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. 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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  3. Safety Risk Management (Hazard Identification)

    What is one takeaway from an FTA workshop, webinar, training or resource that helped you conduct hazard identification at your agency?

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  4. Safety Risk Management (Hazards vs. Consequences)

    What kind of guidance is your agency providing for safety staff to ensure that hazards identified during the Safety Risk Management process are hazards and not consequences?

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  5. Monitoring Safety Risk Mitigations

    How will your agency monitor safety risk mitigations?

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  6. Hazard Identification

    Which activities and tools are you using for hazard identification? Who at your agency is responsible for this safety risk management step?

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  7. 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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  8. Adding a credit to an account

    Is there an easy way to add credit to a customers account?? I've done a search, and all I can find is an awkward method requiring adding "future charges", and a dozen steps to go through. Is there a better way that is not such a huge, convoluted mess?

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