would replace the original plan published in January 2017.


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