PTASP Technical Assistance Forum


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. Welcome to the FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Forum!

    Welcome and thank you for accessing the FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Forum!

    To get the discussion started, FTA would like to know if there are any additional resources that would help your agency in developing its Agency Safety Plan? Please post your comments below!

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  2. Terminology confusion

    Can you please clarify the difference between PTASP, ASP, and SMS?

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  4. What is the definition of a close call?

    What is the definition of a close call for a bus-only system?

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  5. ASP Development Milestones

    Does your agency have milestones for the development of your Agency Safety Plans (ASP) by the July 20, 2020 compliance deadline? If so, what ASP milestones has your transit agency established?

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  6. PTASP Requirements

    The PTASP has 4 requirements. SMS, Safety Performance Targets, Employee Reporting Program and Comprehensive Training Program. Where would the SRM fall under?

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  7. Template

    This seems like an obvious question but I've looked and can't seem to find the answer. Is there a template that is able to be filled out via my computer? As in, not printed and then written in?

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  8. What happens if we send 2-hour notifications to FTA in excess of the requirements?

    Our SSOA requires 2-hour notification for incidents as well as accidents. This requires our Train Dispatchers to determine who to notify depending on what happened and increases the possibility that erroneous 2-hour notifications will be sent to FTA. Will FTA simply ignore notification that don't meet a threshold or will there be other consequences?

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  12. Small Transit Agency Opt-Out Letter Examples

    If your small agency has opted to develop your own agency safety plan, would you mind sharing a copy of your opt-out letter to your state department of transportation?

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