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. 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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  2. 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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  4. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Internal Safety Reporting Programs

    How do you monitor information reported through all of your internal safety reporting programs beyond just the Employee Safety Reporting Program?

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  12. TAC ASP Review Feedback

    If your agency submitted a draft ASP to the TAC for review, what was the most valuable feedback you received?

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  13. Agency Safety Plan Approval Process

    What challenges did your agency come across during the Agency Safety Plan approval process and how did you handle them?

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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  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. ASP Development

    What resources or guidance from FTA’s Technical Assistance Center have been the most helpful in supporting the development of your agency’s Agency Safety Plan?

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