AASHTO Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)


AASHTO Liaison(s):

Richard Price, Program Specialist
Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program (MTAP)
Phone #: (202) 624-5813

Shayne Gill, Program Director for Multimodal Transportation
Council on Public Transportation
Phone#: (202) 624-3630

Transit Safety

On Thursday, July 19, 2018, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) completed its congressionally-mandated effort to develop a Public Transportation Safety Program, releasing two final regulations – the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) and the Safety Certification Training Program. State DOT Transit Offices are very interested in the PTASP final rule, which outlines requirements to incorporate FTA’s Safety Management System (SMS) policies and procedures in the creation of safety plans by transit agencies and providers (sub-recipients).

Transit Safety is a top priority. Thankfully, small urban and rural transportation systems are among the safest transit systems in the nation. With the release of the two final regulations and FTA’s completion of its safety program, transit safety is expected to remain a prominent issue among state DOT transit offices. On this website, AASHTO’s Multi-State Transit Technical Assistance Program will maintain important documents, letters and other vital information to the discussion over transit safety.

Public Transportation Agency Safety final rule (released July 19, 2019)

Preliminary Summary/Analysis – PTASP final rule by David Harris, MTAP Chair; New Mexico DOT

AASHTO Agency Safety NPRM Comments from Apri 4, 2016

Federal Transit Administration’s PTASP website

FTA Begins New Era of Public Transit Safety, By K. Jane Williams, Acting Administrator, Federal Transit Administration

Federal Transit Administration’s webinar/technical assistance schedule for State DOTs: