State Safety Oversight (SSO) Program

The purpose of the SSO program is to oversee safety at rail transit systems. The SSO program is administered by eligible States with rail transit systems in their jurisdiction. FTA provides Federal funds through the SSO Formula Grant Program for eligible States to develop or carry out their SSO programs. Under 49 U.S.C. Section 5329(e), as amended by the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21), FTA is required to certify each State’s program to ensure compliance with MAP-21.

Review a list of SSO agencies.

SSO Formula Grant Program
SSO Certification
Advisories and Technical Assistance