Category Archives: Federal Transit Administration

Effective Practices in Bus Transit Safety Emergency Response

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

During an emergency, transit agency employees may be responsible for managing incidents, assessing situations, and taking appropriate actions. Crisis management is stressful, so transit agency staff not only need clear procedures to follow, but also training and practice on how …

Webinar: Shared Mobility for People with Disabilities — Challenges and Opportunities for Paratransit

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Join the Shared-Use Mobility Center (SUMC) and leading public-sector experts to discuss new approaches transit agencies are exploring to increase flexibility and responsiveness of paratransit services for users while reducing costs and complying with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. …

Register for the Transit Asset Management (TAM) Webinar: Building an Asset Inventory

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

FTA will host a webinar on May 23, 2017, from 2-3 p.m. EST to highlight examples of how transit agencies can build their asset inventories. The webinar will feature presentations from Doug Holcomb and Athena Ullah, from Greater Bridgeport Transit …

FTA Releases Update Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

As technical assistance to transit agencies that are considering disaster resilience as a part of their capital investment programs, FTA has updated its resilience benefit tool — the Hazard Mitigation Cost Effectiveness Tool. First developed to evaluate potential resilience projects …

Passenger Rail Equipment Qualification Database

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

A passenger rail equipment qualification and acceptance database funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) was developed to house all past and present qualification and acceptance tests for new passenger vehicles. The database is available for the industry including transit …

February Issue of FTA Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight Newsletter Now Available

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

A new issue of the Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight newsletter is now available. The February edition includes information about the National Public Transportation Safety Plan, a reminder to comment on FTA’s proposed General Directive about stop signal overruns by …

FTA’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Awareness Course

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

FTA’s Safety Management Systems (SMS) Awareness Course is available on the Transportation Safety Institute’s (TSI) Learning Management System (LMS). The course can be accessed by following these steps: Go to the TSI LMS located at www.tsi.dot.gov. Click on ‘Course Catalog’ …

Apply Now for Positive Train Control (PTC) Implementation Grants

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Commuter rail agencies, take note: the U.S. Department of Transportation today announced a notice of funding opportunity for $199 million in competitive grant funding for Positive Train Control (PTC) implementation, which prevents accidents and saves lives.  The grants, which will …

FTA Issues Transit Asset Management (TAM) Rule

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

Today, FTA issued a final rule requiring FTA grantees to develop management plans for their public transportation assets, including vehicles, facilities, equipment, and other infrastructure. The Transit Asset Management (TAM) final rule asks transit agencies to develop a strategic approach …

FTA Extends National Online Dialogue on Transit Worker Assaults to August 31

Posted ago by Stephanie Lewis

In response to increased industry interest, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today that the National Online Dialogue to address the problem of transit worker assaults will remain open until Wednesday, August 31. The National Online Dialogue presents stakeholders with …