FTA Announces Certification of State Safety Oversight Programs for Virginia and Colorado Ahead of Important Deadline

FTA today announced that Virginia and Colorado have obtained federal certification of their rail transit State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs, in advance of an important safety deadline.

Federal law requires states with rail transit systems in the engineering or construction phase of development or in operation to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019. In Virginia, the Department of Rail and Public Transportation is responsible for providing safety oversight of Hampton Roads Transit. In Colorado, the Public Utilities Commission is responsible for providing safety oversight of the Regional Transportation District.

Thirty states must obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019. Six other states have already met the deadline.

Links:

FTA State Safety Oversight Program
State Safety Oversight Certification Status
SSO Certification Status Table