Topic : Safety Management System

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Panel recommends 34 ways to improve MBTA safety for riders, staff

Security and Safety | December 10, 2019

The process drew on 100 interviews, six focus groups, and extensive site visits throughout the MBTA system.

Amtrak cites customer satisfaction, safety as factors for record ridership

Rail| November 11, 2019

This year, the agency became the first major U.S.-based railroad to implement a Safety Management System, a proactive approach to managing safety, resulting in significant improvement.

Technology| November 30, 2018

RATP Dev USA reduces vehicle accidents by 19%

Using Coruson, Ideagen’s cloud-based system for enterprise safety, quality, reporting, and incident management.

Security and Safety | September 24, 2018

RATP Dev USA deploys SmartDrive video program to bolster safety

The program features and benefits allow agency management to identify areas of success and opportunities for improvement.

Security and Safety | April 12, 2018

Cleveland RTA's bus system receives APTA's Gold Safety Award

Award will be presented with the honor for its achievements in safety, security, and operations in May at the APTA Bus and Paratransit Conference in Tampa, Fla.

Security and Safety | January 10, 2018

Amtrak names new EVP/chief safety officer

Ken Hylander will report directly to President/CEO Richard Anderson and be responsible for implementing a proven Safety Management System at Amtrak.

Government Issues| August 11, 2016

FTA issues public transportation safety program final rule

The final rule formally adopts the Safety Management System approach to safety as the basis of the FTA safety program.

Motorcoach| March 8, 2016

National Academies of Sciences to lead CSA effectiveness study

Will examine the accuracy with which the BASIC safety measures used in the CSA and the Safety Management System identify high risk carriers and predict or are correlated with future crash risk or other safety indicators for motor carriers. 

Government Issues| February 9, 2016

FTA issues Agency Safety Plan proposed rule, Proposed National Safety Plan

Both are statutory requirements first authorized by Congress in MAP-21 Act in 2012 and reauthorized in the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act in 2015.

Management & Operations| June 12, 2015

CTA announces plan to strengthen bus operator training

The changes are in line with the principles of a new safety framework being developed by the FTA, known as the Safety Management System. In November 2014, the FTA chose the CTA as the first transit agency in the nation to assist in the development of SMS.

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