Q. Does the FTA have a policy on how often rolling stock should be inspected?
A. As a grant-making agency, FTA does not require periodic vehicle inspections through the issuance of regulations, but rather, encourages recipients of Federal financial assistance to conduct them as part of maintaining a State of Good Repair and a Quality Assurance/Quality Control program. See http://www.fta.dot.gov/documents/TAM_A_National_and_International_Review_-_6.10_FINAL.pdf and http://www.fta.dot.gov/funding/oversight/planning_environment_4027.html. (Posted: June, 2011)