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American Public Transportation Association

 Safety Management Resource Center

APTA provides a wide range of programs and initiatives that serve to promote safety throughout the transit industry and to our members. These include APTA Safety Management Programs, Safety Standards, Safety Audits and Peer Reviews. Additionally, members gain extensive knowledge through the collaboration sites of our safety committees and forums.



Safety Committees

 Note: Committee collaboration sites are accessible by members only. For more information, contact APTA staff, as listed to the right.

Current Issues

  • Expansion of Federal Regulations for the Federal Transit Administration under MAP-21
  • Implementation of a Safety Management System (SMS)
  • Emergency Management programs and practices being developed by the Emergency Preparedness Technical Forum
  • Expanded use of technology within transit
  • Implementing a transit safety culture

 For more information contact:


Sherry Brown
telephone (202) 496-4879
fax (202) 496-4331



Folder: APTA Webinar Series on SMS
Folder: FAMES
3-15-16  APTA Safety Management System Manual (without appendices).docx
APTA Bus Safety Committee White Paper MS 10-29-13 rev 3.docx
Autonomous Bus Technology.pdf
Award History 1914 to present.pdf
Bus Assessments Program Description Guidelines.pdf
HRO Comprehensive Training.pdf
Route Hazard Analysis.doc

 APTA Safety Manual Development Site


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