Office of System Safety

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The Office of System Safety is responsible for guiding the transit industry shift to a Safety Management System (SMS) approach by developing, implementing, and maintaining transit safety policy and rulemaking. Additionally, the office will oversee transit accident investigation and safety data collection.

This office is also responsible for developing and providing technical assistance to transit industry stakeholders.

The following operations report to the Director: Safety Management Systems, Safety Training, Safety Data Managment, and Accident Investigation /  Engineering.

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Lynn Spencer, Director

Lynn Spencer

Lynn came to the FTA from the FAA, where she specialized in Safety Management System implementation and led the FAA’s hazard tracking initiative. Previously, Lynn was an airline pilot and instructor, working to incorporate risk mitigation strategies in the airline’s training curricula.