Rail transit agencies are required to designate employees and contractors who are “directly responsible for safety.” This includes those employees and contractors whose job function includes performing audits and examinations of rail fixed guideway public transportation systems. These employees and contractors must comply with the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program (PTSCTP) under 49 CFR Part 672.
For rail transit agencies, this means finding qualified personnel and contractors to help with internal safety audits and reviews can be a challenge. FTA Requirements for internal auditors who are fully independent of the audit subject, but also possess the required PTSCTP certification, can limit the pool of available employees and contractors.
TRA can help.
We have a large bench of PTSCTP-certified transit safety experts with years of safety audit experience, including our key consulting staff.
TRA has a proven and effective audit approach and methodology.
TRA is highly familiar with the requirements of Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASPs) as required under 49 CFR Part 673.
TRA is also highly familiar with Safety Management Systems (SMS) principles and implementation strategies.
In addition to our deep understanding of FTA safety requirements, our auditors have extensive knowledge of technical audit areas, including operations, maintenance, occupational safety, drug and alcohol testing, and other key topics.
TRA puts the needs of its clients first. TRA recognizes that there is no good one-size-fits-all approach to SMS implementation, compliance, or enforcement. We carefully tailor our work to scale to the needs of each individual agency. TRA has a 30-year history of providing high-quality consulting services that add value for our clients. Please contact us today to discuss how TRA can help your agency complete FTA-required internal safety audits.