The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) achieved certification from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for their State Safety Oversight (SSO) program on September 24th.
On the heels of 49 CFR Part 673’s release (see our newsletter article from September), the FTA has announced more than $366 million in grants aimed at improving bus infrastructure across the country. Grant funds have been awarded to 107 project across 50 states and territories, for a wide variety of purposes.
In late September, TRA conducted a three-year audit of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority’s (GOAA) Automated People Mover (APM) systems on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). TRA supports numerous FDOT programs throughout the state, including safety oversight of the Miami-Dade Airport APMs, Miami-Dade Metrorail and Metromover systems, Miami-Dade’s bus system, Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Skyway Monorail, and Tampa’s Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority TECO Line Streetcar.
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The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) all recently achieved certification from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for their State Safety Oversight (SSO) programs this August.
Under 49 CFR Part 673, all transit agencies receiving Urbanized Area Formula Funding Grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) must implement Public Transportation Safety Plans (PTASPs) that comply with this new regulation.
TRA team members recently provided incident investigation training to executives, managers, and supervisors at a U.S. commuter rail agency.
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On July 25th, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced the latest round of states to receive certifications for their State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs. Each state that oversees a defined rail transit system must apply for and receive certification under MAP-21 and 49 CFR §674. With these newest additions to the roster, TRA now has nine SSO clients who have achieved certification.
Working with our partner and prime contractor CASE, TRA recently completed two-volume Transit Cooperative Research Project Research Report 193, “Tools and Strategies for Eliminating Assaults Against Transit Operators.”
TRA recently began an exciting project wherein we’re reviewing incident investigation procedures and recent investigation reports for a U.S. commuter rail agency. The commuter rail operator seeks to improve incident investigation processes, as well as the safety-related interaction between departments.
Get to know Vice President Daniel Hauber and learn about the work he does at TRA.