Federal Transit Administration State Safety Oversight Program: Annual Report for 1999 [open pdf - 3MB]
"In response to congressional concern regarding the potential for catastrophic accidents and security incidents on rail transit systems, the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991 (ISTEA) added Section 28 to the Federal Transit Act (codified at 49 U.S.C. Section 5330). This section required the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to issue a Rule creating the first state-managed oversight program for rail transit safety and security. This report summarizes activities performed to implement FTA's State Safety Oversight Program during Calendar Year 1999. Information provided by State Oversight Agencies documenting the safety and security performance of the rail transit industry in 1999 is presented, including a discussion of the probable causes of accidents and unacceptable hazardous conditions. This report also highlights procedures and policies, developed by State Oversight Agencies and rail transit agencies, which have been particularly effective in supporting the objectives of the State Safety Oversight Program."
Federal Transit Administration: http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov