Organization Structure

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The Office of Transit Safety and Oversight has three Program Offices including the:

Under MAP-21, Congress granted FTA authority to directly oversee the safety of operations for all modes of public transportation.  In October 2015, at the direction of the Secretary of Transportation, FTA began asserting direct safety authority of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s (WMATA’s) Metrorail system.”

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Organization Chart

Organization structure for the Office of Transit Safety & Oversight (TSO), described in text below

Organization Chart - Text Version

  • Associate Administrator
    • Deputy Associate Administrator
    • Administrative Officer
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Administrative Assistant
    • Special Assistant, WMATA
    • Special Assistant, New SSOA
    • Director, Office of System Safety
      • Safety Management Systems
      • Training & Tech Assistance
      • Data Analysis & Reporting
      • Accident Investigation/Engineering
    • Director, Office of Safety Review
      • Drug & Alcohol Compliance
      • Emergency Management & Public Safety
      • Transit Safety Oversight
    • Director, Office of Program Oversight
      • Oversight Reviews & Grantee Workshops
      • Technical Assistance & Training
      • Performance Analysis & Reporting
      • Quality Assurance