PTASP Technical Assistance Forum

In light of the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, on December 11, 2020 FTA issued a second Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673). FTA will refrain from taking enforcement action until July 21, 2021 for recipients and subrecipients unable to certify compliance with the PTASP regulation. Please visit FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page for more information about the Notice.


This forum offers peer-to-peer sharing of effective practices to support you in developing an Agency Safety Plan and implementing a Safety Management System.  It also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions and request and share resources with the transit community.

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  1. Start bussines

    Any advice for newcomer in business?

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  2. large gas cylinders

    Hi everyone, we just bought again. this time outside the metro area. we don't have city gas anymore. I need to find a supplier of liquefied gas urgently. does anyone know where you can buy 45-kilogram gas cylinders? if they are used, how can I be sure that they are safe? We will probably agree on supplies and supplies with one of the energy companies in the near future. however, I believe that it is probably cheaper to have your own bottles and take them for refueling than to force energy companies to do all this for me. do you…

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  3. Hello everyone, are any of you interested in astrology?

    Hello everyone, are any of you interested in astrology? I've read a few articles on the Internet and it became interesting to me.

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  4. A Tournament a Day at BGO Casino: Opt in and Win Big!

    Every player loves something a bit extra from an online casino because it reminds us that the casino also appreciates the time we spend in the lobby. At BGO casino it is the slots tournaments that are the frosting on the cake. So how does it all work?

    The slots tournaments at BGO take place on a daily or weekly basis and getting started is quite straightforward as you will discover in a couple of minutes. After the tournament ends the best performers of the event will be ranked on a leaderboard where the best players get prizes such as…

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  5. How much should you pay for batteries ?

    I thought I would post and explain from my experience as it seems like a few people are paying far more than they should be for cells.

    How much you pay depends on the question of how much it really costs to put 1kWh into and out of a battery pack ? If you want power off grid then the question varies a bit because it is not all about competing with the utility price.

    You first have to take into account the cost of the battery and divide this by your expected cycle life energy. You have to calculate…

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  6. Rail crew Transportation

    Hi gang. Stumbled on a part time job as a crew driver, which I guess means picking up timec out crews and taking them back to base or to hotels. Some over night travel, able to lift 50 lbs, so I'm guessing you have to carry their bags?

    Anyone have any insight on the job? I'm a retired cop/paramedic, just looking for something to do

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  7. Most workers did their job online

    I don't know how to tell others, but this new law didn't stop for me. Most workers did their job online, and when they all went online, we did not feel a significant obstacle. I was lucky with those who worked as a financial advisor, they could work both online and offline, and they came from a unique company. At the same time, I read that others do not have such a possibility, and it is a much more complicated thing with the staff. By the way, I found these great workers at https://wealthtender.com/insights/investing/etfs/archive-active-etf-basics-active-etf-vs-mutual-fund/, and I don't regret it…

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  8. ASP Modifications Due to COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    Has your agency modified/amended its Agency Safety Plan to document any new activities or tools it has adopted in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency? If so, what modifications have you made?

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  10. Safety Hazard Identification and Safety Risk Assessment

    What sources for safety hazard identification did you include in your Agency Safety Plan?

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  11. COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Effect on ASP

    Due to impacts from the COVID-19 public health emergency, will you need to scale back certain areas of your ASP? If so, which areas?

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  13. ASP Development and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

    How has the COVID-19 public health emergency affected your Agency Safety Plan development?

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  14. Certification - With the deadline now being December 31,2020, does that now become our timeline for annual review and certification?

    Certification - With the deadline now being December 31,2020, does that now become our timeline for annual review and certification?

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  15. Monitoring Safety Risk Mitigations

    What tools do you use to keep track of safety risk mitigations so you can monitor the mitigations to see if they are effective, appropriate, and implemented as intended? Who, in your agency, is responsible for monitoring safety risk mitigations?

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  16. Coordinating with Contractors for ASP Development

    If you coordinated with service or maintenance contractors while developing your Agency Safety Plan, what strategies did you use to make the process go smoothly?

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  17. Second PTASP Notice of Enforcement

    In light of the extraordinary challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health emergency, on December 11, 2020 FTA issued a second Notice of Enforcement Discretion for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation (49 CFR Part 673). FTA will refrain from taking enforcement action until July 21, 2021 for recipients and subrecipients unable to certify compliance with the PTASP regulation. Please visit FTA’s COVID-19 FAQs page for more information about the Notice.

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  18. Safety Event Investigations

    During safety event investigations, how will your agency check for organizational factors that may have contributed to the event?

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  19. Certification

    What types of challenges could potentially delay your agency’s certification of compliance with the PTASP regulation in TrAMS by the December 31 deadline?

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  20. Safety Communication

    What methods does your agency use to communicate safety information to employees and contractors? How do you ensure employees and contractors have received the safety information?

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