"On April 16, 1999, the FTA [Federal Transit Administration] Administrator convened an interdepartmental task force of transportation professionals and safety experts to examine the Federal role in transit safety. Additionally, the industry, APTA, CTAA and the unions provided technical information on industry practices to the task force. The task force was charged with the development of recommendations in the areas of: operational best practices, human factors, and design standards. [...] In November 1999, Acting Administrator Nuria I. Fernandez requested the development of a FTA FY 2000 'Safety Action Plan' in order to put into action the findings of the task force. FTA's Office of Safety & Security, in cooperation with the Office of Research, Demonstration, and Innovation and the Office of Planning has developed this Safety Action Plan. The Safety Action Plan translates the task force recommendations into six major areas and associated actions." The areas are the following: statistical data, human factors, design standards, revision of State Safety Oversight Rule, active work with the industry to improve busy safety, and safety promotion.
Federal Transit Administration: http://transit-safety.volpe.dot.gov