Transit Oversight and Compliance
The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) provides oversight for its subrecipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding, with a focus on working collaboratively to meet requirements. This page provides subrecipients with information about the NCTCOG oversight program, federal transit regulations, and other helpful links.
The North Central Texas Council of Governments provides oversight for its subrecipients of Federal Transit Administration (FTA) funding. The compliance program is organized into subject-area sections that mirror those covered during an FTA Comprehensive Review. Subrecipients will be on a rotating basis over a multi-year cycle.
For NCTCOG oversight and compliance documents, click here.
Comprehensive Review Contractor’s Manual – This manual is provided for FTA’s oversight contractors for assessing compliance of FTA recipients during a Comprehensive Review (formerly Triennial Review). It provides a basis for NCTCOG’s compliance program and is an excellent resource for understanding basic requirements and finding information about underlying regulations.
FTA Circulars – This FTA issues guidance in the form of circulars to provide grantees with direction on program specific issues and statutory requirements. They are arranged by topic.
Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP)
On July 19, 2019 the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (PTASP) Final Rule became effective, which requires certain operators of public transportation systems that receive federal funds to develop safety plans that include the processes and procedures to implement Safety Management Systems (SMS). The plans must also include safety performance targets. Transit operators must certify they have safety plans in place meeting the requirements of the rule by July 21, 2021, and the plans must be updated and certified by the transit agencies annually.
The rule applies to all operators of public transportation systems that are recipients and sub-recipients of federal financial assistance under the Urbanized Area Formula Program (49 U.S.C. § 5307). However, FTA is deferring applicability of this requirement for operators that only receive funds through FTA’s Enhanced Mobility of Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities Formula Program (Section 5310) and/or Rural Area Formula Program (Section 5311).
FTA’s PTASP Technical Assistance Center has in-depth resources for transit providers and offers review of agency safety plans to assist in the process.
If you have questions about Transit Oversight and Compliance, contact Shawn Dintino at firstname.lastname@example.org.