FTA Announces Certification of the State Safety Oversight Programs for Illinois and Tennessee Ahead of Important Deadline

FTA today announced that Illinois and Tennessee 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 to obtain FTA certification of their SSO Programs by April 15, 2019.  By federal law, the deadline cannot be waived or extended. 

With today’s announcement, 24 states have now achieved SSO Program certification. A certification status table by state is available online.  

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State Safety Oversight (SSO) Programs 
State Safety Oversight Certification Status