FTA Adds State Safety Oversight Rule To Regulatory Arsenal

Law360, New York (March 17, 2016, 10:29 PM EDT) -- A new final rule requiring states to bolster their rail transit oversight agencies gives the Federal Transit Administration another weapon in its arsenal to hold states more accountable for safety gaps, and experts say they're closely watching how the agency will wield its expanded powers.

The final rule the agency published in the Federal Register on Wednesday firms up the directive for states to install independent and transparent oversight agencies for their rail or fixed guideway transit systems, coming the same day the problem-plagued Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority started an unprecedented 29-hour shutdown of D.C.'s Metrorail system for an emergency...

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