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?
A State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) may establish requirements for a rail transit agency’s (RTA’s) notifications sent to the SSOA that exceed the FTA’s notification requirements. This means that an SSOA may require an RTA to notify the SSOA of events that the RTA is not required to report to FTA within two hours.
FTA has clarified its requirements for an RTA’s two-hour notifications to FTA in its two-hour notification guide published here: https://bit.ly/2KCg1KT.(Edited by admin)