Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan

The Federal Transit Administration published the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan Final Rule on July 19, 2018. PTASP requires certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal 5307 funds under FTA's Urbanized Area Formula Grants to develop safety plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems. It brings management and labor together to control risk better, detect and correct safety problems earlier, share and analyze safety data more effectively, and measure safety performance more precisely.

As the Regional Transportation District is a recipient of federal financial assistance under the Urbanized Area Formula Program that operates public transportation, RTD is has developed, adopted and certified a Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan and developed targets for the required measures.

Following consultation with the Federal Highway Administration and FTA, the DRCOG Board elected to support RTD's PTASP targets.

  • Zero fatalities in RTD operating systems; Bus, Light Rail and Commuter Rail
  • Preventable accident rate per 100,000 miles:
    • Bus less than 1.0
    • Light Rail less than 1.0
  • 10% reduction in Bus preventable accidents
  • 10% reduction in Light Rail prevantable accidents
  • 10% reduction in Commuter Rail accidents
  • 25% reduction of lost time employee injuries
  • 15% reduction of On-the-Job Injuries (OJIs)
    • 25% reduction of Slip and Fall injuries
    • 25% reduction of injuries from strains
  • Measure and hold to current levels of performance for system reliabilty without decline in reliability or increases in costs as described in the current Transit Asset Management Plan (TAMP).