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Public Hearing - Public Transportation Division

Chapter 7: State Safety Oversight Program

When Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024, 9:30 a.m. (CST)
Where Texas Department of Transportation
125 East 11th Street
Ric Williamson Hearing Room
Austin, TX 78701
Purpose To receive public comment on amendments to Chapter 7 rules concerning the State Safety Oversight Program.
Description The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) amended 49 U.S.C § 5329(d) and (k) to add additional requirements related to rail agency safety committees, training requirements, and public transportation agency safety plan contents. Most significantly, it directs the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) to require each State Safety Oversight Agency (SSOA) to develop and implement a risk-based inspection (RBI) program.
Additional information View the proposed rules by clicking HERE.

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024