Topic : State Safety Oversight Program

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Illinois, Tennessee obtain FTA safety oversight certification

Security and Safety | August 29, 2018

States must receive FTA certification by April 15, 2019 or new federal transit funds cannot be awarded.

Michigan earns FTA State Safety Oversight certification

Security and Safety | August 16, 2018

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019.

Security and Safety | July 26, 2018

Texas, 3 more states attain FTA State Safety Oversight certification

With the most recent announcement, which also includes Arkansas, Louisiana, and Wisconsin,  21 states have achieved certification.

Security and Safety | July 10, 2018

3 more states attain FTA safety oversight certification

With the recent announcement of North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and Washington state, 17 states have now achieved SSO Program certification.

Rail| June 13, 2018

Oregon's Safety Oversight Program receives FTA certification

States must receive FTA certification by April 15, 2019 or new federal transit funds cannot be awarded.

Security and Safety | May 16, 2018

Md. latest state to land State Safety Oversight certification

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019.

Government Issues| May 9, 2018

FTA certifies West Virginia's State Safety Oversight Program

With this most recent announcement, 12 states have now achieved SSO Program certification. By federal law, the deadline cannot be waived or extended.

Security and Safety | April 25, 2018

Metrorail Safety Commission names new CEO

David L. Mayer will oversee the management and operations of the MSC, which was created by the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia to serve as the State Safety Oversight Agency for the Metrorail system.

Government Issues| April 24, 2018

Pennsylvania, 2 more states earn State Safety Oversight certification

Requirements include establishing an SSO agency that is financially and legally independent from the rail transit agencies it oversees.

Government Issues| April 16, 2018

FTA reminds states funding at risk if State Safety Oversight mandate not met

FTA is prohibited by law from awarding new federal transit funds to any transit provider in a state that fails to meet the deadline, until certification is achieved. 

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