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FTA looking for public comment on transit safety oversight rules

November 17, 2023

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced it would open its proposed rules to strengthen state agencies’ ability to oversee rail transit in the United States.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking would give State Safety Oversight Agencies (SSOAs) the right to inspect agencies without warning, require agencies to collect metrics and date that better explain rail transit safety, and require SSOAs to create an inspection program. The FTA is required to open the proposed rulemaking to public comment, per new requirement under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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