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FTA announces National Online Dialogue on transit worker assaults

Posted on June 13, 2016

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The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is conducting a National Online Dialogue on preventing and mitigating transit worker assaults from June 13 to July 25, 2016.

An assault can be an overt physical or verbal act against bus and train operators, other on‐board personnel, and station personnel that threatens the workers’ physical safety and emotional well‐being, endangers passengers or other customers, and interferes with the operator’s mission to complete his or her scheduled run or other duties safely. The online dialogue will provide public transportation stakeholders and others an opportunity to help identify risks and impediments to a safe workplace and possible solutions to these assaults.

Using the information gathered from the dialogue, the FTA will develop a proposed rule to address assaults on bus and rail transit operators as required by the FAST Act. The U.S. Transportation Secretary’s Transit Advisory Committee for Safety issued a report on this subject in 2015, which includes best practices for transit agencies to prevent assaults.

To participate in the dialogue, click here.

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