Safety and Security Module of the Redesigned National Transit Database (NTD) is Complete

Number C-02-03
2/26/2002

U.S. Department
of Transportation
Federal Transit
Administration

Administrator

400 Seventh St. S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20590

Dear Colleague:

I am pleased to announce that the new Safety and Security module of the redesigned National Transit Database (NTD) has been completed and is ready to receive data reports. Enhanced NTD reporting requirements for Safety and Security data are now in effect for incidents occurring after January 1, 2002.

NTD reporters with 100 or more revenue vehicles are required to report on a monthly basis while properties with fewer than 100 revenue vehicles are required to report on a quarterly basis. Rail properties, regardless of number of vehicles, will report monthly. January reports from monthly reporters will be due by the end of February. The first report from quarterly reporters will be due by April 30. This report will cover activities for the months of January, February and March. Safety and security data is expected to be reported by those responsible for safety and/or security activities in his or her respective agency. Reports are to be filed through the normal NTD channel utilizing the NTD website at http://www.ntdprogram.com. To assist reporters, the Safety and Security Reporter's Manual has been posted on the website and can be downloaded if desired. Please note that the annual deadline for reporting all other NTD data remains unchanged.

This initiative embodies FTA's efforts to ensure the receipt and processing of timely and more accurate safety and security data. This module was developed with extensive collaboration and input from the transit community.

I believe this initiative demonstrates the commitment that FTA has made to the transit community to enhance our ability to capture timely and reliable transit data, and apply the resulting insights we gain to create an even more safe and secure transit riding environment. I thank you in advance for your timely submissions.

Sincerely,
Jennifer L. Dorn