FTA Seeks Input on Training Requirements to Improve Rail Safety Oversight


FTA has announced a proposed update to the Public Transportation Safety Certification Training Program regulation that would build upon existing training requirements for safety professionals in rail transit agencies and ensure that the training curriculum is more responsive to evolving industry needs.

“Public transportation is the safest mode of surface transportation, but it can be even safer for both passengers and transit workers,” said FTA Administrator Nuria Fernandez. “We want every subway, light rail and streetcar rider to feel confident the workers in charge of safety are trained effectively to carry out their important roles.”

The proposed changes would expand refresher training requirements for mandatory participants and allow for greater flexibility in the curriculum to address changing industry training needs. The NPRM would also streamline administrative requirements to help ensure individuals who serve in designated roles are enrolled in the program and complete training requirements on time.

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