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FTA extends deadline for certifying safety plans


The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is giving transit agencies more time to certify they've established a compliant Agency Safety Plan.

Last week, the FTA issued a notice of enforcement discretion for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) regulation, which would have required agencies to meet compliance by July 20. The FTA's notice gives agencies until Dec. 31 to comply with and certify the requirements in the regulation.

"FTA acknowledges that operational challenges presented by COVID-19 are impacting agencies' ability to meet the compliance and certification requirements," FTA officials said in a press release.

The PTASP requires transit agencies to incorporate Safety Management System policies and procedures as they develop plans to manage safety risks.

The administration's PTASP Technical Assistance Center will remain available to assist states and agencies, they said.

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