Rule/Notice/NOFO: FTA Rail Transit Roadway Worker Protection

Federal Register/Notice: federalregister.gov

Type of Requirement: NPRM

Description:  FTA is proposing minimum safety standards for rail transit roadway worker protection (RWP) to ensure the safe operation of public transportation systems and to prevent accidents, incidents, fatalities, and injuries to transit workers who may access the roadway in the performance of work. This NPRM would apply to rail transit agencies (RTAs) covered by the State Safety Oversight program, SSO agencies, and rail transit workers who access the roadway to perform work. It would set minimum standards for RWP program elements, including an RWP manual and track access guide; requirements for on-track safety and supervision, job safety briefings, good faith safety challenges, and reporting unsafe acts and conditions and near-misses; development and implementation of risk-based redundant protections for workers; and establishment of RWP training and qualification and RWP compliance monitoring activities.

How is it enforced by FTA, DOT, Direct grant requirement, triennial review or other? FTA enforces this regulation through its triennial review program.

Is there a cost or time impact to grantees (best estimate):  TBD

APTA Comment/Letter: TBD

APTA Staff Advisor: Brian Alberts, balberts@apta.com

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