May 2019 Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight Newsletter Now Available

The May 2019 issue of the Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight newsletter is now available.

This issue includes a feature article on developing a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) with service contractors and other external service providers and information on upcoming State Safety Oversight (SSO) Reporting Tool Enhancements. It also includes several announcements including FTA’s New Safety Risk Management Program Manager, the $88M Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Transit Security Grant Funding opportunity for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019, and a reminder of the May 28, 2019 deadline for the FTA Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative Funding Opportunities. In addition, there is a new “Data Spotlight” feature with a focus on rail transit suicides and trespassing events; upcoming speaking events, workshops, and webinars; available safety training; and more.

Please share the newsletter with colleagues and send comments to FTASafetyStakeholder@dot.gov.

Links:

Transit Safety and Oversight Spotlight Newsletter – May 2019

Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans (PTASP)

FY19 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Safety Management Systems (SMS)

FTA Human Trafficking Awareness and Public Safety Initiative

FTA Calendar of Events – PTASP Webinars, PTASP Workshops, Joint State SSO/Rail Transit Agency (RTA) Workshop