FTA Floats $100M Public Transport Safety Regime

By Jimmy Hoover (February 4, 2016, 7:23 PM EST) -- The Federal Transit Administration proposed a rule Thursday requiring federally funded transit agencies across the country to draft comprehensive safety plans following strict FTA guidelines, a more than $100 million initiative the agency said will reduce accidents.

In a 100-plus-page proposal, the U.S. Department of Transportation unit told state and local bus and rail agencies receiving federal funds that within one year of a final rule, they will have to set up "public transportation agency safety plans" and certify the continuation of those plans every year.

According to the FTA, the plans would have to include, among other things, ways to...

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