Supporting Documents Used to Identify Gaps in Training

Extensive public hearing discussion regarding the training and qualification limitations of State Safety Oversight (SSO) personnel:

February 24, 2010 -- Day 2 of NTSB Public Hearing on the Collision of Two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Trains Near Fort Totten Station, Washington, DC, June 22, 2009

http://www.ntsb.gov/news/events/2010/wmata_ph/index.html  
http://dms.ntsb.gov/public%2F47500-47999%2F47789%2F436946.pdf

Government Accountability Office (GAO) Reports with Discussion and/or Findings relating to SSO training and qualification:

RAIL TRANSIT: FTA Programs Are Helping Address Transit Agencies' Safety Challenges, but Improved Performance Goals and Measures Could Better Focus Efforts, GAO-11-199, Jan 31, 2011

RAIL TRANSIT: Reliability of FTA's Rail Accident Database, GAO-11-217R, Jan 31, 2011

Testimony before the Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development, Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, U.S. Senate RAIL TRANSIT: Observations on FTA’s State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Its Oversight Role, Statement of David J. Wise, Director Physical Infrastructure Issues

RAIL TRANSIT: Observations on FTA’s State Safety Oversight Program and Potential Change in Oversight Role, GAO-10-293T, Dec 8, 2009

RAIL TRANSIT: Additional Federal Leadership Would Enhance FTA's State Safety Oversight Program, GAO-06-821, Jul 26, 2006

Congressional Research Service

The Federal Role in Rail Transit Safety, July 6, 2009

U.S.DOT Office of Inspector General

Challenges to Improving Oversight of Rail Transit Safety and Implementing an Enhanced Federal Role, Federal Transit Administration, Report Number: MH-2012-048
Date Issued: January 31, 2012

National Transportation Safety Board

Collision of Two Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Metrorail Trains Near Fort Totten Station
Washington, D.C.
June 22, 2009

Collision between Two Miami-Dade Transit Metromovers 
Miami, Florida
July 20, 2010
NTSB Number: RAB-12-06
Approved: August 2, 2012 PDF

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Derailment
Washington, D.C.
February 12, 2010

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Rear-end collision
Falls Church, Virginia
November 29, 2009
NTSB Number: RAB-12-04
Adopted: May 17, 2012

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Hi-Rail Maintenance Vehicle Strikes Two Wayside Workers Near the Rockville Station 
Rockville, Maryland
January 26, 2010

Miami International Airport, Automated People Mover Train Collision with Passenger Terminal Wall
Miami, Florida
November 28, 2008

San Francisco Municipal Railway Transit System (MUNI) Collision
July 18, 2009

Collision of Two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Light Rail Passenger Trains
Boston, Massachusetts
May 8, 2009

Derailment of Chicago Transit Authority Passenger Cars on Elevated Track 
Chicago, Illinois
May 28, 2008

Collision between Two Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Green Line Trains 
Newton, Massachusetts
May 28, 2008

Derailment of Chicago Transit Authority Train Number 220 between Clark/Lake and Grand/Milwaukee Stations 
Chicago, Illinois
July 11, 2006

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Train Strikes Wayside Workers Near Eisenhower Avenue Station
November 30, 2006

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Train Strikes Wayside Worker Near Dupont Circle Station
May 14, 2006

Derailment of Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Train near the Mt. Vernon Square Station 
January 1, 2007