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File #: 2022-0524   
Type: Plan Status: Passed
File created: 8/3/2022 In control: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Committee
On agenda: 11/17/2022 Final action: 12/1/2022
Title: APPROVE the updated PTASP (version 1.2), which documents Metro's processes and activities related to Safety Management System (SMS) implementation in compliance with Federal and State regulations (Attachment A).
Sponsors: Operations, Safety, and Customer Experience Commit
Indexes: Audit, Federal Transit Administration, Labor, Mitigation, Plan, Public Transportation, Safety, Safety and security, Safety programs, Strategic planning, System Safety Management, Transit safety
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - PTASP Version 1.2
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OPERATIONS, SAFETY, AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE COMMITTEE
NOVEMBER 17, 2022

Subject
SUBJECT: PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AGENCY SAFETY PLAN

Action
ACTION: APPROVE RECOMMENDATION

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
APPROVE the updated PTASP (version 1.2), which documents Metro's processes and activities related to Safety Management System (SMS) implementation in compliance with Federal and State regulations (Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

Metro's PTASP was developed in accordance with Federal and State mandates that require Metro to establish and implement such a plan. In November 2021, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was enacted, requiring revisions to the PTASP. The regulations require the PTASP to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Background
BACKGROUND

The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published the PTASP Regulation, 49 C.F.R. Part 673, on July 19, 2018. The regulation implements a risk-based SMS approach and requires Metro to have a PTASP, approved by the Board, in place no later than July 20, 2020.

Metro complied with this regulation by completing the development of its PTASP in April 2020. The Board approved the initial version of the plan at its April 2020 Board meeting. The minutes of the April 2020 Board meeting, approving the PTASP, (Agenda Item No. 25) are included as Appendix M in the PTASP. The PTASP, which applies to both the bus and rail mode, is a document describing the various safety programs and processes the agency has in place to manage hazards and safety risks. The PTASP was developed to be a top-down, data driven plan that incorporates the following four critical elements of an SMS-based approach - Safety Management Policy, Safety Risk Management, Safety Assurance, and Safety Promotion. For each of the four key components, the plan describes or references Metro's processes and procedures in place at the agency that complies with the particular requirements. The plan also includes the authorities, accounta...

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