The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today launched a new website designed to help rural and small urban transit providers develop and carry out effective safety, security and emergency preparedness programs.
The Bus Safety and Security Website was announced today by FTA Administrator Peter Rogoff at the American Public Transportation Association's annual conference in Orlando, Fla."Getting this important information to small transit agencies supports Secretary LaHood's drive to improve safety across the board in transportation," Rogoff said. "This site provides practical safety and security solutions in the most efficient manner possible and allows transit agencies to share their ideas and successes with each other to promote a higher level of transit safety and security throughout the nation."
The site will give users quick and easy access to a comprehensive resource library that houses over 1,000 technical assistance documents that can be easily located and downloaded, tools to help transit agencies assess their programs' strengths and weaknesses, and a community forum to support peer-to-peer information sharing.
The website (http://bussafety.fta.dot.gov/) is the culmination of ongoing coordination and collaboration with representatives from the FTA and other federal agencies, state departments of transportation, the Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA), the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), and the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).
FTA will keep the site updated, adding new innovative tools and information as it becomes available based on feedback from the industry and other stakeholders.