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Welcome to the FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Forum!
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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!6 votes
In a multimodal system with rail and bus, can the Chief Safety Officer oversee safety for BOTH rail and bus?4 votes
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?2 votes
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?2 votes
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?2 votes
Can a non-front-line person be chosen as a committee member
Can the President of the union be appointed to join the joint safety committee1 vote
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law - How does the FTA define what "adequately trained" safety officer means?
Bus Transit provider - who is reviewing the Bipartisan Law in order to make adjustments to the existing agency safety plan1 vote
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?1 vote
What types of changes has your agency made to implement its ASP as planned, due to the COVID-19 public health emergency?1 vote
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?1 vote
ASP Development and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
How has the COVID-19 public health emergency affected your Agency Safety Plan development?1 vote
TAC ASP Review Feedback
If your agency submitted a draft ASP to the TAC for review, what was the most valuable feedback you received?1 vote
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?1 vote
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?1 vote
Which part of Agency Safety Plan development did your agency find the most challenging, and how did you overcome that challenge?1 vote
Fall Virtual PTASP Workshops
Due to significant interest following the August workshops, FTA will host two more virtual Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Bus Workshops this fall. These two-day workshops will take place on September 29–30 and October 13–14, 2020. Each workshop will focus on the PTASP regulation requirements and provide strategies for completing an Agency Safety Plan (ASP) by the December 31, 2020 deadline.
Register for Workshop 1: September 29–30, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time: https://bit.ly/2FFKmc1
Register for Workshop 2: October 13–14, 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time: https://bit.ly/33EnD891 vote
ASP Development Progress and COVID-19
Has the COVID-19 public health emergency affected the contents of your Agency Safety Plan, and if so, how?1 vote
Bus Contractor's Existing SSPP?
Question: Our agency contracts our bus and paratransit service operations and maintenance to a contractor, and that contractor has an existing System Safety Program Plan (SSPP). Since our agency is the recipient of the FTA funds (not the contractor), can the contractor keep their existing SSPP, and can our new ASP cite/reference sections of the contractor's SSPP?1 vote
Sub-contractors in ASP?
If fixed route and paratransit is provided by a contracted entity, does ASP also need to address sub-contracted companies such as security, janitorial, visiting personnel, etc. If so, do they need a separate section in the ASP?1 vote
How to coordinate ASP and SSEPP
How does FTA anticipate the ASP working together with the System Security and Emergency Preparedness Program Plan (SSEPP)? Can we integrate the SSEPP into the ASP, essentially eliminating it as a document? Alternatively, can we separate safety from security functions and keep two distinct documents?1 vote
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