Transit Safety (PTASP)

Public Transit Agency Safety Plans are a means for transit providers to monitor and improve the safety of their transit systems. A core component of the process is monitoring and establishing targets for four required performance measures:
  • Fatalities (total number of reportable fatalities and rate per chosen interval of vehicle revenue miles by mode)
  • Injuries (total number of reportable injuries and rate per chosen interval of vehicle revenue miles by mode)
  • Safety Events (total number of reportable events and rate per chosen interval of vehicle revenue miles by mode)
  • System Reliability (mean distance between major mechanical failures by mode)
Transit providers in the region establish and report targets annually, and NCTCOG as the MPO establishes regional targets with a four-year time horizon. The Transit Management and Planning team coordinates these measures.
 

Committee Action and Targets

May 2021 RTC Action on PTASP Targets 
 

Additional Information

FTA Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Home
FTA PTASP Technical Assistance Center
FTA Performance-Based Planning Home
FTA Fact Sheet on PTASP Requirements
FTA FAQ on Public Transportation Agency Safety Plans
FAQ on MPO Responsibilities for TAM and PTASP
PTASP Requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR): 49 CFR 673
 

Staff Contacts

PTASP Measures: Shawn Dintino
General Federal Performance Measure Coordination: Chris Klaus, Jenny Narvaez, and James McLane